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Telemach joins United Group and first cross-territory services

Mid Europa Partners-backed Slovenian cable operator Telemach has joined United Group, the grouping, majority-owned by Mid Europa Partners and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development that combines 15 telcos and pay TV operators across the former Yugoslavia. 

United Group includes Mid Europa Partners-backed companies SBB, Telemach Slovenia and Telemach Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as pay TV outfit Total TV.

As part of the new group Telemach will introduce free phone calls between subscribers to United Group companies in Slovenia, Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina from May 1.

Telemach CEO Marko Šter said that the member companies of the group were the leading suppliers of TV in their respective countries and could share best practices and achive synergies through the merged organization.

United Group serves a total of 1.8 million residential and business customers across the three countries.

The group has appointed former US ambassador to Belgrade Cameron Munster as a senior adviser.