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T-Hrvatski Telekom appoints CTIO

Thorsten Albers has been appointed CTIO at T-Hrvatski Telekom

Croatian operator T-Hrvatski Telekom, which is majority owned by Deutsche Telekom, has appointed Thorsten Albers as chief technical and information officer (CTIO). Albers has also been appointed as a Management Board Member at the operator.

Telekom Austria sees Q3 profit down by 48 per cent

Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO, Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria, which last month paid out more than €1bn in the Austrian LTE spectrum auction, has reported a drop in third quarter profit of almost 50 per cent. Net income for the period was €52.13m, down 48.3 per cent year on year from €99.2m, while revenue declined 5.3 per cent to €1.04bn.

Vipnet Croatia acquires three cable providers

Vipnet has acquired three regional fixed line operators

The Croatian subsidiary of operator group Telekom Austria, Vipnet, has acquired three regional cable network providers. The operator has finalised the purchase of OKI, Kabelska televizija Šibenik (KTS) and the residential customer segment of Metronet, which was spun off from the rest of the company.

Vipnet Croatia taps Neostratus for public cloud

Vipnet's offering will be run from the public cloud

The Croatian subsidiary of operator group Telekom Austria, Vipnet, has tapped up cloud services provider Neostratus to provide a fully customisable, white-labelled public cloud platform for the operator to provision and manage a range of messaging, communication and collaboration solutions.

Vipnet acquires LTE spectrum in Croatia

Vipnet has obtained 20 MHz of the country’s 800 MHz frequency spectrum

The Croatian subsidiary of operator group Telekom Austria, Vipnet, has obtained 20 MHz of the country’s 800 MHz frequency spectrum for a total of HRK150m (€20m). The operator bought a paired frequency block of LTE-FDD spectrum in a bid to address the country’s digital dividend.

Core services manager, Vipnet, Croatia: “Hybrid fibre coaxial networks hit tremendous speeds“

Hrvoje Jerković, core services manager, for VIPnet, Croatia

Hrvoje Jerković, core services manager, for Vipnet, Croatia is speaking in the Traffic Management track on Day Three of the Broadband World Forum 2012, taking place on the 16 – 18 October 2012 at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ahead of the show we speak with him about Vipnet’s launch of LTE and its planned upgrade to a DOCSIS3 fixed-line cable network.

Croatian incumbent in deadlock with regulator over fibre

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Croatian incumbent T-Hrvatski Telekom has said that it is locked in a stalemate with the country’s regulator over fibre broadband, which is hindering the country’s economy. The operator added that it cannot see a resolution in the near future to the stand-off, which has already dragged on for two years.

WiMAX Telecom CTO keeps faith in Alcatel-Lucent

WiMAX Telecom is sticking with Alcatel-Lucent for the deployment of mobile WiMAX equipment in Croatia, which started rollout in December 2008. This is despite the fact that the Paris-headquartered supplier announced shortly afterwards it was trimming down its WiMAX mobility R&D to focus on a wireless-based ‘enhanced DSL’. WiMAX Telecom still intends to launch a [...]

WiMAX Telecom CTO keeps faith in Alcatel-Lucent

WiMAX Telecom is sticking with Alcatel-Lucent for the deployment of mobile WiMAX equipment in Croatia, which started rollout in December 2008. This is despite the fact that the Paris-headquartered supplier announced shortly afterwards it was trimming down its WiMAX mobility R&D to focus on a wireless-based ‘enhanced DSL’. WiMAX Telecom still intends to launch a mobile broadband service in Croatia.

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