Croatia’s T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT) is testing fixed and wireless technologies to deliver 1Gbps services to its customers. The Deutsche Telekom (DT) subsidiary says it is working with Nokia and Zagreb’s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing to develop 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) cellular technology, while also collaborating on trials of G.fast equipment, which uses existing copper local access infrastructure to deliver speeds of over 500Mbps to the end-user, and potentially up to 1Gbps. T-HT is the dominant player in Croatia’s fixed and mobile sectors.
Boris Drilo, a member of the management board for technology at T-HT, commented: ‘Gigabit speeds in 4G mobile networks are becoming the reality, which provides room for the development of a vast array of exciting apps that will shape our everyday life in an entirely new way, such as virtual and augmented reality. Furthermore, we have shown that, in addition to optical cable network that we have been building intensively, we can provide gigabit internet access speeds also through existing copper wire telecommunications infrastructure, which is currently available throughout Croatia.’