Croatian telecommunications company Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has become the first operator in Croatia to trial the capabilities of the 5G+ network, achieving speeds of up to 4 Gbps and network response times of 10ms.
According to a press release, the 5G+ network is based on the 26 GHz frequencies ensured by Hrvatski Telekom in the 5G spectrum bid, which ended in August. Hrvatski Telekom has thus become the only operator in Croatia that provides 5G services on all available 5G frequency bands. The 5G+ network multiplies the performance of the mobile network in the segment of the peak, medium speeds of Internet access and shortens the network response times.
The presented performances of the network will enable shortly the development of new and innovative services, and the 5G+ network will play a significant role in the further development of e-mobility in Croatia. On that occasion, Hrvatski Telekom presented the concept of the service of updating software for electric cars and exchanging data with the service center when charging at EV charging stations.
"With 5G+ network performances we have shown today, we have demonstrated the exciting future we have with 5G technology. The e-mobility and EV segment is just one of the branches that will experience a full boom thanks to 5G. Due to the large spectrum width, the 26 GHz frequency band will be crucial in the future for achieving high capacities as well as high peak transmission speeds. This will enable the development of new customer services that will be able to use high capacity and ultra-low latency, such as, for example, campus networks for Industry 4.0 ", said Boris Drilo, Member of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom and CTIO.
5G will be key to an advanced customer experience, even greater safety, and reliability in traffic in the EV segment. The estimation is that by 2030, there will be 41 million cars connected to 5G on world roads, and that number will at least double by 2035. Given this, fully reliable and advanced network infrastructure is required to support EV charging stations Hrvatski Telekom is systematically working on and continuously improving.