The goal is to make improvements to quality, capacity, and security that will support the introduction of next-generation digital services in Southeast Europe, including new enhanced 5G services for both residential and business customers.
Nokia is providing the software to manage critical network functionality, delivering advantages such as enormous increases in speed for a superior user experience, while at the same time ensuring user data security. Nokia’s upgrades will also allow United Group’s mobile operators – Vivacom in Bulgaria and Telemach in Croatia and Slovenia – to achieve a high level of connectivity for the escalating number of devices that require an internet connection as well as ultra-reliable network connections to support the applications and services critical to the digital transformation of modern industry.
Telemach CEO Adrian Ježina made the following statement:
With the implementation of the latest technology in the mobile core network, Telemach Croatia will provide the preconditions for the introduction of the most modern 5G network services. Upgrading core mobile network systems, along with the planned modernization of the mobile radio network, will ensure significant improvement in mobile network performance, both on existing technologies and 5G. With the recently introduced fastest 10 Giga optical network and the imminent mass 5G rollout, our users will be able to experience a true gigabit convergent infrastructure. This investment momentum is also a guarantee to our existing and future customers that, in addition to the best products, they can expect from us superior experience in advanced digital technologies.
The upgrades to the core network are part of a five-year plan of more than €900 million in investments that United Group, the leading regional provider of telecommunications and media, is making to modernize both its mobile and fixed networks in order to deliver superior connectivity and advanced products and services to millions of new and existing customers.
United Group expects developments such as Gbps mobile connectivity, low latency-based services, enhanced data plans, and fixed-wireless access to be key drivers of both digitalization and competitiveness in coming years in the markets it serves, reported the company whose portfolio includes the telecom operator Telemach Croatia, as well as the TV stations and websites SportKlub and N1, Nova TV, Doma TV, and the news portal Dnevnik.hr.
“The surge in connected devices and all the demands that mobile users have today require a powerful wireless network that can transfer large volumes of data fast, securely, and with very low latency. With Nokia’s support, we are building Southeast Europe’s best mobile network, one focused on quality, performance, and product innovation. The investments we are making – in both mobile and fixed – will guarantee that United Group’s users always have access to the very best our industry has to offer,” pointed out United Group’s Vice President for Technology Željko Batistić.
Mikko Lavanti, Vice President and Head of Central Europe and Central Asia Nokia, said that Nokia was delighted to further support United Group’s strong market position in Southeast Europe, adding: “Nokia’s market-leading core portfolio continues to demonstrate its breadth, reliability, and innovation using true cloud capabilities and centralized or distributed deployment. We look forward to delivering United Group and its customers superior network performance and scale.”