According to United Group’s Telemach Hrvatska, it is building the fastest fibre-optic network on the continent as part of an investment of over HRK1.7 billion (€226.5 million) aimed at also modernising its mobile network. Thanks to its existing infrastructure, it can already support internet speeds of up to 10 Giga in 12,000 households in Zagreb, and by the end of next year will reach the entire city. In the next year, around 170,000 Croatian households will be covered by a 10 Giga network. Significantly, the internet speeds that Telemach Hrvatska currently provides to its customers are as much as 20 times higher than the average internet speed in Croatia.
Adrian Jezina, president of the management board of Telemach Hrvatska and Slovenia, said: “Telemach came to Croatia to become a leader. We are an operator that fulfills its promises and we can proudly say that the 10 Giga optical network we are building will be convincingly the fastest in Europe, comparable in speed and quality only to the existing network in South Korea, which is a world record when it comes to internet speeds. Thanks to our investments in infrastructure, Zagreb will thus become the first 10 Giga city in the region, and the fastest optical network will soon be available to the whole of Croatia”.
Meanwhile in Latvia, the incumbent telco Tet has announced the launch of the country’s first 10 Giga service. Employing its technology and in cooperation with the developers of the Saliena real estate project, it has initially been made available to the residents of the Saliena complex and will be expanded to Imanta, a suburb in western Riga, later this autumn. According to Tet, it continues to improve the construction of its fibre-optic infrastructure and has made optical internet available to an additional 5,000 homes so far this year.