Croatia’s Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has awarded a five-year 5G RAN contract to Ericsson.
The fixed and mobile provider will use Ericsson’s 5G RAN equipment exclusively until 2024. The vendor will deploy its Radio System and Spectrum Sharing products via its local unit, Ericsson Nikola Tesla.
HT’s CEO Kostas Nebis said: “5G technology implementation is applicable on a broad scale and resonates with Croatia’s needs, such as enabling higher energy efficiencies through smart metering and dynamic management of power supply, higher efficiency in agriculture through connected and automated devices and machinery, or optimisation of irrigation processes, as well as in a variety of other industries.”
The operator has the highest number of subscribers in Croatia, with a share of around 45% as of end-March 2020.