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OTE makes play for Forthnet Greece

Greece's Forthnet is in demand

The battle for control of Greece’s leading alternative fixed line operator continues apace, with OTE joining the fray on Tuesday. The Greek carrier launched a bid of between €250-300m on a debt-free cash-free basis for the pay TV operation, Nova, which is owned by Forthnet.

Vodafone, Wind seek to acquire Forthnet

Greece's Forthnet is in demand

A battle for control of Greece’s leading alternative fixed line operator has broken out, as Vodafone Greece joined forces with Wind Hellas to try and take control of Forthnet, which also owns pay TV operator Nova.

Greek operators strike network sharing deal

Global broadband revenues to continue rising

With the difficult economic climate taking its toll on businesses in Greece, the nation’s number two and number three mobile operators have signed an active 2G and 3G network sharing agreement covering rural areas and some urban sites.

Greece’s OTE encourages employees to retire early

OTE is eyeing 1,800 voluntary retirements

Greece’s largest operator OTE has announced it is embarking on a programme of voluntary retirement. OTE’s Board of Directors has approved a scheme to begin talks with labour unions to encourage employees who are close to their retirement age to leave the firm.

Cosmote, Greece: “Innovation is starting to increase in mobile”

Konstantinos Halkiotis is principal engineer for Cosmote, the largest mobile operator in Greece.

Konstantinos Halkiotis is principal engineer for Cosmote, the largest mobile operator in Greece. With the LTE World Summit 2012 coming up on the 23-24 May at the CCIB, Barcelona, Spain, we catch up with him to find out what his major concerns and challenges are ahead are ahead of the conference.

Vodafone pulls out of Greek merger

Vodafone pulls out of a proposed merger with Greek operator Wind Hellas

Vodafone Group has confirmed that it has abandoned its plans to merge its operations in Greece with local operator Wind Hellas, citing the uncertainty around the Greek market as a key reason.

Vodafone mulling further investment in Greece

A merger could put Greek leader Cosmote under pressure

Vodafone this week confirmed that it is in talks with Greek player Wind Hellas over a possible merger or acquisition.

Greece causes stir with 2G spectrum re-auction

Could the Greek carriers be forced to pay through the nose for 900MHz spectrum?

The Greek mobile market is in a spin this week after national regulator the EETT issued a proposal for the re-auctioning of GSM spectrum licenses which are due to expire in 2012. The move is controversial because it is an unusual renewal process, but also because the authority has set reserve prices at more than double the European average.

LTE: Konstantinos Halkoitis, Cosmote

Telecoms.com caught up with Konstantinos Halkiotis, RAN integration principal engineer at Greek operator Cosmote, at the recent LTE World Summit and got his thoughts on the future.

LTE: Technology versus business

Konstantinos Halkiotis, RAN integration principal engineer, Cosmote

As a technology, LTE is solid, but as a business model the future of mobile is less clear. Telecoms.com caught up with Konstantinos Halkiotis, RAN integration principal engineer at Greek operator Cosmote, at the recent LTE World Summit and got his thoughts on the future.

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