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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.

Serbian government extends bid deadline for national telco

The Serbian government has given Telekom Austria until May 3rd to improve on its offer for Telekom Serbjia

The Serbian government has given the sole bidder in its Telekom Srbjia sell-off 15 days to improve its offer. A fortnight ago, it emerged that Telekom Austria AG’s offer of €800-950m for the mostly-state-owned telco was the only bid received. The Serbian government, which owns 80 per cent of the telco, was hoping to attract offers in excess of €1.4bn for a 51 per cent stake in the company.

VIPnet to demonstrate LTE network this weekend

VIPnet will demo its LTE network in Zagreb this weekend

Croatian operator VIPnet has announced the completion of a successful LTE trial in the 800MHz “digital dividend” band freed up by the migration to digital television. The trial, which began in October last year, took place in Zagreb, and achieved data speeds of up to 150Mbps download and 50Mbps upload.

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