According to N1 TV, which is owned by United Group and strongly opposed to the agreement, this practically means that the companies have been granted contracts for a limited period of time, though they are restrictive and potentially illegal.
Responding to the decision, Telekom Srbija said: “In this way, the conditions have been created for the contract proposed by the companies to enter into force. This means that Telekom Srbija can rent its infrastructure to other market participants, and Telenor can buy content whenever it wants, because the contract is not restrictive in any of its points”.
Telenor said: “We are glad that the Commission for Protection of Competition made a positive decision and now we will focus on creating an innovative and attractive offer that we will launch by the end of the year. We want to stand out in this segment with quality, as we are in mobile services. The Serbian market is ready for a new cable operator”.
N1 TV has previously published documents showing Telekom and Telenor colluding to push United Group out of Serbia.