SBB completed its most important project “GIGA Serbia”, which involved the digitization of all cities where it provides services, in the year in which it celebrated its 20th anniversary.
The company started digitalization in 2017 and invested more than 300 million euros in it. The main part of the project was the shutdown of analog television, which they originally started with 20 years ago, pointed out the director of the engineering department, Tomislav Petrović.
36 cities in Serbia have been digitized, where SBB users have access to the officially fastest internet network in Serbia up to 1Gbps and greater service stability. They have the opportunity to enjoy the most popular TV platform in Southeast Europe – EON, as well as the digital quality of image and sound, they state in the announcement.
The first GIGA city was Novi Sad, then Belgrade, while the digitization of Vrnjačka Banja completed the project and officially created GIGA Serbia. During the implementation of the project, more than 500,000 Set Top Boxes were installed.
“In addition to improving the television experience and turning off the analog TV signal, we have been increasing internet speeds for users every year. Only in 2022, we raised them by up to 50 percent. More than 1,000 employees participated in the project, a huge number of people from various sectors that we had to organize. It wasn’t easy, but we successfully completed the project,” explained Vladimir Radović, Director of the Directorate for Technical Operations.
The main results of digitalization itself itself were a significant increase in the quality of all SBB’s services, both video and Internet, the release of frequency capacities that were necessary for a significant increase in speeds, as well as further development of services.
“What is known about SBB is that from the very beginning we pushed the boundaries and brought new technologies. This is precisely why we are the holders of the prestigious Ookla award for the fastest internet service provider in our country. We are certainly not stopping there”, said Tomislav Petrović.
SBB also launched a 10-gigabit network, which brings user speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second.
“We will certainly continue to develop our services, so that our users can be sure that we will provide the highest quality services in the future,” emphasized Petrović.
The 10 GIGA network is particularly interesting for business users and is a guarantee that it will be ready to respond to all challenges in the future.
“If we look at the past, internet consumption grew year by year.” We can certainly expect that in the future there will be such trends with the announcement of virtual reality and similar new technologies. It is very likely that this growth will be somewhat faster, so precisely 10 GIGA speed ensures a safe future”, concluded the director of the engineering directorate, Tomislav Petrović.
SBB operates within the United Group, which has the fastest GIGA network in the territory of the entire Southeast Europe, and 10 GIGA speeds are already available in the Group’s countries of operation in the region.
In the last 10 years, SBB has invested more than 500,000 euros in Serbia, in the development of technology. In addition, he invested in service, internet networks, as well as in the community and society in which he operates.
We remind you that the SBB company was founded in Kragujevac 20 years ago, when only seven people were employed. Along with the development of the company, the number of employees increased, so now the SBB company has 2,000 employees. During two decades of business in Serbia, it had 24,000 users. It used to provide services in seven cities, and today in 36, BizLife writes.