Hrvatski Telekom (HT) and Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ENT) signed a cooperation agreement based on which ENT will be the exclusive supplier of the radio part of Hrvatski Telekom's mobile network (RAN) until the end of 2027.
This contract is a continuation with regard to implementation of Ericsson's 5G network technology in Hrvatski Telekom's network, including the latest products and solutions of Ericsson's radio system. The successful cooperation between HT and ENT aimed at introducing the 5G standard into the mobile network of Hrvatski Telekom began in 2018 and resulted with a number of first-ever and unique 5G achievements on the Croatian market.
By applying Ericsson's state-of-the-art 5G technology, Hrvatski Telekom will further improve the quality of internet access and access to mobile applications for its customers, while at the same time opening up new space for the introduction of advanced digital solutions such as augmented reality, robotics and other ‘digital twins’.
“Constant development and upgrade of our network capabilities, implementation of new, highest-in-market industry standards and creating state-of-the-art digital solutions are crucial to Hrvatski Telekom’s development strategy and us delivering the best customer experience. With this partnership we are not only redefining the 5G landscape in Croatia but also opening doors to exciting new business opportunities, as well as providing a crucial platform for country’s accelerated digitalization and social progress”, stated Kostas Nebis, Hrvatski Telekom’s CEO.
Gordana Kovačević, president of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, expressed her satisfaction with the conclusion of this important contract and the additional strengthening of cooperation with a strategic partner: “I am proud that Hrvatski Telekom once again chose Ericsson Nikola Tesla to continue our cooperation on the modernization and expansion of HT's mobile network. This is a confirmation of Ericsson's technological leadership and the expertise, professionalism and quality of Ericsson Nikola Tesla experts who participate in the development and implementation of modern communication technologies at the international level. I would like to thank our strategic partner for their trust so that we can contribute together to the further digitalization of the Croatian economy and society, which is in line with the national and European goals of the digital agenda.”
“Having the leading network is a prerequisite for having the best customer experience on the market. In this sense, we are continuously making the largest and market-leading financial investments, both in the fiber and in the 5G network, and this throughout Croatia. The continuation of cooperation with ENT represents an additional confirmation and commitment to our strategic direction of providing our private and business customers with the best digital infrastructure on the market”, concluded Boris Drilo, Hrvatski Telekom’s CTIO.