HT begins testing 3.5GHz 5G services

2 Mar 2021

Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has begun trialling 5G technology in the 3.5GHz band in central Zagreb. Users with compatible handsets have been invited to test the enhanced 5G service in a limited area of the capital. A report from Bug.hr says that speeds of over 1Gbps can be achieved on the pilot network.

TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that HT switched on Croatia’s first commercial 5G network in parts of Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Osijek, Samobor and Sveta Nedelja in October 2020. The network is based on dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology, which enables the use of existing frequencies for 5G. The Croatian Postal & Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) is looking to sell frequencies in the 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands in the first half of this year.

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