We offer world class telecommunications infrastructure services in Serbia

About CETIN Serbia

Following global industry trends, CETIN has been established in Serbia as a provider of fixed and mobile infrastructure services to telco operators, ISPs and other companies in the Serbian and regional market.

Thanks to our innovative partnerships, highly skilled and motivated employees and customer driven approach, CETIN’s objective is to provide cutting edge communication infrastructure solutions, an unparalleled efficiency and outstanding network performance for our clients, by driving sustainable technology development and anticipating future needs.

CETIN Serbia is preparing in earnest for the introduction of 5G network to Serbia.

CETIN Serbia provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by owning and operating the infrastructure part of one of the largest GSM/UMTS/LTE and LTE Advanced mobile telecommunication infrastructure in Serbia on more than 2100 locations across the country and fixed network of more than 6000 km of fibre optics in the country and region, aiming to further improve service quality in terms of availability, reliability, safety, capacity and consistency.

Telenor Serbia runs all its radio access technologies on CETIN infrastructure.

4G signal, provided via CETIN's infrastructure, covers almost entire population, while 4G+ reaches more than 300 cities across Serbia.

The split from Telenor Serbia gives CETIN the opportunity to focus on development and implementation of innovative infrastructure solutions and operating models, to drive and improve long-term sustainable investments with the goal to achieve highly efficient operation.

As a technology company, CETIN Serbia is dedicated to offer high-performance wholesale services based on continuous improving telco infrastructure deployment, operations and maintenance and efficient utilization of assets, while the commercial companies, to whom CETIN provides infrastructure as a service, focus on their customers and their communication needs.

With around 300 employees, 24/7 support and extensive infrastructure deployment, CETIN is the most sought-after provider of wholesale services. Lead by independent management of internationally recognized experts with autonomy in designing client-centric solutions, we are providing superior services and highly competent and professional approach to all clients.

CETIN Serbia aims to position itself as a reliable communication partner for all community by covering wide range of connectivity demands in various ecosystems.


Our management

The company is its talented and enthusiastic professionals

  • Vladimir Skulić

    CEO

    Vladimir joined CETIN in Serbia as its CEO. Before joining the organization, Vladimir held the position of Finance and Sourcing Director at Telenor Common Operation since 2013. Vladimir has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.

  • Pjer Vučković

    Network Strategy, Planning and Development Director

    Pjer joined CETIN Serbia from Telenor Serbia, where he held the position of Technology Strategy and Planning Director since 2014. Pjer has more than 20 years of experience in technology, strategy and leadership from the telecommunications sector.

  • Ivan Lorencini

    Operations Director

    Ivan joined CETIN in Serbia from Telenor Common Operation where he held the position of Network Operations Director since 2013. Ivan has more than 25 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.

  • Aleksandar Sulejmanović

    Commercial Director

    Aleksandar joined CETIN from Telenor Common Operation where he was member of the Directors team responsible for Transformation and Project Portfolio Management. Aleksandar has more than 20 years of experience in Technology planning, project management and leadership in the telecommunications sector.

  • Slaviša Karanfilović

    Security Director

    Slaviša joined CETIN from Telenor Serbia and Telenor Montenegro where he held the position of Information Security Manager since 2013. Slaviša has more than 19 years of managerial experience in IT and Information Security within the telecommunications sector.

  • Nada Rajčić

    Human Resources Director

    Nada joined CETIN in Serbia from Telenor Common Operation where she held the position of IT Delivery Director since 2018. Nada has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications sector.

  • Dragana Ilić

    Corporate Affairs Director

    Dragana has 15 years’ experience in public, private and civil sector. She joined CETIN from NALED, a think-tank and public-private association. Within her role as coordinator and a member of numerous Government bodies, she worked on enabling regulatory reforms in the field of fair competition, fiscal policy and digital transformation. Until 2015 she was working in Government’s agency in charge of FDI policy, in the telecommunications industry, in the tax administration and in the public prosecution office.

  • Ivan Marković

    Finance Director

    Ivan joined CETIN Serbia from Telenor Serbia, where he held the position of Tax&Treasury Manager since 2012. Ivan has more than 17 years of managerial experience in Finance sector.

THE HISTORY OF CETIN SERBIA

CETIN Serbia was founded in 2020 through spin off from Telenor Serbia, as a provider of wholesale electronic communications network services.

This move comes on the heels of another a very well managed infrastructure split which occurred within CETIN family. In 2015, the PPF Group, a leading telco group in the CEE, accomplished a successful structural separation between O2 Czech Republic and its spin off CETIN. Today CETIN in the Czech Republic is the largest Czech wholesale provider of mobile and fixed telecommunications services. Its telecommunications network covers 99.7% of the Czech population via fixed and mobile technologies, disseminated by more than 6.000 base stations. More than 1,6 million Czech households can connect to the CETIN network with speeds in excess of 100 Mbps.

The infrastructure separation model has proven that it enables each company to streamline its business and pursue more efficient and targeted investments.

About PPF group

PPF Group is an international investment group founded in 1991 in the Czech Republic. The organization invests in multiple market segments such as financial services, biotechnology, mechanical engineering and telecommunications.

PPF Group is present in 24 different countries spanning Europe, USA and Asia. As of 30 June 2019, PPF Group owned assets worth over EUR 47 billion and globally employed almost 150 000 people (as of 31 December 2019).

The headquarters of PPF Group based in Prague, Czech Republic.
The headquarters of PPF Group based in Prague, Czech Republic.

The PPF Telecom Group is a leading telecom player in Central and Eastern Europe. Through acquisition and consolidation, the Group portfolio comprises of five mobile operators, a convergent telco operator and 4 infrastructure operators. CETIN, CETIN Bulgaria, CETIN Hungary, CETIN Serbia, O2 Czech Republic, O2 Slovakia, Telenor Hungary, Telenor Bulgaria, Telenor Montenegro, and Telenor Serbia all fall within the PPF Telecom Group portfolio and play a key role in PPF’s commitment to being a long-term, mid-sized telecommunications owner in the CEE.

Over the last 30 years, over 2,5 billion Czech crowns were donated by the PPF Group to charitable causes.

PPF Group has numerous corporate social responsibility projects in the countries where it operates, focusing its support on three areas in particular: education, arts and science.

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CETIN SERBIA NETWORK


The split from Telenor Serbia gives CETIN in Serbia strong foundation of superior network experience and proven record of technology partnerships and innovation. With highly skilled and motivated employees coming from Telenor Serbia and Telenor Common Operation, CETIN´s objective is to develop cutting edge communication infrastructure solutions, to provide outstanding performance by driving sustainable technology development and anticipating future needs.

Alongside with fixed MPLS, SDH, WDM, Ethernet and IP technologies provided over optical and microwave networks, CETIN Serbia owns infrastructure part of GSM, UMTS, LTE and LTE Advanced mobile technologies with almost 10,000 base stations on more than 2100 locations all around Serbia, connecting via more than 6000 km of fibre optics in the country.

We continue to invest in network improvements by upgrading and building new sites and expansion of fibre optic network and network capacities with the goal to provide the basis for excellent service offering to our wholesale clients.

Security

CETIN infrastructure is stable, widely available and reliable. Data privacy and security are ensured. By using the latest technology and carefully designed work processes, our network provides clients with safety, in line with highest industry standards.

Recognitions

CETIN in Serbia builds on proud history of Telenor Serbia’s pioneering cutting-edge technologies and leadership in wholesale network services in the country, with prestigious recognitions received for the network quality and customer experience.

CETIN in Serbia provides wholesale infrastructure services by which Telenor Serbia network scored three BEST IN TEST awards in the independent Mobile Benchmarking conducted by international company Umlaut in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In addition, an independent quality benchmarking of Serbia’s mobile networks conducted by Ratel in 2018 confirmed that Telenor Serbia had the best overall results for 2018.

Achievements

As a part of Telenor Serbia and Telenor Common Operation, our engineers have already participated, during 2019 and 2020, in extensive 5G tests at the Science Technology Park in Belgrade, by creating a 5G test environment which start-ups and students of technical faculties could use for their Research & Development. We are confident that CETIN is a number one choice for accelerating the future 5G deployment, from the infrastructure.