Passive attack: telcos discuss shared FTTB network to counter state delays

21 Jun 2011

The six largest players in Greece’s fixed line sector have begun negotiations on forming a shared fibre-to-the-building (FTTB) broadband network in light of delays to the government’s plans for a national high speed open access network rollout based on fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology by end-2011. OTE, Wind Hellas, ForthNet, Hellas Online, Cyta Hellas and On Telecoms have started discussions on the construction of passive broadband infrastructure with nationwide scope, to be made available on open access terms to all service providers, reports Telecompaper quoting Capital.gr. It has been proposed that the FTTB network would incorporate some or all of the operators’ existing duct and cable infrastructure. The companies entered talks at the invitation of telecoms regulator EETT.