It began the process in 2010 and it included shutting down 72 older generation local exchanges all over the country. These were replaced by only two exchanges, located in Zagreb and Rijeka, providing services to customers.
The new IP-based platform enables much more efficient provision of current services, as well as the introduction of many new, up-to-date services intended for both private and business customers.
Commenting on the development, Davor Tomaskovic, president of the management board at HT, said: “The successful finalisation of the IP transformation, which places Hrvatski Telekom at the very top among the European telcos, is another confirmation of our position as a technological leader on the Croatian market. In the past five years, we invested more than HRK400 million in the IP transformation project. The investments aiming at the development of infrastructure will continue, because such investments allow us to offer innovative products and the fastest top-quality services on the Croatian market. In 2015, HT is to invest more than thirteen hundred million kuna, which is (by) 25% more compared to 2014”.
Claudia Nemat, member of the Deutsche Telekom Board of Management for Europe and Technology, added: “This it is not only a local success, it is also a milestone for the entire Deutsche Telekom Group in achieving its strategy: become a leading integrated European telecommunications provider, based on our superior role in technology. We strongly believe that our technology advantages are driving customer experience.”