OTE’s fixed line retail call services deregulated

16 Jul 2013

Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) announced on 12 July 2013 that the residential and business retail markets for fixed line voice calls within Greek territory have been deregulated, meaning that all regulatory obligations imposed on incumbent PSTN operator Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation (OTE) in the retail fixed telephony call segment have been removed. The regulator said the decision supports the development of effective competition to the benefit of end-users. Having approved the deregulation measure in step with the European telecoms framework following a public consultation, the EETT submitted a draft ruling to the European Commission where it was accepted without comment.