Croatia wants 5G launch by end of year

24 Jan 2020

The Croatian government has chosen the country’s fourth-largest city Osijek as the site for the first live 5G networks. Authorities say that services will be launched in Osijek by the end of this year, allowing it to meet the terms of the EU’s 5G Action Plan, which was published in 2016. All three cellcos in Croatia have welcomed the plan. Hrvatski Telekom (HT) says it has already set up eight trial 5G base stations in the city, demonstrating its first 5G video call there last September. Tele2 called on the regulator, the Croatian Postal & Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM), to allocate 5G spectrum in the second half of the year to support the development of the new technology.