OTE to resume VDSL services in six months following wholesale regulatory decision

2 Dec 2011

Greek national PSTN operator OTE can relaunch its retail VDSL broadband internet services in June 2012 following a decision issued yesterday by the National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT), which approved a new wholesale VDSL tariff framework for alternative operators to access OTE’s new high speed last mile infrastructure, with connection speeds of up to 50Mbps. The regulator’s statement said that the approved wholesale rates are based on cost orientation methodology, in accordance with the provisions of the European Framework on the development of next generation networks. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that OTE launched commercial VDSL packages in February 2011 but the following month was forced to suspend services while the EETT developed a framework for regulating VDSL and fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) services including rules for wholesale access. No announcement was made yesterday on wholesale FTTx services.