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SI26_SI0_National Programme for the Development of Telecomunication_2000

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Telecomunication
Name of the document (original) Nacionalni program razvoja telekomunikacij
Name of the document (English) National Programme for the Development of Telecommunication
Administrative level National
Type of the document Programme
Year of adoption 2000
Foreseen duration Unlimited
Comments Programme based on legislation/not legally binding
Sector Telecomunication
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of education, science and sport
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SGEI
Integration as a concept Yes
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Policies
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Description Other: The document recognises, the technological changes cause new trends towards the convergence of telecommunication, audio-visual, information and other services, the accessibility and mobility of users, globalisation etc. Actors: Private investors and the government should be involved in the necessary liberalization of the telecommunication services and networks.
Major objectives 1. to determine the long-term investments and development of the telecommunication network and services,
2. to define the economically viable technologies for the coverage of rural and less developed areas with the public telecommunication services, and
3. to outline the adjustments of the telecommunication policy according to the market conditions. (3/3)
Short Summary The Telecommunication act sets out the preparation and implementation of the National programme for the development of telecommunication. As stated by the National programme, the aims of the document are:
1. to determine the long-term investments and development of the telecommunication network and services,
2. to define the economically viable technologies for the coverage of rural and less developed areas with the public telecommunication services, and
3. to outline the adjustments of the telecommunication policy according to the market conditions.

As stated, the programme is based on the state of play in the area of telecommunication in Slovenia, the role and the meaning of the telecommunication for the economic and social development, and its importance as an information infrastructure for the information society. However, at this point it should be stressed, that the document has been adopted in the year 2000. Although, it is still valid some actions suggested have already happened, and needless to say the situation in the telecommunication sector has changed. Regardless, some points stated in the document remain topical.
The document recognises, the technological changes cause new trends towards the convergence of telecommunication, audio-visual, information and other services, the accessibility and mobility of users, globalisation etc.
The document sets the general objectives of the telecommunication policy as follows:
1. achievement of the stable telecommunication development, coherent with the users’ needs and expectations,
2. assurance of the universal telecommunication services,
3. protection of the users’ interests,
4. encouragement of the efficiency and competition amongst the services providers,
5. efficient use of the resources (radiofrequency spectrum, numbering),
6. encouragement of the development, new services, researches and innovations,
7. protection of the national security interests of the country.

Although, the telecommunication sector should be also driven by market and private investments in order to encourage competition and assure efficient and quality supply, the programme suggests, rural and less developed areas, as well as people with special needs or different abilities, should not be disadvantaged regarding the use and provision of the universal telecommunication services. These services should be provided as the services of general interest, and financed by the provider as well as subsidised by the country.

The document recognises, the information infrastructure encourages the social, cultural and regional development, diminishes the problems related to physical distance, enhances the development and improves the accessibility of information and services. Furthermore, it enables work in the areas with high unemployment, and social inclusion and equal opportunities for men, women and differently abled.

The programme actively includes Slovenia in the building of the European information infrastructure (EII), with the aims of implementing the interests of the telecommunication services users, and supporting the active inclusion of Slovenia in global telecommunication networks. This will enhance the economic growth, and increase the income from the telecommunication sector.

The programme fortresses the liberalization of the telecommunication services, in order to encourage competition and ensure the quality, therefore, the legislation regulating the sector should be flexible in order to assure the responsiveness to the rapid technical and market changes.

As far as the remote regions are concerned, the document suggests the equipment to build the telecommunication infrastructure in rural areas, should be reliable and carefully and selected, as the maintenance costs due to the train can be very high.
Centralised/decentralised Not applicable
Governance model
Public services
Concession
Public-private partnership
Co-operative
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Type of finance
EU
Federal/national
State/cantonal/provincial
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Public
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national The government, relevant ministries
State/provincial/departmental
Regional
Inter-communal
Local
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