Page Content Significant achievements of the Telekom Slovenije Group 2015AugustSlovenski državni holding (SDH) completed the sales process of the majority shares of the issuer Telekom Slovenije without selecting a buyer.JulyTelekom Slovenije received consent from the Macedonian competition protection commission for the merger of the operators ONE DOOEL Skopje, a part of the Telekom Slovenije Group, and VIP OPERATOR DOOEL Skopje, a part of the Telekom Austria Group, on the Macedonian market. Telekom Slovenije opened a renovated centre in Velenje.On 29 July GVO included the ten thousandth user in the networks it manages, thus achieving a significant milestone in the management and maintenance of open broadband networks that were built under the public-private partnership principle.June At the annual DIGGIT digital communications conference, Telekom Slovenije received the grand prize for the Moč besed campaign in the social media category, and a gold medal for the Moč besed online plug-in in the IT and telecommunications category.Telekom Slovenije among the first operators in the world offered customers the SiOL TopTrio Brezžični wireless subscriber package, enabling internet, fixed telephony and TV services via the LTE/4G network. The technological solution was developed in-house by Telekom Slovenije experts. The Sečovlje Saltpans Regional Park managed by Telekom Slovenije's subsidiary Soline received a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for 2015, and the visitors ranked it first among attractions on the Slovenian coast.Users in Kosovo selected Ipko as the best provider of mobile telephony, mobile internet, digital TV and broadband internet services. The aforementioned company thus receives the Best Buy award for the best quality-to-price ratio in all four categories for the period 2015 and 2016.Telekom Slovenije offered users the new Modri subscriber package, which combines four services in one monthly subscription fee: mobile services, fixed broadband access, TV and fixed telephony.Avtenta renews its international ISO 9001: 2008 certificate, which is a standard for the quality management system.Telekom Slovenije successfully passes recertification under the ISO 27001 standard and transitions to the new version of the international standard, ISO 27001:2013.The standard is received by organisations that meet the highest information security requirements.TSmedia released the Slovenian telephone directory, spring 2015 edition, on CD with more than 860,000 telephone numbers and other contact data for legal entities and natural persons. MayTelekom Slovenije opens a new Telekom sales centre in Koper.Piran salt, which is traditionally harvested by the Telekom's subsidiary Soline, was one of five items representing Slovenia at Expo Milano 2015. AprilTelekom Slovenije becomes one of the first in Europe and the very first in Slovenia to provide the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider, now offering both small and large business customers a comprehensive range of Office 365 and Windows Intune services, and the direct set-up and management thereof, including sales support and maintenance services.Telekom Slovenije opens new Telekom sales centres at the Europark shopping mall in Maribor and at Maximus shopping mall in Murska Sobota.TSmedia launches a mobile 1188 application that makes it even easier and faster for users to search for contact data for legal entities and natural persons.MarchTelekom Slovenije offers its users the first commercial LTE roaming in the network of the operator Hrvatski TelekomTelekom Slovenije receives several awards at the Slovenian Advertising Festival for the campaign Pogasi sovražnost, govori ljubezen. (Put an End to Hate. Speak the Language of Love.) under the Itak brand. The Itak brand receives more awards than any other brand, including recognition as Brand of the Year.Telekom Slovenije becomes a member of an international consortium that secures the first European project to develop next generation 5G telecommunication networks, as part of the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme. In the scope of the aforementioned project, Telekom Slovenije is heading the pilot testing of development project solutions and the analysis of new business models.FebruaryFor the purpose of managing the regional fibre optic network, Telekom Slovenije establishes SIOL DOO Beograd. Telekom Slovenije signs an agreement on the purchase of a 100% participating interest in Debitel telekomunikacije.JanuaryAs part of the consolidation of the Telekom Slovenije Group on the Macedonian market, which includes the transfer of the regional fibre optic network from the subsidiary ONE DOOEL Skopje, Telekom Slovenije established SIOL DOOEL Skopje, and transferred its 100% participating interest in the subsidiary DIGI PLUS MULTIMEDIA DOOEL Skopje to the subsidiary ONE DOOEL Skopje. 2014 December Telekom Slovenije sold its 50% share in Gibtelecom Limited to the Gibraltar Government and receives the entire purchase consideration of EUR 47.7 million.By signing the relevant agreement, Telekom Slovenije and Simobil set in order open issues regarding mutual relations and lay down the conditions for future business cooperation, representing an important step aimed at mitigating risks associated with lawsuits, which further enhances the Company's value for owners.ONE DOOEL Skopje, a member of the Telekom Slovenije Group, and VIP OPERATOR DOOEL Skopje, a member of the Telekom Austria Group, sign an agreement to merge the two companies. The entire transaction will be completed when consent is received from the Macedonian regulatory body. IPKO, the fastest growing mobile operator in Kosovo, officially announces the introduction of LTE/4G in the centre of Pristina and at the international airport close to the capital. The aforementioned technology will provide users in Kosovo with the fastest mobile data transfer service currently available. NovemberTelekom Slovenije becomes the only Slovenian company to serve as coordinator of international FP7 projects in the field of ICT in the period 2007 to 2013 for the development of smart electricity grids. Telekom Slovenije Group employees participate in the "Daruj kapljico življenja" (Give a Drop of Life) blood drive at 11 locations throughout Slovenia. OctoberTelekom Slovenije and the Telekom Austria Group agree to merge the Macedonian operators ONE DOOEL Skopje and VIP OPERATOR DOOEL Skopje. Telekom Slovenije will hold a 45% participating interest in the newly established merged company, while the Telekom Austria Group will hold the remaining 55% stake. Telekom Slovenije and the Telekom Austria Group are planning to finalise the transaction in the first quarter of 2015. SeptemberTelekom Slovenije and Microsoft sign an agreement based on which Telekom Slovenije now also offers Microsoft solutions to the largest Slovenian companies and other organisations with more than 250 employees. This makes the Company one of Microsoft's most important partners in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.IPKO celebrates the 15th anniversary of the company's founding. During this time, the company has become the leading telecommunications company in Kosovo with a 50% share of the internet access and digital cable television market, and is approaching a 40% share of the national mobile telephony market.Avtenta becomes the first certified SAP HANA Support Partner in Slovenia, thereby providing customers with expert consultancy services and support for HANA systems in accordance with strict SAP standards. AugustPursuant to the requirements of the mobile frequency auction held in August 2013, ONE introduces fourth generation LTE/4G mobile technology in Macedonia. In doing so, the company is able to offer users new packages that make all of the advantages of this technology available to users. JulyTogether with IPKO and Iskratel, as well as the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and the Slovenian Automobile Association, Telekom Slovenije participates in the eCall pilot project, the aim of which is to develop an effective system for saving lives using communication technology in vehicles. The introduction of the eCall system in EU countries is planned for next year, while every new car on the EU market must have a built-in device for automatic calls for assistance from 2017 on.Blicnet signs an agreement with Telrad Net, d. o. o. from Bijeljina on the purchase of a 100% participating interest in the latter. JuneTelekom Slovenije receives the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate from the Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology (SIQ); the certificate represents the standard for a high-quality and secure information security management system. ONE adds three cloud computing services to its range of services, enabling simplified operations for its users. ONE offers e-archiving, customer relationship management (CRM) solutions and virtual private cloud servers. Blicnet launches the TViN service which facilitates the viewing of engaging TV programmes on computers, tablets and smart phones. MayThe European Commission includes Piran salt produced by Soline in the register of protected designations of origin, the 21st product from Slovenia to receive the aforementioned quality designation at the EU level. Piran salt is produced by hand using traditional methods dating back 700 years.Telekom Slovenije erects the first two advanced LTE/4G base stations in its mobile network in the 800 MHz radio frequency band. Users in rural areas will benefit most from the expansion and upgrading of the network, which facilitates the receipt of frequencies in the 800 MHz band, while improving the reception of the LTE/4G signal will further enhance accessibility in cities and towns. AprilIn the scope of the sale of the majority of shares issued by Telekom Slovenije, Slovenska odškodninska družba publishes an invitation to submit declarations of interest. The deadline for the submission of declarations is set for 23 April 2014. Telekom Slovenije's Supervisory Board and Management Board confirm the information memorandum, which represents a key document in the privatisation of the Company.At the auction of frequencies for the provision of public mobile communication services organised by the AKOS, Telekom Slovenije secures an appropriate number of the relevant frequency bands that will be used in the future to offer users the most state-of-the-art services and the best coverage in a superior network.Telekom Slovenije is the first operator in Slovenia to offer its subscribers the service of listening to music via Deezer. Using this new service, subscribers can listen to music via various devices, anytime and anywhere. Deezer is currently available in more than 180 countries, has 12 million active users a month and 5 million subscribers. MarchTelekom Slovenije presents its TViN service, which combines web TV services, video-on-demand and multimedia cloud storage services, at one of the most important events in the sector, TV Connect, which takes place in London. TViN also places on the shortlist of candidates for the prestigious TV Connect Awards 2014. At the Slovenian Advertising Festival (SAF), TSmedia announces the introduction of large outdoor digital screens on the Slovenian advertising market. The screens are in place along main city access routes, in the centre of Ljubljana and in the vicinity of shopping centres since May. FebruarySlovenia is hit by an ice storm at the beginning of February, resulting in numerous power outages. The Company maintains the functioning of the mobile network using its own generators. Telekom Slovenije's cable network is also severely damaged by the ice storm. Avtenta is the only company in the Adriatic region to be awarded the Gold Competency status from Microsoft for CRM. Partners with the Gold Competency status are distinguished by their high level of knowledge and experience. On behalf of nine consortium partners from six countries, Telekom Slovenije secures a new European project in the area of SUNSEED (Sustainable and Robust Networking for Smart Electricity Distribution) smart networks. The aforementioned project is part of the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). JanuaryTelekom Slovenije receives the ISO 50001 international certificate, which represents the standard that enables organisations to effectively and consistently manage energy. Telekom Slovenije supports the "Stay Off the Line to Stay Alive!" preventive campaign organised by the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency with the aim of warning about the dangers of using a telephone while driving. 2013In February, Telekom Slovenije and Antenna Group announce the establishment of a joint venture to manage Planet TV and promote the development of commercial television in Slovenia. Antenna holds a 51% participating interest and Telekom Slovenije's subsidiary TSmedia owns a 49% in the joint venture. The subsidiary GVO GmbH with its registered office in Stadtlohn, Germany, is established. GVO begins with the construction of 30 kilometres backbone optical fibre network in West Germany providing the area of Saarbrücken access to the most advanced telecommunications services.In March, Telekom Slovenije presents its fourth generation LTE commercial mobile network with accompanying packages and devices.On 30 April 2013 a portion of the activities of TSmedia, d. o. o. and Avtenta, d. o. o., is transferred to the parent company Telekom Slovenije.Ipko has reached a milestone of 500,000 active mobile telephony users in its network in Kosovo. The number of users was thus up 33% over a one year period, thus further strengthening Ipko's position on the market. This is the result of quality services and good customer care. With its high penetration rate on the mobile telephony market, the company has become the fastest growing mobile operator in Europe.One was awarded additional frequencies at an auction by Macedonian Electronic Communications Agency, which will enable the company to further develop its mobile network, in particular to introduce 4G (LTE) mobile technologies.Since 19 July, Telekom Slovenije offers its users satellite-based broadband internet access. Telekom Slovenije now offers its users the possibility of fast, simple and user friendly payment of for telecommunication services rendered via payment machines at Telekom centreswithout processing costs or fees. Telekom Slovenije becomes 100% owner of Aneks (now Blicnet). Aneks offered the full range of telecommunications services under the Blicnet brand and is renamed to Blicnet with the aim of achieving greater corporate recognition on the market.6 November 2013 − Telekom Slovenije presents a refreshed corporate image of the Telekom Slovenije umbrella brand, under which all services offered to users are now brought together, including broadband internet, fixed, mobile, prepaid and ICT services. 2012Telekom Slovenije launches the new SiOL TViN service, which allows SiOL TV subscribers to watch TV channels via the internet. The service is well received with more than 30,000 users at the end of the year. Avtenta offers information and communication technologies for cloud computing.Telekom Slovenije upgrades its network by replacing existing international telephone exchanges in Ljubljana and Maribor with new exchanges based on the latest TDM/VoIP technology for support of fixed and mobile traffic.Planet TV, the new commercial television station of the subsidiary TSmedia, begins broadcasting a full range of programmes. Telekom Slovenije begins upgrading its mobile network with LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology, which facilitates significantly faster mobile broadband data services. All major Slovenian cities and towns will be covered within a few months. The new network will include the latest, environmentally friendly solutions. 2011Telekom Slovenije digitalises its cable TV service in line with current trends in fibre optic networks and cable systems. Avtenta.si receives an award from the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia for ensuring a high level of personal data protection.Mobitel celebrates its 20th anniversary with the connection of its 1,000th GSM base station.Mobitel begins the construction of the most state-of-the-art LTE mobile network, which facilitates extremely high internet access and data transfer speeds, and is the first in Slovenia to present results of a successful; 4G mobile technology testing in June 2011. Mobitel is merged with Telekom Slovenije, the parent company of the Telekom Slovenije Group, on 1 July 2011. The merger facilitates the further optimisation of business processes, the improved exploitation of synergies and improved cost efficiency through closer integration of all of the Group's telecommunications services. Najdi, informacijske storitve, d. o. o. is renamed TSmedia, medijske vsebine in storitve, d. o. o., and launches an improved Planet siol.net. web portal as a new digital medium. Under the Mobitel brand, Telekom Slovenije is the first operator in Slovenia to offer its users an HD voice service, which significantly improves the quality of conversations by providing a more natural and purer sound. 2010 Telekom Slovenije starts selling SiOL BOX, a new set-top box which brings numerous new features and functions, and a new user experience. Mobitel presents Komunikator (Communicator) – Internet telephony with a mobile number, and introduces the most advanced data transfer technology – HSPA+. 2009 Telekom Slovenije introduces e-billing in collaboration with a selection of Slovenian banks.Telekom Slovenije introduces the SiOL iO internet television.Telekom Slovenije introduces the brand One, which brings together all services provided by its Macedonian companies.Mobitel presents the first own branded handset – Itak Foun. 2008 Telekom Slovenije is awarded the Family Friendly Enterprise certificate. Mobitel introduces the 3.5 mobile telecommunications generation and upgrades the UMTS network with the HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. It is the first operator in Slovenia to offer mobile television. It also presents the Povezani (Connected) price plans with bundled services, and the M4 bundle (quadruple play), which includes Mobitel and SiOL services. 2007 SiOL d.o.o. is merged by acquisition to Telekom Slovenije. Telekom Slovenije introduces the second generation broadband technology – VDSL2. Telekom Slovenije begins with mass construction of fiber optic local access networks using the FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) technology. Telekom Slovenije is awarded the highest environmental standard ISO 14001:2004. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in Interseek, which owns Slovenian search engine Najdi.si. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 50% share in Gibtelecom from Gibraltar. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 70% share in Aneks from Republika Srpska. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in AOL SP (Albanian Olnine Service Provider) from Tirana. Mobitel begins offering the first HSUPA USB modem. 2006 Telekom Slovenije establishes Teledat, d. o. o. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 76% share in Macedonian On.net. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in Ipko Net from Kosovo. Telekom Slovenije's shares are listed on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange. Telekom Slovenije acquires Blic.net from Republika Srpska. Mobitel introduces the Integral Internet push e-mail service, HSDPA data transfer, and presents Itak – a new brand for young people. SiOL upgrades SiOL TV and presents a new set-top box. SiOL broadcasts the FIFA World Cup in high definition on SiOL TV. 2005 Telekom Slovenije presents the Modri ADSL price plan. Telekom Slovenije establishes subsidiary GVO, d. o. o. SiOL introduces the IP telephony. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in the system integrator Avtenta.si. 2004 Telekom Slovenije is reorganized and four regional units are established. Telekom Slovenije has 50,000 users of the ADSL internet service. The Act on Electronic Communications is adopted. Mobitel and Nova KBM establish M-Pay d.o.o. 2003 Fixed telephony penetration exceeds 50%. Mobitel introduces the third dial code – 051, introduces the Planet multimedia portal, introduces NeoWlan, and activates UMTS – the third generation mobile telecommunications. SiOL introduces the SiOL TV service in the MPEG2 format and with Amino set-top boxes. 2002 Telekom Slovenije finishes constructing the Slovenian fiber optics backbone. Independent market regulator APEK is established. Telekom Slovenije introduces the ADSL technology. Mobitel becomes a 100% owner of Soline, proizvodnja soli d.o.o. Mobitel is among the first operators in Europe to introduce the multimedia messaging service. Mobitel presents Mobilatorij – mobile digital lab designed to promote digital literacy. 2001 New numbering in the Slovenian telecommunication network. New act on telecommunications and market liberalization is adopted. Mobitel acquires the license for the GSM 1800 system and launches it, and introduces the GPRS technology on the market. Mobitel presents Moneta – the first Slovenian mobile payment service. Mobitel establishes an academy in collaboration with the universities of Ljubljana and Maribor. 2000 Telekom Slovenije digitalizes 100% of its network. Mobitel introduces WAP services and presents its WAP portal. Mobitel presents HSCSD – high-speed data transfer in the GSM network. 1999 Telekom Slovenije establishes a subsidiary – SiOL d.o.o. Telekom Slovenije introduces Centreks and Geocentreks. Mobitel introduces an additional dial code – 031. Mobitel introduces access through the 18 18 18 call number. 1998 Telekom Slovenije is privatized in line with the Ownership Transformation of Companies Act. Telekom Slovenije is transformed from a public enterprise to the Telekom Slovenije, d.d. public limited company. Mobitel introduces text message service. Mobitel reaches a milestone of 100,000 GSM subscribers. Mobitel presents the Mobi pre-paid system. 1997 The Act on Telecommunications is passed. Mobitel establishes the user support center and participates in socially responsible campaigns: “Where has everybody gone?”, the “Driver to Driver” club, and first “Free as a Bird” competition (in collaboration with BirdLife Slovenia). 1996 Telekom Slovenije establishes an internet division – Slovenija Online (SiOL) and starts selling internet connections. Mobitel becomes a full member of the international GSM MoU Association. Mobitel starts constructing and launches the GSM network. Mobitel completes the first international roaming service. 1995 PTT Slovenije is divided into Pošta Slovenije and Telekom Slovenije. Telekom Slovenije, p. o., is established as an independent public company. Mobitel starts testing the GSM technology. Mobitel acquires the status of the national mobile telephony operator. Telekom Slovenije introduces the ISDN technology. 1992 16 base stations from Croatian NMT network are connected to the Slovenian network.1991 Mobitel is founded. Mobile telecommunications are launched on Mobitel's NMT network. Mobitel is entered in the register of companies.