Today, Hrvatski Telekom received 13 grant agreements within the call "Construction of next-generation networks (NGN)/next generation access networks (NGA) in NGA white areas" with a total value of HRK 820.5 million, of which HRK 323.2 million in grants.
So far, eight projects worth a total of HRK 578 million have been signed within the said call, of which HRK 263.9 million are grants.
"With today's handover, we used the entire allocation of calls. 21 contracts with a total investment value of almost HRK 1.4 billion have been signed, of which HRK 687 million are grants," said Minister Nataša Tramišak.
The implementation of these 13 projects financed from the European Structural and Investment Funds will enable the construction of the NGA network and fast and ultra-fast broadband access to network infrastructure for an additional 148,774 apartments, and business and public users from remote, sparsely populated, and less developed areas of Croatia.
Together with partners, Hrvatski Telekom will implement projects in the following ten counties: Brodsko-posavska (8,342 users), Dubrovačko-neretvanska (city of Dubrovnik 12,196 users), Istarska (municipality Medulin 11,205 users and the towns Poreč 11,189 and Rovinj 9,366 users), Krapinsko-zagorska (municipality Đurmanec 10,699 users), Međimurska (town Mursko Središće 11,240) users), Osječko-baranjska (9,991 users), Splitsko-dalmatinska (town Omiš 10,627 users), Varaždinska (town Ludbreg 8,200 users), Vukovarsko-srijemska (town Vukovar 15,682 users) and Zagrebačka (towns Sveta Nedelja 16,731 and Zaprešić 13,307 users)
On this occasion, Boris Drilo, Member of the Management Board and CTIO of Hrvatski Telekom, pointed out: "I am exceptionally proud of today's signing of 13 grant agreements for various territorial areas in Croatia, on which Hrvatski Telekom, the largest private investor in digitalization, will build new generation broadband networks (NGA), by the end of 2023 at the latest. Hrvatski Telekom continuously invests in developing the fiber-optic network. I am especially pleased that we are actively working on the digitalization of all parts of Croatia. Through these projects, we will implement the network in smaller urban and rural areas of Croatia and provide NGA access for almost 149 thousand potential users, which will mean 100 Mbit/s internet access speeds".