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Greece - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews


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Greece - Key Statistics, Telecom Market and Regulatory Overviews

Greece's telecoms market is less developed than that of its western European peers. The market is regulated in line with EU principles. Despite market liberalisation, fixed-line incumbent Hellenic Telecommunications Organization continues to dominate all sectors. The national regulator EETT has shown increasing success in promoting competition, with local loop unbundling well utilised to deliver competing fixed-line services. Promoting competition has become one of the EC's conditions for Greece's financial bailout. This report introduces the key aspects of the Greek fixed-line telecoms, wholesale and IT market, outlining the regulatory environment, major players and providing relevant operational data and financial statistics on both the operators and the market.

Key developments:

EIT increases stake in ForthNet to 44.02%; economic crisis continues to affect telecoms revenue and investment; deregulation of the retail market for fixed-line calls; regulator reduces prices for handling NP requests; Vestitel builds second fibre-optic link between Greece and Bulgaria; OTE signs three-year wage deal in bid to save cash; regulator's 2012 market review; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to January 2014.

Companies covered in this report include:

OTE, ForthNet, Wind Hellas, On Telecoms, Tellas.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Telecommunications market
3.1 Overview of Greece's economic plight
3.2 Overview of Greece's telecom market
4. Regulatory environment
4.1 Background
4.1.1 EU regulatory framework
4.1.2 Revised NFR
4.2 Regulatory authority
4.2.1 National Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT)
4.3 Telecom sector liberalisation in Greece
4.3.1 Privatisation
4.3.2 Interconnection
4.3.3 Access
4.3.4 Number Portability (NP)
4.3.5 Carrier selection and carrier preselection
5. Fixed network operators in Greece
5.1 Overview of operators
5.2 Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE)
5.3 Wind Hellas
5.4 ForthNet
5.5 On Telecoms
5.6 Hellas Online (HOL)
5.7 Cyta Hellas
6. Telecommunications infrastructure
6.1 National telecom network
6.1.1 OTE
6.1.2 NGN
6.1.3 Alternative operators
6.1.4 Satellite networks
6.1.5 Submarine cables
6.1.6 International networks
7. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2013 (e)
Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2013 (e)
Table 3 Internet user statistics 2013 (e)
Table 4 Broadband subscriber statistics 2013 (e)
Table 5 Mobile statistics 2013 (e)
Table 6 National telecommunications authority
Table 7 Telecom sector revenue 2000 - 2014
Table 8 Retail revenue from fixed-telephony, internet and content services 2005 - 2014
Table 9 Licensed telecom operators by service 2013
Table 10 Altnet interconnection traffic 2005 - 2012
Table 11 LLU and shared access lines 2008 - 2012
Table 12 OTE LLU lines 2006 - 2013
Table 13 Annual fixed number portings 2004 - 2012
Table 14 CPS lines 2004 - 2012
Table 15 WLR lines 2009 - 2012
Table 16 OTE share of fixed-line call traffic 2005 - 2012
Table 17 Fixed-line revenue 2004 - 2013
Table 18 Fixed-line traffic 2004 - 2013
Table 19 OTE Group financial data 2006 - 2013
Table 20 OTE group subscriber data 2009 - 2013
Table 21 OTE company financial data by sector 2010 - 2013
Table 22 Wind Hellas financial data 2009 - 2010
Table 23 FORTHnet Group financial data 2007 - 2013
Table 24 FORTHnet Company financial data 2009 - 2013
Table 25 Fixed lines in service 2000 - 2014
Table 26 Fixed-line teledensity 2000 - 2014
Table 27 OTE PSTN lines in service 2005 - 2013
Table 28 OTE market share of fixed-line in service 2005 - 2012
Chart 1 Telecom sector revenue 2000 2014
Chart 2 OTE group financial data 2008 2013
Chart 3 FORTHnet Group financial data 2007 2013
Exhibit 1 The EU regulatory framework for communications

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