Hrvatski Telekom, the largest private investor in digitalization in Croatia, has started implementing the most modern fiber-optic infrastructure in Mali Lošinj, which will provide 5,000 households with gigabit speeds and the best experience in using telecommunications services. The investment is worth HRK 12.5 million.
The deployment of fiber-optic infrastructure is divided into three phases concerning the size of the project and the complexity of the implementation of the network in the inner city, which is in some parts a protected cultural good. The first phase has already started, and it encompasses about 1,500 households that will receive fiber-optics by the end of 2020. The remaining two phases are in preparation, and their implementation is expected in 2021.
In addition to the superior experience of home internet connection, which is necessary for working from home, holding distance learning, and enjoying entertainment such as gaming, the implementation of this project will improve the use of advanced digital products and services such as e-Citizens, e-schools, e-health, e-parking, and other projects in the smart cities domain. As Mali Lošinj is a well-known tourist destination, high speeds and internet availability will also improve the tourist offer and help the local community to encourage entrepreneurship and stimulate the development environment and economic activity.
"Hrvatski Telekom continues to invest in fiber-optic infrastructure even in these challenging times. Fiber-optics and fast and quality internet access will enable the entire community of the town of Mali Lošinj to increase economic activity and the quality of life of citizens,” said Boris Drilo, the Chief Technical and Chief Information Technology Officer of Hrvatski Telekom.
"As mayor, I welcome this valuable investment that will ensure the fastest and highest quality telecommunications network for citizens and visitors to Mali Lošinj. Innovative solutions that raise the level of quality of life and work nowadays are mostly related to high communication standards and the digitalization of society. In that sense, we are pleased to have the opportunity to be part of this important project of Hrvatski Telekom", said Ana Kučić, Mayor of Mali Lošinj.