The Croatian alternative carrier H1 Telekom plans to launch an IPTV service this autumn.

Quoted in Liderpress, its deputy head Petar Cavlovic said that the move would be a serious step forward and a blow to the competition.

He added that unlike existing services, the one operated by H1 Telekom, which is currently in a beta testing phase, would have a number of interactive features and be effectively the most modern on the market.

However, he refused to provide any details about investment in the project, infrastructure and set-top boxes.

H1 Telekom was established in 2004 and has its headquarters in Spilt, with offices in Zagreb, Osijek and Rijeka.

Croatia already has one of the most dynamic IPTV markets in Central and Eastern Europe, with the incumbent T-HT, the leading provider of services, claiming over 300,000 subscribers.