Page ContentHistory Significant achievements of the Telekom Slovenije Group 2020As the market leader we were the first in Slovenia to take the next step in the development of mobile technology and launch the fifth generation mobile network (5G) nationally by using existing base stations and the 2600 MHz frequency spectrum we already utilize for our fourth generation mobile network. We concluded an agreement on strategic collaboration in establishing a pilot internet of things (IoT) platform for remote monitoring of machine operation with the company Metronik. This will allow us and our partners to develop new Industry 4.0 information solutions. We began testing an advanced technological solution in the largest optical network in Slovenia that will bring speeds of up to 10 Gbps to users with fiber optic network symmetrical gigabit connections. With our partners Enerkon and 2GG – DS Meritve we implemented a solution for the Velenje Public Utility Company that allows Slovenian public utility companies to digitalize and simplify central meter management and automatic meter reading. Telekom Slovenije's Cyber Security Operations Centre received the award for the most innovative security solution awarded by the Institute for Corporative Security Studies in cooperation with the Slovenian Corporate Security Association. Even when exceptionally tasked and faced with a high increase in the volume of voice, data and video services during the coronavirus epidemic, Telekom Slovenije’s network operated without any issues. During this period, we witnessed an expedient mass transformation of remote work and study, and provided our users with uninterrupted operation of services and technical support, responding to the special needs of state institutions and businesses for increased capacities and additional services. We also customized our range of products and services and participated in several initiatives, helping as best as we could to those in need. Together with Iskratel we launched a collaboration in the development of 5G networking solutions. The aim is to deploy 4G/5G hybrid public-private networks that are of particular interest to the smart industry, also called Industry 4.0. We built a 5G test network in Iskratel's processing plant in Kranj for testing new technologies in a real environment.2019The independent test made by the German company P3 has shown that Telekom Slovenije’s mobile network is the best in Slovenia. Telekom Slovenije was awarded P3’s Best in Test certificate, which is a global industry standard for measuring network quality and user satisfaction. The test focused on 5 network elements: voice coverage, data coverage, LTE/4G coverage, downlink data transfer speed, and data network availability.Together with our technology, development and infrastructure partners for smart city solutions we developed the central communication station in the form of a smart street lamp. Zagorje ob Savi is the first Slovenian municipality to set up a central communication station, bringing smart city services to its inhabitants.NEO, the platform for smart living, which brought a completely new user experience into Slovenian households through innovative management of TV and other content, and advanced smart home services, has won over plenty of satisfied users in its first year since launch. According to users, NEO is the best smart living platform.We launched the VALÚ smart wallet which combines mobile payment services, transfer of funds between users, splitting the bill, as well as identification and use of local infrastructure services.We fully upgraded our mobile network with the NB-IoT (Narrowband Internet of Things) technology. This is a standardized technology for efficient mass communication of IoT-connected devices that generate low levels of data traffic.We were the only operator in Slovenia to offer our users the latest eSIM technology in the devices that meet the applicable GSMA standards.We completed the process of selling the 100% share in Blicnet, Banja Luka.Telekom Slovenije became the sole shareholder of Antenna TV SL, renaming the company to Planet TV.Telekom Slovenije became the sole owner of the Moneta mobile payment system.2018Telekom Slovenije is one of the first operators in the world to offer its users the chance to use voice commands to manage content on their TV and other screens, as well as control smart home devices from one spot. This is made possible by NEO, the smart living platform that understands Slovenian.Telekom Slovenije founds the Cyber Security Operation Centre. Telekom Slovenije expands is existing certificate on compliance with the ISO 27001 standard for information security management systems to cover cyber security and network and services control. Working in a consortium with Q-Free, Telekom Slovenije implemented the e-tolling system for cargo vehicles above 3.5 tonnes on Slovenian motorways for the Družba za avtoceste RS (DARS). As a partner in the European project iCirrus, which included partners from 6 countries, Telekom Slovenije showcased the pilot 5G network, demonstrating transfer speeds of 100 Gbps in the fronthaul network segment, and 5 Gbps in the radio access segment, which is available to users. In the European project Charisma, experts from 9 countries worked on developing 5G mobile network solutions. Telekom Slovenije played a key role in this project by establishing the test environment and designing the scenarios for testing and validating different concepts, such as smart grid, e-health and the Internet of Things solutions.Telekom Slovenije introduces hybrid access, an extra service available to users with triple-play bundles (internet, TV, and telephone services) in areas where the current copper network does not support high transfer speeds, but where LTE/4G mobile coverage is available.Telekom Slovenije is the first Slovenian operator to receive the MEF CE 2.0 international certificate, which proves that its network is reliable and technologically advanced, and compliant with international standards on the quality of data services for business users and roaming. Telekom Slovenije is the first Slovenian operator to introduce not only Voice over LTE (VoLTE), but also Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi). Telekom Slovenije sets up test environments for testing Internet of Things (IoT) solutions based on the Narrowband-Internet of Things technology (NB-IoT) in Ljubljana and Maribor. Telekom Slovenije moves IZI users to Telekom, refreshing the brand and range of services. 2017Telekom Slovenije marks the 20th anniversary of its customer support number at 041 700 700; agents answered nearly 30 million calls in the first two decades. Telekom Slovenije upgrades the LTE/4G mobile network to LTE/4G+ (LTE-Advanced) technology, which marks the next step in the development of mobile networks. The new technology supports even higher data transfer rates and even faster and more reliable mobile internet access with speeds of up to 450 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink.The E-oskrba (E-Care) service is recognized by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities as a social care service, and Telekom Slovenije receives a license to provide it. Telekom Slovenije presents its activities in the development of the mobile wallet ecosystem, which will connect payments with mobile devices, advanced POS devices, service providers and a broad user base. Telekom Slovenije successfully completes the European project SUNSEED, where it served as the main coordinator. The project, launched in February 2014, focused on the research of smart grids and included research in smart power distribution in the scope of the European 7th framework program. In collaboration with Google, Telekom Slovenije is the first operator in Slovenia to introduce the option of paying for Google Play app store purchases through users’ monthly invoice for communication services. Telekom Slovenije is the first Slovenian operator to offer Voice over LTE (VoLTE) to its iPhone users.Telekom Slovenije acquires the 100% share of a sheltered workshop, renaming it into TSinpo. Telekom Slovenije sells its 45% share in ONE.VIP DOO Skopje. 2016Telekom Slovenije’s experts complete testing transfer speeds on the LTE Advanced Pro mobile network, achieving laboratory data rates above 900 Mbps, while in outdoor settings they managed to get data rates of 881 Mbps on a mobile terminal.Forming a consortium with Q-Free, Slovenije signs the agreement with DARS on setting up and operating a multi-lane e-tolling system in the free traffic flow on motorways and highways. Telekom Slovenije is the first company in Slovenia to receive the ISO 22301:2012 certificate that attests the company's reliable operation of services and processes, and effective response to an exceptional event. In partnership with the Municipality of Ljubljana and its city transport utility LPP, Telekom Slovenije develops the Urbana mobile app that allows users of the Ljubljana city card to pay for bus rides, parking, and funicular rides to the Ljubljana Castle, and to use the BicikeLJ city bike services and SMS parking service.Debitel is merged by acquisition to Telekom Slovenije.2015At the end of 2015, Telekom Slovenije’s LTE/4G mobile network is available at 713 locations all over Slovenia, providing population coverage of over 95%.Telekom Slovenije becomes the owner of the 100% share in Debitel.GVO activates the 10,000th user in the networks it manages, achieving a significant milestone in the maintenance of open broadband networks that were constructed in public-private partnerships.Telekom Slovenije’s experts develop a technological solution that supports the use of internet, fixed telephone service, and TV over the LTE/4G mobile network. The solution is available to users in areas where it is not possible to set up a fixed connection, but LTE/4G mobile coverage is available. The Sečovlje Nature Park receives the certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor for 2015, while visitors select it as the top attraction on the Slovenian coast.Telekom Slovenije launches the first comprehensive, quadruple-pay bundle that combines mobile services, fixed broadband internet, television, and fixed telephone service. Telekom Slovenije is among the first in Europe and the first in Slovenia to become a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider.Telekom Slovenije launches its first commercial LTE roaming in the network of Hrvatski Telekom in Croatia. 2014Telekom Slovenije sells its 50% share in Gibtelecom. Ipko celebrates its 15th anniversary. During this time it has become the leading telecommunications company in Kosovo. Telekom Slovenije is collaborating with Ipko, Iskratel, the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief and the Slovene national automobile association AMZS in the eCall pilot project. The project is aimed at developing an effective system for saving lives using communications technology in a vehicle.The Slovenian Institute of Quality and Metrology SIQ awards Telekom Slovenije with the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificate, confirming its compliance with this international information security management standard. The European Commission includes Piran salt into the Register of protected geographical indications and designations of origin. It is the 21st Slovenian product to receive an EU level designation of quality. Telekom Slovenije connects the first 2 advanced LTE/4G mobile base stations operating in the 800 MHz radio frequency band to its mobile network. In AKOS’s auction for radio frequencies for providing public mobile communication services, Telekom Slovenije acquires 2 x 10 MHz in the 800 MHz band, 2 x 15 MHz in the 900 MHz band, 2 x 25 MHz in the 1800 MHz band, 2 x 35 MHz in the 2600 MHz band, and 1 x 25 MHz in the 2600MHz TDD band, all for the total cost of €64,201,889.Telekom Slovenije receives the ISO 50001 Certificate, which attests to an organization’s efficient and consistent energy management. 2013Telekom Slovenije and Antenna GROUP establish Antenna TV SL, a joint company for TV broadcasting end developing commercial TV services in Slovenia.Telekom Slovenije launches the commercial 4G LTE mobile network along with the accompanying range of plans and devices.Telekom Slovenije begins providing broadband internet access over the satellite. Telekom Slovenije acquires a 100% stake in Aneks, d.o.o., Banja Luka, which is promptly renamed to Blicnet. Telekom Slovenije redesigns the corporate brand that includes all the services the company provides to its users.Telekom Slovenije sells its 100% share in the Albanian company Primo.2012Telekom Slovenije launches the SiOL TViN service that allows subscribers to TV services to watch TV online. Planet TV, TSmedia’s commercial TV , begins broadcasting. 2011Mobitel and Telekom Slovenije merge into one company – Telekom Slovenije. Mobitel activates its 1000th GSM base station on its 20th anniversary. Mobitel begins constructing the cutting-edge LTE network. Najdi, informacijske storitve, is renamed to TSmedia, medijske vsebine in storitve. Telekom Slovenije is the first in Slovenia to begin offering the HD Voice service, which supports better quality of voice calls with a more clear sound. 2010Telekom Slovenije launches the SiOL BOX, a new set-top box which brings numerous new features and functions, and a completely new TV experience.Mobitel launches Komunikator – its VoIP service using mobile numbers, and introduces the latest data transfer technology HSPA+.2009Telekom Slovenije launches e-billing in collaboration with a number of Slovenian banks.Telekom Slovenije launches the SiOL online TV.Mobitel launched its first own brand handset, the Itak Foun.2008Mobitel introduces 3.5G mobile telecommunications, and upgrades its UMTS network with the HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. Mobitel is the first operator in Slovenia to launch mobile TV services.2007SiOL, d.o.o., is merged by acquisition to Telekom Slovenije.Telekom Slovenije introduces the second generation broadband technology, VDSL2.Telekom Slovenije starts intensively constructing the fibre optic local access networks using the FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) technology.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in Interseek, which owns Slovenian search engine Najdi.si.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 50% share in Gibraltar’s incumbent telecommunications provider Gibtelecom.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 70% share in Aneks from Republika Srpska in Bosnia and Herzegovina.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in AOL SP (Albanian Olnine Service Provider).2006Telekom Slovenije founds its subsidiary Teledat.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 76% share in North 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 Banja Luka.Mobitel introduces the Integral Internet push e-mail service, HSDPA data transfer, and launches the Itak brand for young people.Telekom Slovenije launches a new set-top box.2005Telekom Slovenije founds its subsidiary GVO, d.o.o.SiOL launches the IP telephone services.Telekom Slovenije acquires a 75% share in Avtenta.si.2004Telekom Slovenije has 50,000 ADSL users.Mobitel and Nova KBM establish the joint company M-Pay.2003SiOL is one of the first ISPs in Europe to bring its users the option of watching TV channels over the ADSL broadband connection. Mobitel introduces the third mobile prefix number 051.Mobitel launches the Planet multimedia portal.Mobitel launches the NeoWlan public WiFi network.Mobitel activates UMTS/3G – the 3rd generation of mobile communications.Soline obtains the concession for managing the Sečovlje Nature Park for 20 years.2002Telekom Slovenije finishes the construction of the Slovenian fibre optics backbone.Telekom Slovenije launches ADSL technology.Mobitel becomes a 100% owner of Soline, proizvodnja soli.Mobitel is among the first operators in Europe to introduce MMS – the multimedia messaging service.2001Telekom Slovenije completes the renumbering in the Slovenian telecommunications network.Mobitel acquires the license for the GSM 1800 system, and launches the GPRS technology commercially. Mobitel introduces Moneta, the first Slovenian mobile payment service. 2000Telekom Slovenije fully digitizes its network.Mobitel launches WAP services for mobile internet surfing and introduces its WAP portal.Mobitel launches HSCSD high-speed data transfer in the GSM network.1999Telekom Slovenije founds its SiOL subsidiary.Telekom Slovenije launches Centrex and Geocentrex services.Mobitel introduces the second dial code 031.Mobitel introduces access through the 18 18 18 number.1998Telekom Slovenije is privatized in line with the Ownership Transformation of Companies Act, and transformed from a public company into a joint stock company.Mobitel introduces SMS text message service.Mobitel reaches a milestone of 100,000 GSM subscribers.Mobitel launches the Mobi brand for prepaid services.1997Mobitel establishes the User Support Centre. 1996Telekom Slovenije establishes its internet division Slovenija Online (SiOL) and starts selling internet services.Mobitel starts the construction of the GSM network and launches operations.Mobitel completes the first international roaming services.1995PTT 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 telephone service operator.Telekom Slovenije launches ISDN technology.199216 base stations from Croatian NMT network are switched to the Slovenian network.1991Mobitel is founded, signalling the launch of mobile communications in Slovenia.