The number of A1 Slovenija users in growing
At the end of 2015, A1 had 708.536 customers. In the same year A1 has the highest growth among subscribers (5,4 %), who comprise 80,5 % of all users.
At the end of April 2014, the Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia published the results of the Public Auction for Assigning Radio Frequencies for the Provision of Public Communication Services. In the auction A1 Slovenija was awarded almost one half of the available Slovenian frequency spectrum for a bit over 63 million EUR, and the majority of this spectrum was assigned to A1 Slovenija for a period of 15 years. The acquired share of the radio frequency spectrum is a firm foundation for A1 Slovenija's ambitious growth plans in the coming years, as well as a good basis for future investments in network development with cutting-edge technology.
One of our strategic commitments is to provide our customers with advanced services, which is why, in the summer of 2012, A1 Slovenija was the first mobile operator in Slovenia to commercially launch an LTE network, supporting data rates of up to 100 Mbps. By the end of 2017, A1 Slovenija will have covered 95 % of Slovenia's population with LTE technology, as well as have made a significant contribution towards meeting the goals of the Digital Agenda for Europe by providing broadband internet at least 225 locations in rural areas which are now deemed white spots with no access to a broadband network. More on the network.
Developing the Competencies and Key Potentials Model
We introduced key and leadership competencies, which define know-how, skills, abilities, values, and personal traits of employees, and we encourage their development within A1 Slovenija's environment. One of our important strategic guidelines is also identifying and developing key potentials within the company, since we want to establish a solid team of employees on whom we can count in the future.
Development of Leadership Standards and Key Potentials
After defining key competencies for all employees, we also outlined management competencies. We aligned them with Telekom Austria Group, which resulted in management standards that are an important element of success. Management standards are also the basis of our 360° Feedback, which is an important starting point for the development of every leader.
One of our important strategic guidelines is also identifying and developing key potentials within the company, since we want to establish a solid team of employees for company's current and future needs. We also developed a retention program for employees who are especially important for pursuing the company's strategic guidelines.
Party with a Cause
A1 Slovenija organized Party with a Cause events from 2004 to 2014. At the events, young people were collecting donations for their peers. With thirteen events, more than 180.000 young people together with A1 Slovenija and partners collected more than 250.000 EUR. Initially, they were collecting funds for the youth with SMS donations and from 2009 on with 1 EUR entry fees. From 2004 to 2014, they have supported several organizations, such as Mali vitez, Beli obroč Slovenije, Nefiks Institute and Hiša SRCe.