Development of the company
Key steps of the renewal and construction of the new telecommunication system were taken by the company already in the war period. After the breakthrough of the telephony barrier in September 1993, the management board in the then existing company Public Enterprise PTT B&H made the decision on selection of new technologies in the field of communications preparing in that way the company for the inevitable market race in the aftermath of the war. Its courage and visionary orientation was proven in 1996 by investing significant financial assets into the GSM technology enabling so to the citizens after almost 2 years a window to the world by new digital PSTN access points as well as mobile telephony and Internet. At the beginning of 2001 the company Public Enterprise PTT B&H was divided and two new enterprises emerged: BH Telecom and BH Postal Services.
BH Telecom JSC is for years the biggest provider of the telecommunication services in Bosnia – Herzegovina in the field of PSTN, mobile and data network.
In the last couple of years BH Telecom worked very dynamically on introducing the most modern technologies and services based upon them. In the area of the mobile telephony we introduced the GPRS/ WAP, MMS and SMS info and fun services on the VAS platform as well as EDGE technologies. At the end of 2006 BH Telecom had approximately 1.056.000 users with market participation of over 50% and annual increase of the number of users for approximately 150.000 accompanied by continuous improvement and work on coverage of the territory and signal quality in the entire B&H.
In the field of PSTN we conducted numerous activities on application of the broadband network on the basis of the ADSL technology to ensure that the BH Telecom has a very reliable and safe network accompanied by digitalization of total installed capacities of over 95%. In order to even more improve its predispositions the BH Telecom implemented the new technologies in this domain also, such as IVR, SMS and VMS.
In relation to earlier stages BH Telecom continues to record the continuance of its efforts being invested in the contribution to the enhancement of the Internet accessibility of the B&H society with special emphasis on youth, schools and higher education institutions by creating maximum affordability for Internet service packages and enabling the path to creation of knowledge society, dissemination of information and European integrations.