GTS extend its fiber network to Croatia
Budapest, February 13, 2012 – 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.
GTS Central Europe is a leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Central and Eastern Europe. GTS owns and operates an extensive fiber optic and data center network throughout the region. In the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovakia, the company combines its regional footprint with deep local networks to deliver a broad range of services. From basic voice and data to complex virtual private networks and managed data center services, GTS assembles the latest technology with its extensive network to provide industry-leading customer solutions. With a rich operating history of nearly 20 years in CEE, the company is committed to providing service excellence and value to its 50,000 government, carrier and business customers. GTS is owned by a consortium of leading international private equity firms with extensive experience in the communications and technology industries. For more information, please visit us at www.gtsce.com.
Agnieszka Chrzanowska, phone: +48 22 488 8082, mobile phone: +48 695 911 072,