For the fifth time, Hrvatski Telekom won the umlaut “Best in Test” award for the best mobile network, as well as, for the second year in a row, for the best fixed network, thus cementing its status as a market leader in Croatia.
Hrvatski Telekom (HT) and Nokia were among the first in the world to test advanced 25G PON optical technology at HT’s Rijeka lab. This is the latest generation of optical networks that significantly enhances the speed of data transfer, and the speed achieved in Rijeka was 20 gigabits per second.
Last fiscal year, Hrvatski Telekom generated revenues of HRK 7.393 billion, thus recording a slight revenue adjustment of the largest Croatian operator. HT Group’s organic revenue (adjusted for Optima Telekom contribution in the second half of last year) in 2021 increased by 1.1 percent year-over-year.
At the end of 2021, the Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) authorized the first phase of the merger of Telemach Croatia and OT-Optima Telekom under the Competition Act. Optima was previously under the management of Hrvatski Telekom (HT).
Having won several titles of best Croatian mobile network this year, Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has now received the “Best in Test” award for the best fixed broadband service.
In the first nine months of 2021, Croatia’s largest domestic telecom operator Hrvatski Telekom generated more than HRK 5.5 billion in revenue, recording an increase by almost two percentage points.
On Thursday, Hrvatski Telekom became the first on the domestic market to present the capabilities of the 5G+ network, reaching speeds of up to 4 Gbit/s and network response time of only ten milliseconds. The 5G+ network is based on the 26 GHz frequencies ensured by HT in the 5G spectrum auction, which ended in August.
Croatia raised almost HRK 359 million at the public auction for 5G frequencies, significantly exceeding the initial expectation of HRK 300 million in concession fees for the use of the spectrum for the new generation network.
Hrvatski Telekom has signed a 5G roaming agreement with Magyar Telekom, member of the Deutsche Telekom Group, so HT users can now enjoy the benefits of 5G on Magyar Telekom’s network in the relevant 5G coverage areas, the company stated.
Hrvatski Telekom started the month of March by testing the 5G network on the 3.5 GHz frequency band. Testing is currently being carried out to a limited extent on a part of commercial users in Zagreb, and soon in Osijek.