SI Slowenien

Telecommunications, audio and video technology

Electronic Communications Act (ZEKom-2)

At the end of December 2018, Directive (EU) 2018/1972 has been adopted, amending the existing regulatory framework of the European Union (EU) for electronic communications, with a transposition deadline of 21 December 2020. The field of electronic communications in the Republic of Slovenia is regulated by the Electronic Communications Act 2012 (Official

Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, nos. 109/12, 110/13, 40/14-ZIN-B, 54/14-odl. US, 81/15 and 40/17) and its subsequent amendments. Due to the complexity and scope of the changes brought about by the amended EU regulatory framework, we propose the adoption of a new systemic law on electronic communications rather than a possible legislative amendment.
 Simultaneously with the harmonization with the provisions of Directive (EU) 2018/1972, it is proposed to improve the existing regulation in the part concerning national provisions or where it is possible to provide a clearer and more appropriate way of transposing the provisions of EU regulations. At the same time, the chapter on network and service security and operation in situations of threat also ensures the implementation of (particularly strategic) measures from the so-called EU toolbox on 5G Cybersecurity (hereinafter referred to as EU Toolbox), which is the result of joint efforts and approach of EU Member States,
representatives of the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Commission (EC), also supported by the Republic of Slovenia. The EU toolbox was also explicitly supported by the EC in its "Communication on
Secure 5G deployment in the EU – Implementing the EU Toolbox". The importance and state of implementation (which is
encouraged) of the so-called EU toolbox is also taken into account. Joint Communication "Cybersecurity Strategy of the European Union: An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace".
The proposed solutions aim at a more efficient use of radio spectrum, encouraging investment in high-capacity and high-quality networks, ensuring the security of networks and services, including due to the increased risks posed by 5G technology in providing these networks and services to entities providing critical services for the state and society, consumer protection and improved access to services, and protection of lives through access to emergency communications numbers.
The universal service provides a transmission speed that allows the use of a wide range of services, such as e-administration, online banking and video calls.