GTS extend its fiber network to Croatia

GTS Central Europe (GTS), a leading infrastructure-based telecommunications operator and data center service provider in CEE, has extended its fiber optic network to Croatia. This investment follows continued growth of GTS’s international network within Balkan region and complements previous fiber constructions towards Serbia and with Slovenia.

“The new network extension to Croatia offers present and future customers the opportunity to improve their connectivity and to add new services to the Southeast European market,” said Ignacio Irurita, CTO at GTS Central Europe. “Our plan is to continue expanding the infrastructure both geographically as well as in network depth in metropolitan areas. We are currently working on further network infrastructure expansions throughout the easternmost part of our network, creating the ultra high speed communications highway in Central and East Europe.

The capacity of the system reaches 40 Gb/s per channel and a total of 96 channels, but thanks to the new generation DWDM system, can increase to as much as 100 Gb/s. The new technology facilitates a flexible response to customers’ demands both in terms of network interfaces and bandwidth. The parameters of the network enable GTS to offer its full service portfolio also to customers in the newly commissioned area, and address capacity demands driven by IP traffic growth in the Balkan region.

The new fiber optic network connects Budapest through Zalaegerszeg and Nagykanizsa, crosses the border at Letenye and extends to Varasdin. The new network section measures 180 km and increases the total length of GTS’s backbone network in Hungary to 2300 km.