The Croatian capital Zagreb will become the first city with 10 gigs in Europe.
According to Telemach Croatia from United Group, it is building the fastest optical network on the continent as part of an investment of over 1.7 billion kuna (226.5 million euros) with the aim of modernizing its mobile network. Thanks to the existing infrastructure, it can already support internet speeds of up to 10 Giga in 12,000 households in Zagreb, and by the end of next year it will reach the entire city. In the next year, about 170,000 Croatian households will be covered by a 10 Giga network. It is significant that the internet speeds that Telemach Croatia currently provides to its customers are as much as 20 times higher than the average internet speed in Croatia.
Adrian Jezina, CEO of Telemach Croatia and Slovenia, said: “Telemach came to Croatia to become a leader. We are an operator that keeps its promises and we can proudly say that the 10 Giga optical network we are building will be convincingly the fastest in Europe, comparable in speed and quality only to the existing network in South Korea, which is a world record when it comes to internet speeds. Thanks to our investments in infrastructure, Zagreb will thus become the first city of 10 Giga in the region, and the fastest optical network will soon be available to the whole of Croatia ”.
In Latvia, meanwhile, the current telco Tet has announced the launch of the country’s first 10 Giga service. Using its technology and in collaboration with the developers of the Salien real estate project, it was initially made available to residents of the Salien complex, and later this fall will be expanded to Imant, a suburb in western Riga. According to Tet, it continues to improve the construction of its optical infrastructure, and so far this year it has made optical internet available for an additional 5,000 homes.