In a press release, T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT) has announced the start of an accelerated programme of broadband internet access network expansion, including upping investment in fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to give higher access speeds, higher network transmission capacity and better service stability. T-HT’s direct fibre-based triple-play VoIP, ADSL and IPTV services are currently used by some 200 test customers in four major cities, and according to the telco’s plan, approximately 50,000 customers should be connected to commercial FTTH or FTTB services by the end of 2009. T-HT, which offers fixed line and broadband services under the T-Com brand, plans to invest more than HRK1 billion (USD176 million) in the development of fixed infrastructure in 2009, primarily in expansion of optical access networks, and the migration to a unique IP platform. T-Com’s ADSL service MAXadsl has so far attracted more than 470,000 customers: T-HT’s stated goal is ‘to provide technical conditions for broadband access for one million customers by the end of 2009.’
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