Slovenia’s leading cable operator Telemach has joined United Group, which brings together telcos from around the Adriatic region.
United Group is majority owned by Mid Europa Partners (MEP) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and already includes Serbia Broadband (SBB), Telemach B&H, the DTH platform Total TV and around 15 small operators among its members.
Commenting on the development, Telemach director Marko Ster said that sharing best practice and seeking synergies would help improve services.
Furthermore, content offered in individual states will be localised according to language and TV viewing habits.
Telemach customers would be able to see the first benefits as soon as May 1, when the group’s operators will start to offer free calls between Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
MEP has been present in the region since 2007, initially through investing in SBB and then Telemach, which was previously owned by Liberty Global.
The United Group now provides services to over 1.8 million individual and business customers.
It also has a unique infrastructure that covers a large part of Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina and includes over 10,000km of fibre-optic networks.