As the majority shareholder, Deutsche Telekom is present in Croatia through HT Group, the leading provider of telecommunications services and products.
In 2010, the previously independent business units for fixed (T-Com) and mobile (T-Mobile) communications services were consolidated, making HT Group the sole company to offer the full range of these services from one single source. HT Group is the leading provider of telecommunications services in Croatia, offering fixed and mobile telephony services as well as wholesale, Internet and data services.
The core activities of Hrvatski Telekom d.d. and its subsidiary companies comprise the provision of electronic communications services and design and construction of electronic communications networks within the Republic of Croatia. In addition to the provision of fixed telephony services (fixed telephony line access and traffic, as well as fixed network supplementary services), the Group also provides Internet, IPTV and ICT services, data transmission services (lease of lines, Metro-Ethernet, IP/MPLS, ATM), operating with GSM, UMTS and LTE mobile telephone networks.
In June 2014 HT obtained control over management of OT-Optima telekom (“OT”) through transfer of managerial rights in accordance with Zagrebačka banka d.d., the single shareholder of Optima, following the completion of the pre-bankruptcy settlement procedure. By the conversion of claims into share capital as a part of the pre-bankruptcy settlement procedure, and following the realization of a Mandatory Convertible Loan instrument in July 2014, HT has acquired total of 19.1% of Optima’s share capital.
At the beginning of January 2017, Hrvatski Telekom signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Magyar Telekom under which HT acquires Magyar Telekom’s 76.53% stake in Crnogorski Telekom A.D., based in Podgorica, Montenegro. This transaction is part of Hrvatski Telekom’s strategy of growth through expansion into regional markets. Creating considerable synergies, Hrvatski Telekom will, with this acquisition, provide additional value to its shareholders and customers.
- Core business: The provision of electronic communications services and design and construction of electronic communications networks within the Republic of Croatia. Alongside the provision of fixed telephony services (fixed-line access and traffic, as well as fixed-network supplementary services), the Group also provides internet services, including IPTV, retail electricity services, data transmission services (lease of lines, Metro-Ethernet, IP/MPLS, ATM), GSM, UMTS, and LTE mobile telephone networks.
- Stake held by DT (indirectly/directly): 51.00 percent
- Employees: 4,427 (as of December 31, 2016)
- Customers: 2,234 thousand mobile subscribers, 1,007 thousand fixed mainlines (retail + wholesale), 752 thousand broadband access lines (retail + wholesale), provision of TV services to 401 thousand customers (as of December 31, 2016)
- Hrvatski Telekom (HT) became one of the first operators in Europe to launch cloud services, all available via ictmarketplace.hr (HT’s online application store for cloud services). HT’s cloud offer includes Software as a Service (SaaS) products such as Cloud Human Resources, Cloud Fleet Management, Cloud Call Centre, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) such as Cloud Server, Cloud Computer, Cloud Exchange Mail and Cloud Storage.
- It was the first company within the DT Group to offer to its customers, in 2006, the IPTV service called MAXtv, which was according to Informa report one of the three most successful launches of services of this type in the world.
- HT is the third telco in the European Union that has migrated all its customers and services to an All-IP network architecture. This step has again confirmed the leading position of Hrvatski Telekom in the Croatian market and created the enablers for provision of enhanced services to customers and development of advanced future services as we endeavor to expand the knowledge society.
- In March 2016, Hrvatski Telekom kicked off Croatia’s largest Smart City pilot project in Dubrovnik worth more than EUR 200,000. The city has officially become the first Smart City center of HT for innovation, testing, development, and sales.
- The HT STEM HUB was launched in spring 2016. This is a project organized by Hrvatski Telekom together with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. It aims to create an active academic and economic community of young experts in various fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).