Forthnet to deploy FTTH in Greece through ADTRAN solution

06 December 2012 | Kavit Majithia


Solutions provider ADTRAN has announced it will roll out its GPON platform to Greek provider Forthnet in the metropolitan areas of Athens, Greece.

The platform will enable the delivery of high-bandwidth triple play services to residential and business subscribers.

2,000 homes will initially be served in the municipality of Nea, and Forthnet will be able to deliver FTTH services, with ADTRAN claiming the development puts Athens alongside other high services density European FTTH deployments.

Forthnet provides broadband capabilities and bundles a package of sports, movies and entertainment, including telephony over its DSL network.

Through the ADTRAN GPON solution, Forthnet is able to migrate its customer base to FTTH services, and enable capacity and bandwidth scale for media rich services.

“FTTH is a game changer for service providers like Forthnet,” said Eduard Scheiterer, managing director at ADTRAN Europe. “What we are enabling with Forthnet is a new generation of network possibilities that places Forthnet at the pinnacle of the communication landscape in Greece. With new high-bandwidth applications being introduced on a continuous basis, it is important we provide the best technology the market has to offer.”

Forthnet’s chief commercial director, Yannis Kavaklis, believes ADTRAN’s FTTH solution gives it the capability to stay competitive in the long term. “By taking this approach, we are not only enabling the metropolitan area of Athens to make the necessary technology leap, but also giving local residents and businesses the opportunity to use new bandwidth hungry applications without fear of reduced performance or latency.”