PPC builds pilot fibre wholesale network in Greece

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Public Power Corporation (PPC), is leveraging the Adtran end-to-end fibre broadband solution to launch its pilot high-speed wholesale network in the municipality of Peristeri, within the region of Attica. When expanded nationwide, PPC plans to support all local broadband service providers and connect over three million homes and businesses with fibre over the next four years.

PPC has approximately six million electricity customers, and as part of its sustainability, digitisation and growth initiatives, the firm wanted to deploy a future-proof, nationwide wholesale fibre network to expand its business opportunities and help connect its country to higher broadband speeds.

PPC selected the Adtran open, disaggregated, 10G fibre access platform to deploy its pilot broadband access network infrastructure. In the first phase of PPC’s fibre deployment, it is deploying PON technology across its existing power distribution network infrastructure to deliver wholesale gigabit services. Later, it can use the same fibre access network to introduce smart grid and other advanced grid modernisation applications to improve power network efficiency and operations.

Alexandros Paterakis, Deputy CEO at Public Power Corporation says: “We value Adtran’s experience in working with utilities to help launch greenfield broadband networks that deliver high-speed services and help further modernise and optimise the power distribution network. From the beginning, Adtran’s level of engagement in the deployment process was a differentiator, and Adtran’s open solutions relieve us from being tied to one vendor. The platform’s open, disaggregated architecture provides us with network flexibility and scale.”

Stuart Broome, Vice President of Sales, EMEA, at Adtran adds: “Adtran is helping service providers, utilities and municipalities of every size and in every region of the world launch multi-gigabit fibre access services. Our open, disaggregated broadband access systems are proven to increase service velocity, lower integration and operations costs, and streamline operations,” said “The fibre access network architecture that PPC is using has rapidly evolved to encompass the benefits of web-scale data centre design principles, which afford operators efficiency gains in network buildout, service delivery and overall resource consumption. As a result, operators are realising elevated investor value and market competitiveness.”

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