Tele2 Croatia has improved 4G speeds after launching its first LTE-A services using carrier aggregation (CA). The firm won 2600MHz frequencies in March this year and is now using these to augment its existing 1800MHz network. It says that it is targeting high traffic areas and expects to have upgraded 50% of its 4G network with LTE-A by the end of this year, while it also plans to add a third frequency band to improve speeds still further. Its standard 1800MHz LTE network, for which Tele2 advertises peak theoretical speeds of 150Mbps, currently reaches 98% of the population.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Tele2 claimed around 19% of Croatia’s mobile market at the end of September 2019, behind Hrvatski Telekom and A1 Hrvatska. Swedish parent group Tele2 has agreed a EUR220 million (USD242 million) deal to sell its Croatian subsidiary to Amsterdam-based United Group. The transaction is awaiting approval from the relevant regulatory bodies.