Croatia’s Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has demonstrated 5G download rates of up to 4Gbps based on 26GHz frequencies, which it won at auction in August this year. The operator launched Croatia’s first commercial 5G network in October 2020 and says it is now the first in the country to utilise all available 5G spectrum bands. Rival cellcos A1 and Telemach both implemented 5G services in the last few months.
Boris Drilo, Member of HT’s Management Board and CTIO, said: ‘Due to the large spectrum width, the 26GHz frequency band will be crucial in the future for achieving high capacities as well as high peak transmission speeds. This will enable the development of new customer services that will be able to use high capacity and ultra-low latency, such as, for example, campus networks for Industry 4.0.’