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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Zero-rating: Slovenian regulator exposed to excessive pressure


Interview with Dusan Caf, Chairman of the Slovenian Electronic Communications Council


By  Nathalie Steiwer  •  05 January 2015


Slovenia is one of two EU member states - along with the Netherlands - which has adopted legislation on net neutrality. How is this legislation applied?


A text was adopted in 2012 and entered into force in January 2013. Thus far, the regulator has not intervened, saying that there has not been any violation of the rules. The problem is that the regulator comes from he industry - and shares its point of view. The pressure is even greater since the State is currently selling its 73% share in Telekom Slovenije.

In your blog you criticise the regulator’s lack of reaction to ‘zero rating’ - what is the problem here?

At the end of 2013, Slovenian operators launched offers that gave their subscribers unlimited access to certain internet services which are not included in their monthly data limit. Telekom Slovenije, for example, offered subscribers unlimited access to video services  ... continue reading 
 





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