Greece invites bids in UFBB tender

24 Jun 2021

The Greek government has called for binding bids for its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) project, which aims to offer 100Mbps connectivity to 750,000 premises, with speeds upgradeable to 1Gbps. A report from Athina984 says the rollout will be one of the largest public-private partnership (PPP) schemes in Europe, with a budget of EUR700 million (USD835 million), EUR300 million of which will come from public funding.

The UFBB scheme was first unveiled by the Ministry of Digital Governance in 2019 and has attracted interest from eight potential rollout partners: OTE, Wind, Vodafone, Public Electricity Company, Avax, METKA, Intracom and TERNA Energy. The project will run alongside other schemes financed by the EU’s Recovery Fund, which aim to develop 5G transmission corridors, submarine cables, backbone infrastructure and microsatellites.

Greece, Ministry of Digital Governance