Yesterday, at the 5th annual conference of the Greek NRA (EETT), focused on NGA, we had the rare opportunity to see the chiefs of the Greek Telcos agreeing on open access FTTH. The consensus was reached, following the optimistic statement from the Minister Mr. Dimitris Reppas and a significant clarification from the General Secretary of Communications, Prof. Sokratis Katsikas. Clarifying that in the recent tender for the selection of the FTTH consultant, the inclusion of FTTC was made simply for indicating the need to use existing FO investments in the FTTH vision of the state, the General Secretary went on and conveyed the message that high speed broadband is the only way forward.
Although skeptic comments were made among the conference participants, it seems that now the Greek “National Telco Team” is giving Greece a chance to participate in the “FO world cup” that will eventually allow the Greek society to move forward in the global arena. It is now up to the whole Greek state, as very well pointed by CYTA chief Mr. Michalis Achilleos, to clear the path & set the rules for the birth of next generation access networks in Greece.
The conference will continue today, an online feed is available from EETT.