The Council of Competition of Bosnia & Herzegovina has approved the sale of the Banja Luka-based cable operator Blicnet to Telekom Srpske (M-Tel), a subsidiary of Telekom Srbija.
The Serbian incumbent Telekom Srbija has acquired the cable operators Radijus vector and AVcom for an undisclosed fee.
SPI International has strengthened its partnership with the Serbian incumbent by adding VOD services to its platform.
Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic has insisted that Telekom Srbija is not for sale and should become one of the most important companies in the Balkan region.
Telekom Srbija plans to become the leading player in Serbia and the Balkan region, with up to one million TV and internet customers.
In what will be a first for SES, the company will simultaneously launch a DTH platform in three countries in cooperation with Telekom Srbija by the end of the year.
Telekom Srbija has acquired a 100% stake in Serbia’s second largest cable operator Kopernikus Technology from Abris Capital Partners for an undisclosed fee.
Serbia’s minister of telecommunications Rasim Lajic has insisted that Telekom Srbija’s proposed acquisition of its Albanian counterpart would not pose a theat.
The Albanian prime minister Edi Rama has said Telekom Albania will not be sold to a Serbian company.
The Serbian incumbent Telekom Srbija has acquired the Bosnian cable operator Blicnet from its Slovenian counterpart Telekom Slovenije for an undisclosed fee.