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Croatian debut for Deutsche Telekom’s new cloud infrastructure

Deutsche Telekom’s Croatian subsidiary T-Hrvatski Telekom has launched the first pilot of TeraStream, the cloud-based IP network architecture that the German telecom giant plans to roll out across all its fixed-line properties.

The Zagreb pilot is the first implementation of a project that is designed to simplify the delivery of services over the IP network by delivering voice, data and IPTV services from the cloud, while delivering bandwidth of up to 1Gbps to users.

The pilot will be carried out this month and through next year, with T-Hrvatski Telekom taking a decision on a commercial launch based on its experience. The TeraStream concept encompasses IP networking with the use of data centres and a fibre network infrastructure. The Croatian pilot is based on two data centres in Zagreb and Varazdin with a total installed capacity of 400Gbps. TeraStream is based on IPv6. Cisco is the technology partner for the first phase of implementation.

“Technology is key to success in our industry. TeraStream is a revolution in network architecture – creating a lean and simple backbone that is ready for the enormous traffic increase of the future and new services. With this pilot in Croatia we are leading within the industry. Hrvatski Telekom is a pioneer for the entire group,” said Claudia Nemat, board member Europe and technology, Deutsche Telekom.