Fiber optics reached 650,000 homes and businesses, reaching a target of 1 million within a year!

The 650.000 they arrived households and businesses throughout Greece that have access to 100% fiber optic to the home (FTTH) through COSMOTE Fiber, the largest fiber optic network in the country. Accelerating the implementation of his investment plan for country upgradewhich exceeds 3 billion eurosthe OTE Group is moving forward dynamically to cover approximately 2/3 of the country’s lines with fiber optics, bringing FTTH to 1 million households and businesses by 2022, and to 3 million by 2027. This is the largest investment made in recent decades in Greece for telecommunications infrastructure.

At the same time, the Group’s initiative for the free upgrade of fixed broadband internet speeds for COSMOTE customers is being implemented quickly, where this is technologically possible. More from 750,000 household and corporate customers, in areas where fiber optics have not yet reached home and business, they will see fixed broadband Internet speeds upgrade free of charge to the next commercially available speed, in 2022, and in accordance with EETT approvals. Customers do not need to take any action. They will be informed, immediately after the completion of the upgrade, through the fixed account, of the My COSMOTE App and by text message (sms). Already, the gear upgrade has been implemented for 210,000 customers, ie about 30% of the connections that can be upgraded.

The two initiatives of the OTE Group for the expansion of FTTH and the immediate upgrade of the speeds, upgrade the country, radically change everyday life and create new perspectives for digital development. They will make a decisive contribution to the success of the Digital Transformation Book 2020-2025 and the National Broadband Plan 2021-2027, but also to the significant improvement of Greece’s deviation from the average of the European Digital Economy and Society index, DESI. The strategic plan of the Group, with which the country is changing speedwas announced last December to the Prime Minister, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, by the CEO of Deutsche Telekom Group, Mr. Tim Höttges and the President and CEO of OTE Group, Mr. Michalis Tsamaz.

«The OTE Group is building the infrastructure that will meet the digital needs of the country for the next decades and will move it forward. We are moving forward on the road to the Gigabit Society, and based on our commitments, we are bringing fiber to more and more households and businesses and upgrading speeds where technologically feasible. They are two large parallel projects, of great importance for the country. “I thank all our people, especially our technicians, for carrying them out.” stated in this regard the Chief Officer of Technology & Operations of OTE Group – CEO CTS, Mr. Stefanos Theocharopoulos.

New campaign COSMOTE Fiber

The benefits of the development of the FTTH network, the complexity of the project, but also the utilization of the current possibilities of the COSMOTE Fiber network through the upgrade of the speeds, are presented through the new TV spot of COSMOTE, with its technicians as “protagonists”. The people who with passion, faith and dedication to the customer and his needs, implement the project that is changing speed in the country. Because a world faster for everyone is a better world for everyone.

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