Ericsson Nikola Tesla, the Croatian affiliate of Swedish giants Ericsson, is to open a development centre in the eastern Croatian region of Slavonia, creating a number of new jobs in the process.
The company, which is named after the Croatia-born inventor Nikola Tesla and is the largest specialised provider of modern telecommunications products, solutions, and services in central and eastern Europe, presented the first demonstration of 5G technology in Croatia on Tuesday in Zagreb.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla CEO Gordana Kovačević presented the company’s activities in research and development of new technologies, stressing that the introduction of 5G technology should be declared a strategic project in Croatia.
Kovačević announced that the company was given new responsibilities in the development of 5G technology of mobile communications and will also expand its development and research activities, from Zagreb and Split to Osijek.
It is an investment that will result in the recruitment of a large number of specialists, and the new location of Ericsson Nikola Tesla in Osijek which will a positive driver for the technological, economic and social development of the Slavonia region which was seen an exodus in recent times.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla’s Reseach & Development, which employs 1,300 people in Croatia, is already creating advanced technology solutions for the needs of customers from around the world, and these new activities will further strengthen the position of Croatian and regional ICT leaders on the Global competitiveness map.
“The fifth generation of mobile networks (5G) is not just another in a series of technologies. It brings new opportunities and great opportunities for development, connecting billions of networked devices and provides great opportunities for developing new innovative solutions and new applications,” said Kovacevic at the presentation which was attended by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic.