The Croatian operator Vipnet will be testing the EuroDocsis 3.1 standard in the coming months, according to Jiri Dvorjancansky, the company’s CEO.
This will allow all customers connected through its high-speed optical cable network to use fixed internet speeds of up to 1Gbps.
Vipnet’s network currently covers 400,000 households, enabling them to access the internet at speeds of up to 120 Mbps.
As the result, the Telekom Austria-owned company claims to be the most prepared operator for the Digital Agenda in Croatia.
Quoting the results of a survey on customers’ fixed service usage habits in households in Croatia, conducted by the Prizma-CPI agency, Vipnet says that most prefered triple play packages (telephony, internet and TV) rather than single offers.
The most preferred double play option was internet and telephony.
Almost three quarters (74%) used ADSL to connect to the internet, with news (80%) being their most viewed content.
The overwhelming majority (93%) connected PCs to the internet, followed by mobile phones (64%), TVs (28%) and tablets (27%).
The survey also found that 81% of respondents are willing to use PPV services, mostly to watch sports matches and sports-related shows.
Most used TV on the go at home (38%), folowed by on public transport (19%).
TV on go go was accessed mostly on mobile phones (77%), with the remainder chosing to do so on tablets and PCs.