Greece’s Public Power Corp. trials wholesale fiber broadband via Adtran

Nov. 21, 2022
If the pilot proves successful, PPC plans to provide a nationwide broadband fiber network that would support local broadband services providers.

Adtran Inc. says it is supporting Public Power Corp. (PPC) as the Greek utility, the nation’s largest, launches a pilot wholesale fiber broadband network. If the pilot proves successful, PPC plans to provide a nationwide broadband fiber network that would support local broadband services providers.

The pilot fiber network is in the municipality of Peristeri, located within the Attica region. There, Adtran has supplied its end-to-end 10G fiber broadband line, which includes open and disaggregated enterprise fiber access, connected home, fiber backhaul, and data center interconnect hardware as well as the necessary software platforms. PPC is deploying PON technology across its existing power distribution network infrastructure to deliver wholesale gigabit services in the pilot. The same fiber access network also could support smart grid and other advanced grid modernization applications in the future as well.

“We value Adtran’s experience in working with utilities to help launch greenfield broadband networks that deliver high-speed services and help further modernize and optimize the power distribution network,” said Alexandros Paterakis, deputy CEO at PPC. “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.”

“The fiber access network architecture that PPC is using has rapidly evolved to encompass the benefits of web-scale data center design principles, which afford operators efficiency gains in network buildout, service delivery and overall resource consumption. As a result, operators are realizing elevated investor value and market competitiveness,” added Stuart Broome, vice president of sales, EMEA, at Adtran.

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

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