The Croatian incumbent telco T-HT will not be allowed to launch its new fibre optic network, worth some HRK1 billion (€137.1 million) and capable of serving up to 200,000 homes, before this summer.
Limun reports that the company has submitted a price list and conditions for the leasing of the new network to the telco regulator HAKOM. This is in accordance with the conditions for launching the network, though it may start to be used sooner by another operator if it accepts T-HT’s price list and conditions.
HAKOM has set a usage cap of 21,000 households on the network prior to its full launch in order to prevent a monopoly.
T-HT is one of the leading providers of IPTV in the CEE region, its MAXtv service ending 2009 with almost 236,000 subscribers.