Metronet ups capacity through DWDM upgrade

3 Jun 2008

Croatian alternative integrated telecoms provider Metronet has upgraded its international capacity on the Zagreb-Ljubljana-Vienna link via a proprietary dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) system, Telecompaper reports. The new expansion will enable Metronet’s users to benefit from fast internet access, data transmissions and voice telephony connections between Croatia, Slovenia and Austria. Metronet claims to be the first company in Croatia to provide such a service.

Last month the Croatian investment group Quaestus Private Equity Fund promised to invest USD20 million in Metronet to develop its infrastructure. Metronet CEO Zeljko Lukac said that the company is aiming to be Croatia’s leading integrated telecoms provider for corporate customers. Metronet has over 2,300 business users, and operates over a 2,600km proprietary fibre-optic network, with its own infrastructure covering 36 locations.