DT presents European network; Hrvatski Telekom has developed the first service on the new European network


  • At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom presents the first European network
  • Hrvatski Telekom has developed the first service for the new European network: Cloud VPN
  • The first service available in three countries including Croatia

Timotheus Hoettges, Deutsche Telekom CEO

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom has presented the concept of the new European network. Moreover, in three out of total ten countries, Deutsche Telekom has launched a unique service on the new European network. Accordingly, from now on, Croatia, Hungary, and Slovakia can draw products from a standardized platform.

"We need more Europe and are laying the technological cornerstone for this today. With our European network and the cross-border infrastructure, we will be able to set the tone and not just dance to the beat of drummers from the US and Asia," said CEO Timotheus Hoettges at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Davor Tomašković, President of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom

"We are very pleased that Croatia is one of the three countries in which the launching of the first unique service marks the beginning of a new concept of the European network, one of its key pillars being TeraStream, which was tested by Hrvatski Telekom for the first time in the world. We are proud of our experts in HT who have developed Cloud VPN, which, besides in Croatia, today is available also in Hungary and Slovakia,” said Davor Tomašković, President of the Management Board of Hrvatski Telekom.

"We are the first multinational telecommunications company to be able to truly make use of the synergies that arise when the national companies work together. This is our master plan for the digitization of Europe. Instead of having ten factories in ten countries for ten solutions, we will have central production sites for everyone," explained Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom Board Member for Europe and Technology. "Our national companies can draw standardized product building blocks from a central catalog and use these to put together offerings customized to suit the market situation in their own regions. This enables us to balance local diversity with an efficient production model. We began planning in 2013 and will continue on this path step by step to build central European network factories by 2020."

Claudia Nemat, Deutsche Telekom Board Member for Europe and Technology

Deutsche Telekom will meet all the prerequisites for this technological leadership by 2018 by expanding and transforming its infrastructure. It will invest more than EUR 6 billion into the further development of its networks by 2018. "We are consistently pursuing this path and, in the meantime, are migrating up to 100,000 customer lines across Europe to IP technology each week," added Nemat. "No other company is currently migrating more lines than Deutsche Telekom in Europe." More than eight million lines have already been migrated to IP technology across Europe, with five million in Germany alone. By the end of 2018, all DT Group networks will speak one language: IP. Accordingly, the Group will also be able to operate these networks centrally.

Further expansion in the European markets is ensuring that by 2018 around 95 percent of the population will be able to use high-speed LTE for mobile connectivity. By 2020, all DT radio masts in Europe will be equipped with LTE technology. DT is also a key driver of the global standardization of the next mobile generation – 5G – through its chairmanship of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance.

By 2018, half of all households connected to the DT network in Europe will be able to surf the Internet via broadband connections at speeds of at least 100 Mbit per second. Speeds in the fixed-line network will reach up to 500 Mbit per second for around 12 percent of households in the coming years. Deutsche Telekom will achieve this primarily through the combination of fiber optic technology and new technologies such as G.fast and Super Vectoring, which it will gradually deploy throughout Europe in connection with the infrastructure restructuring.

© Hrvatski Telekom, 2015