Hrvatski Telekom dd: ‘5G Atlas’ by Hrvatski Telekom
5G will bring more than 10 billion kuna to the Croatian economy, with positive effects in all industries and counties
- The 5G network will accelerate market development, increase competitiveness, employment and promote development for all, especially currently less developed regions.
- The annual net benefit of 5G investment is estimated at 1.72% of GDP
- Hrvatski Telekom is the largest investor in digital infrastructure with ongoing annual investments of over HRK 1.6 billion per year
The study “5G Atlas – Economic effects of 5G infrastructure development in the Republic of Croatia” shows that investments in the development of the 5G network over the next few years will create more than 10 billion kuna (1.33 billion euros) added value for Croatia. economic, with the annual net benefit of investing in 5G being estimated at 1.72% of GDP. The study was created in cooperation between Hrvatski Telekom and the Economic Institute of Zagreb.
‘5G Atlas’ has confirmed that the development of 5G infrastructure is one of the main drivers for economic growth and social progress in all counties. Moreover, the implementation of the 5G network opens the doors to significant entrepreneurial potential, which is particularly evident in less developed regions and suburban areas, with 5G technology supporting the positive transformation of the economy across Croatia, their allowing them to be more productive and utilize the growth potential in the future.
Moderate estimates suggest that the introduction of the 5G network will result in a 20-50% increase in revenue, a 10% increase in export sophistication, a 10% reduction in operating costs and a threefold increase. the potential for creating new businesses. . At the same time, employment growth in all sectors analyzed will range from 8% in the manufacturing industry to 46% in the ICT industry.
The largest positive effect on the sophistication of export products is in agriculture, up to 25%, in manufacturing with 19% and in ICT with 7%. Agriculture will have the greatest effect in the context of reducing operating costs, up to 30%. The increase in the share of new business entities by county will range from 25% in Zagreb to 250% in Brodsko-posavska county, with the biggest gainers here being the ICT and tourism sectors. The increase in exports will be more evident in less developed countries with export revenue growth of 20-120%.
The ratio of benefits and costs of investing in 5G infrastructure differs significantly across counties due to differences in their economic structure that drives the potential for benefits, with eight counties showing above-average benefits national (3.0); City of Zagreb (4.5), counties of Bjelovarsko-bilogorska (4.2), Koprivničko-križevačka (4.1), Međimurska (3.8), Osječko-baranjska (3.7), d ‘Istarska (3.4), Vukovarsko-srijemska (3.2) and Virovitičko-podravska (3.1).
Some regions are better placed to achieve the positive effects of the 5G network and its application of technologies, with development-oriented zoning plans as well as more efficient and faster legislative processes for the construction of 5G networks being of great importance. for all industries, cities and counties, enabling them to take full advantage of the potential of 5G.
“In just a year and a half since we launched the first 5G network in Croatia, we have managed to cover 76 cities and make 5G available to more than 2 million citizens, of whom one million are already able to enjoy All of this progress has been made during the period when, contrary to market trends and despite the unfavorable economic environment, we have accelerated our investments in both fiber and 5G, which has enabled the country to move up 5 places in the DESI Connectivity Index. , including those planned for the near future, effectively provide the platform for the country’s economic development and societal progress. With 5G networks dramatically increasing the levels digitizing and offering exciting new possibilities, there isn’t a single industry or part of our lives that won’t be positively impacted by the 5G revolution. in the country’s digital infrastructure, we will continue to invest in the country’s future economic and social prosperity, hoping that the investment-friendly framework will allow our investments in digitalization and 5G to reach their full potential,” said declared Kostas NebisHrvatski Telekom, CEO.
Bjelovarsko-bilogorska county has the greatest potential to increase the share of new business entities by introducing 5G network, up to 3.5 times, and the potential of more than 3.1 times is found in Koprivničko-križevačka, Virovitičko-podravska, Vukovarsko-srijemska, Požeško-slavonska, Osječko-baranjska and Zadarska. The highest potential for increase in product export sophistication is found in Virovitičko-podravska county, 1.66 times, and more than 1.5 times increase in product export sophistication is found in the counties of Karlovačka and Bjelovarsko-bilogorska. In terms of cost competitiveness, the largest effect occurs in the counties of Karlovačka (1.18 times), Sisačko-moslavačka (1.07 times), Vukovarsko-srijemska (1.04 times) and the counties of Bjelovarsko-bilogorska (1.02 times). The city of Zagreb, on the other hand, will see the greatest effect on increasing total sales revenue, export earnings and total employment, where, due to its size and economic power, this effect is almost twice as large as in other counties.
“The introduction of the 5G network has the potential to increase market dynamics, improve cost competitiveness and sophistication of the national economy and lead to redistributive effects of economic activity between Croatian regions. Croatia derives far more benefits from the introduction of the 5G network than the costs of developing this infrastructure, which is why it is crucial that all stakeholders – business and public sector, ministries, counties, local government units, actively participate in creating the environment that will allow 5G to use its potential, which is in the interest of the economy and society.Especially bearing in mind that with the increasing complexity of the economy, the positive economic effects of the development of 5G infrastructure are further strengthened,” said Maruska Vizeksenior researcher at the Institute of Economics in Zagreb and head of research for this study.
The “5G Atlas” also presents projects for the use of smart technologies developed by Hrvatski Telekom throughout Croatia. City ofDubrovnik, for example, was the first in the world with the largest smart parking project on the NBIoT network, in which more than 1,900 parking sensors were installed throughout the city. In addition, the port of Dubrovnik, schools and kindergartens are equipped with sensors to measure air quality, and the city has set up equipment for the traffic congestion zone.
With the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, a project is being developed to monitor and analyze traffic flows on public roads using drones in real time. The development of this project on 5G technology will increase traffic safety and smoothness through traffic jam analysis and smarter traffic management in cities, checking available parking spaces, analyzing transport load public and offering a number of other useful options.
The company’s pilot project Kutjevo, in which Alti Agro, TIS Group and Orqa also participate, is working on collecting data on vineyards through recordings with multi-spectrum cameras on drones and processing large amounts of data in real time. Based on these images, it is possible to determine the existence of potential problems such as the possible appearance of diseases or pests, lack of fertilizer or the need for irrigation.
“Behind us is the extremely successful first phase of the introduction of 5G technology in Croatia, during which we covered more than half of the population with a 5G signal. We also provided users with mobile Internet access up to five times faster and shown the multi-gigabit data transfer speeds based on mmWave technology. In order to realize the full potential of 5G technology, it is necessary to continue working on its expansion through the implementation implementation of new frequency layers, new access points, new functionalities and elements in the core network.Therefore, it is extremely important to create favorable investment conditions that will cushion the unfavorable increase in electricity prices and the impact of inflation and to have a legal framework for the unimpeded development of electronic communications infrastructure. using for the systematic implementation of 5G in the economy”, concluded Boris DriloCTIO of HT.
Whether it is smart cities, digital agriculture, advanced medicine, future education or more efficient production, the 5G network is, due to its wide applicability, an integral part of every modern country. and all transformative business models, as all sectors and industries will reap tangible benefits from 5G.