The Hellenic Telecommunications Organisation S.A. (OTE), member of the Deutsche Telekom (DT) Group of Companies, is the incumbent telecommunications provider in Greece. OTE offers its customers a wide range of technologically advanced services such as high-speed data communications, mobile telephony, Internet access, infrastructure provision, multimedia services, leased lines, maritime and satellite communications, telex and directories. OTE’s vision is to rank among the largest telecommunications companies in Europe, and through its international investments (mainly in the area of South-Eastern Europe), now addresses a potential customer base of 60 million people, making OTE the largest telecommunications provider in SE Europe. OTE focuses on optimising the operation of its infrastructure, as well as on offering quality services, which constitute basic tools used by its customers as part of their activities and in their daily life. Quality, transparency, responsibility and social awareness rank at the top of OTE’s marketplace priorities on a daily basis.
OTE’s R&D Department is involved in almost all technological and infrastructural issues, and is an active participant in many EU and international collaborative projects. OTE’s current R&D activities include broadband technologies and services, next generation network architectures, infrastructure development etc., following to the actual challenges for the development of a fully competitive network infrastructure & a portfolio of innovative services/facilities.
OTE is a market actor (network operator and service provider) with experience in the related topic of the present proposal, belonging to a group of international recognition (i.e., DT). The company emphasizes upon the design, development, validation and testing of new facilities, with the aim of supporting new and innovative infrastructures and services, so that to have a continuous advantage compared to its competitors in the national and the wider European/international arena.