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Croatia is a country of great potential, and in order to unlock it, it is essential that the digital strategy is at the core of all national plans because digitalisation is the lever of future growth – growth that has all the possibilities to no longer be “just” linear but exponential.
Leading mobile network and 5G
Significant investments in network modernisation during previous years have resulted not only in improvements in fixed and mobile networks and excellent customer experience, but in Hrvatski Telekom being confirmed as the leading network in Croatia by independent analyses carried out by the international institutions Ookla and umlaut. In fact, an analysis of millions of tests done by the users within their networks showed that the Hrvatski Telekom mobile network is among the ten fastest mobile networks in the world.
One of HT’s most important contributions to progress in 2020 was the launch of the first commercial 5G network, which placed Croatia alongside the world’s most technologically advanced countries, which is in line with the goal of Hrvatski Telekom to connect everyone using the possibilities that digitalisation offers – in industrialisation, manufacture, tourism, agriculture, healthcare, education, gaming, smart cities; there is no sector that will not benefit from 5G. In fact, one of the essential features of 5G is that it will provide the coastal areas and islands with high-speed internet, which is of great importance to the local population, tourism in general as well as nautical tourism.
Hrvatski Telekom continues to digitalise cities, municipalities and islands in Croatia at all levels, and one example is the realisation of the project of free public WiFi Internet as part of the WiFi4EU initiative, which is of great benefit to residents and foreign visitors.