|Dr. Kai Höhmann,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Slovenské
The year 2002 was a break-through year for Slovenské telekomunikácie,
a.s. The company and the entire telecommunications market
braced for full market deregulation starting on 1 January
2003, the date on which our newly appointed CEO, Mr. Miroslav
Majoro, took up his post. Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s.
is well positioned to meet the anticipated competition head-on.
With a highly developed infrastructure and a state-of-the-art
billing system, we are ready to meet customer demand for the
full range of telecommunications services on one hand, and
to serve the needs of licensed operators on the other.
Customer orientation and innovation were the main focus of Slovenské
telekomunikácie, a.s. in achieving its vision of being the
number one telecommunications operator in Slovakia. With a
wide variety of products and services, including new broadband
access products, we more strongly focused our attention on
the customer and on innovative technology.
To achieve our ambitious goals, the Board of Directors of
Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s. together with the support
of our shareholder partners - the Slovak government and Deutsche
Telekom, decided to streamline the company's activities, and
to concentrate on our core business. As a result, our complete
organisation was successfully adapted and non-core operations,
such as Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s., Telemont, o.z. branch
were sold off.
Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s. is a strong supporter of
the path to the European Union. Moreover, in order to make
access to the global information society easier for the younger
generation of Slovaks, we play our part by providing schools
with Internet access within the government's eSlovakia Project.
The outcome of all these challenging activities is that Slovenské
telekomunikácie, a.s. has produced excellent business results
I am fully aware that without the outstanding performance
of all our employees and without the trust shown by our customers,
Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s. would not have been able to
meet the demanding goals set out by the Board of Directors.
I am very proud that our company is so confidently fulfilling
its vision - to be the best telecommunications company in
Dr. Kai Höhmann,
Chairman of the Board of Directors
of Slovenské telekomunikácie, a.s.