OTE reaches a million ADSL ports, expands 8Mbps network

20 Jun 2007

Greek former fixed line monopoly OTE has installed over a million ADSL ports, more than double its total a year ago, and says it aims to install over 1.2 million by the end of this year. As of this month, the telco estimated that there are 760,000 broadband lines in service in the country, up from 512,000 at the start of the year. OTE is also in the process of expanding its ADSL2+ network enabling retail and wholesale subscribers to access the internet at 4Mbps and 8Mbps. The services are currently available in Athens, Thessaloniki, Patra, Rio, Hania, Ierapetra, Iraklio, Serres, Kilkis, Alexandroupolis, Xanthi, Komotini, Kavala, Edessa and Polygyros. By the end of this month, OTE says that they will also be available in Rethymno, Lamia, Halkida, Thiva, Veria and Giannitsa. By the end of the year, OTE hopes to cover all major urban centres with ADSL2+.

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