“An ongoing European Commission review of the Slovenian wholesale high-quality broadband access market has suggested that the Agency for Communication Networks (AKOS) has failed to properly perform its watchdog duties and has been turning a blind eye to Telekom Slovenije.

The watchdog has also been scolded by the court of audit.

The Commission heaps criticism on AKOS’s regulation of the state-owned telco, designated as an operator with significant market power, as part of a 9 February decision for an “in-depth investigation” of AKOS’s draft proposal for a new regulatory model.

The Commission believes a part of AKOS’s remedial proposal, which includes an adjustment to the standard price control formula by adding a “size premium” meant to reflect the high risks associated with the small size of Telekom Slovenije, the telecoms incumbent, is not compliant with EU telecoms rules.” (Slovenia Times)