It has also annulled a maximum fine of BAM100,000 (€51,129) on Trion Tel and ordered the DG to reconsider the amount, given that he had previously not taken into account numerous mitigating factors.
Trion Tel says it now expects the DG to make a decision in accordance with the law and with equal treatment for all telcos. “It is completely unacceptable that penalties are imposed only on the smallest operator and a new competitor on the market, and not on far larger competitors on the market, whose network is built in the same way”.
Trion Tel adds that it “hopes that the city of Banja Luka and its competent services will decide as soon as possible on the requests for legalisation of parts of the network that Trion Tel submitted to the competent institution in 2019 and actively and intensively worked on collecting all necessary documents and consents. It would be a real precedent for Trion Tel to be the only sanctioned operator, although it cannot influence the process of legalisation of the network, because the speed of deciding on the subject depends exclusively on the institutions of the city of Banja Luka”.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News>, RAK issued the fine against Trion Tel in June this year.
United Group’s Telemach entered into a partnership with Trion Tel in July 2020 to provide joint services in Banja Luka, the second largest city in Bosnia & Herzegovina.