Telemach upgrades Croatian network with Ekinops

17 Jun 2021

United Group has selected Ekinops to deploy a next generation DWDM optical transport network for its Croatian subsidiary Telemach Hrvatska. According to a press release from the vendor, its 200G and 400G FlexRate single carrier solutions are being combined with its Flex Grid ROADM architecture to enable the long-term flexibility needed across both the regional and core networks. Zeljko Batistic, Vice President for Technology at United Group, said: ‘This project will be invaluable in futureproofing our mobile and fixed networks to deliver the 5G quality and speed both our domestic and commercial subscribers demand.’

United Group, which has fixed, wireless and pay-TV operations across southeast Europe, expects to invest more than EUR500 million (USD605 million) over the next five years to extend its optical fibre networks into new areas and upgrade existing ones.