Telemach Croatia says it plans to invest HRK1.7 billion (USD267 million) to modernise its mobile network and deploy 10Gbps fibre-optic infrastructure. Fibre rollouts have already commenced in Zagreb. Telemach Croatia is part of United Group, which bought Tele2 Croatia in March 2020, and it was announced in July that Telemach was to enter Croatia’s fixed line sector via the acquisition of a majority 54.3% interest in Optima Telekom. Telemach went on to win spectrum in the 5G auction in August and recently launched 5G services in Zagreb and Osijek.
In a company statement, Adrian Jezina, president of the management board of Telemach in Croatia and Slovenia, said that ‘the 10 Giga optical network we are building will be convincingly the fastest in Europe, comparable in speed and quality only to the existing network in South Korea, which is a world record when it comes to internet speeds. Thanks to our investments in infrastructure, Zagreb will thus become the first 10 Giga city in the region, and the fastest optical network will soon be available to the whole of Croatia.’