Croatian operator Hrvatski Telecom kicked off plans in upgrading its HRK19 million ($3 million) fibre-optic network, pledging to connect thousands of premises to 100Mbps connectivity speed.
In a statement, Hrvatski Telecom said the fibre optic connection will be made available to 8,000 premises in the area of Slavonski Brod in the communities of Slavonija 1, Slavonija 2, Kolonija, Mikrorajon, and Osječka Street.
Completion of the work is expected end of October and customer connections to be seen in early November. In future customers, will be able to upgrade up to 1G/bit download speeds
“Continuous improvement of network quality is our strategic priority. Investments in fibre-optic infrastructure are the basis of technological, economic, and social development because they provide higher speeds, better signals, and many tangible benefits for residential and business customers”, said Boris Drilo, CTIO of Hrvatski Telekom.
"As mayor, I welcome this valuable investment that will ensure the fastest and highest quality telecommunications network for the citizens of Slavonski Brod. Innovative solutions that raise the level of quality of life and work nowadays are mostly related to high communication standards and the digitalization of society. In that regard, we are delighted to have the opportunity to be part of this vital project of Hrvatski Telekom ", said Mirko Duspara, Mayor of Slavonski Brod.