Hrvatski Telekom and the University of Zagreb launch Campus Network

Categories: Connectivity
  • Hrvatski Telekom launches the Campus Network project in cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb
  • The project aims to offer students, the scientific community, startups, and industry the opportunity to work on the latest communication technologies such as Industry 4.0, 5G networks, and IoT
  • As part of Deutsche Telekom, Hrvatski Telekom has begun a collaboration modeled on Campus Network which DT is launching in Germany, Austria, Czechia, and Hungary

Representatives of Hrvatski Telekom and FER have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Campus Network project, which will allow students, startups, and industry to work together on the latest communication technologies. Given that the technology sector is one of the fastest growing in the world, academia will be able to work on industrial development projects based on Industry 4.0, Smart Factories, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and 5G. HT plans to invest around HRK 2 million in developing the project.

The Campus Network is a private mobile network that will provide the faculty lab with its own 4G and 5G network. The lab will be located at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, and FER is open to collaborating with other interested faculties. The next step is to include other cities like Rijeka, Split, and Osijek. Any solutions that are developed will be used in Hrvatski Telekom’s public 4G and 5G networks.

In cooperation with Hrvatski Telekom, FER plans to promote projects in automation and computing, telecommunications, and radio communications, which rely on using 4G and 5G networks. These projects will help encourage the development of robotics, edge and fog computing, and distributed learning.

“FER has always kept up with the latest technology, resulting in significant recognition in an internationally competitive environment. This is evident from the 200 or so research projects currently ongoing at FER. However, the real value of launching initiatives like this lies in providing access to the latest technology for our students and the entire Croatian academic community,” said Gordan Gledec, Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

“Our goal is to help business customers take advantage of Industry 4.0 technology with our custom campus network solutions, and we’re particularly proud that the students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing will both benefit from this and work together with us to create solutions for industrial digitalization,” said Nataša Malić, Director of Access Networks Sector at Hrvatski Telekom.

“Hrvatski Telekom is the largest private investor in the development of STEM in Croatia, and the launch of the Campus Network project at FER only emphasizes this further. We’re proud to have the opportunity to connect young people with the latest technology so that they can have a positive impact not only on how these technologies develop but also on how their communities develop, helping create a better future for society as a whole,” said Jerko Dumanić, Director of Business Customers Marketing Sector at Hrvatski Telekom.

Deutsche Telekom has partnered with companies and universities in many different European countries to develop and test new communications technologies, highlighting the leading role of the Deutsche Telekom Group in providing innovative solutions for the mobile connectivity industry in Europe.