Greece - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Greece’s telecoms market has suffered from tough economic conditions in recent years, leading to lower sector revenue and investment. Operators across the board have seen gross profits tumble year after year, and the continuing economic turmoil will make market conditions particularly difficult during the next few years. The dominant player remains the incumbent telco OTE, which has experienced significant challenges but is supported by the organisational ability and financial clout of its parent Deutsche Telekom, which now owns a 45% stake in the company.

The telecom 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 bailouts.

This report introduces the key aspects of the Greek fixed-line telecoms, wholesale and IT market, outlining the regulatory environment, assessing the major players and providing relevant operational data and financial statistics on both the operators and the market.

Key developments:

  • Vodafone Greece completes its acquisition of Cyta Hellas;
  • OTE extends Smart City projects to Halkida and Patras;
  • Regulator fines OTE for LLU infringements;
  • Three telcos planning to invest €250 million to meet EU broadband targets;
  • Government sells 5% stake in OTE to Deutsche Telekom;
  • Forthnet rebrands all services as Nova;
  • Deregulation of the retail market for fixed-line calls;
  • Vestitel builds second fibre-optic link between Greece and Bulgaria;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market review and 2017 annual report, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

OTE (Cosmote), Forthnet (Nova), Wind Hellas, On Telecoms, Tellas.

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics

  • Country overview

  • Telecommunications market

  • Regulatory environment

    • Background
    • Regulatory authority
    • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Interconnection
      • Access
      • Number Portability (NP)
      • Carrier selection and carrier preselection
      • Universal Service Obligation (USO)
  • Fixed network operators in Greece

    • Overview of operators
    • OTE (Hellenic Telecommunications Organization, OTE)
    • Wind Hellas
    • Forthnet (Nova)
    • Vodafone Greece
    • Cyta Hellas
  • Telecommunications infrastructure

    • National telecom network
      • OTE
      • NGN
      • Alternative operators
      • Satellite networks
      • Submarine cables
    • Smart infrastructure
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities – Greece – 2018 (e)
  • Table 2 – Retail revenue from fixed-telephony and internet services – 2005 – 2016\
  • Table 3 – Retail revenue from fixed-telephony services – 2014 – 2016
  • Table 4 – Telecom revenue by provider – 2004 – 2016
  • Table 5 – Telecom sector investments – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 6 – Licensed telcos’ financial performance (regulator data) – 2000 – 2016
  • Table 7 – Fixed-line interconnection rates by operator – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 8 – Fixed-line interconnection traffic by operator – 2010 – 2016
  • Table 9 –LLU and shared access lines – 2007 – 2016
  • Table 10 – Cosmote LLU lines – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 11 – Annual fixed number portings – 2004 – 2016
  • Table 12 – CPS lines – 2004 – 2013
  • Table 13 – WLR lines – 2009 – 2013
  • Table 14 – OTE share of fixed-line call traffic – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 15 – Fixed-line traffic – 2004 – 2016
  • Table 16 – OTE Group financial data – 2006 – 2018
  • Table 17 – Cosmote subscriber data – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 18 – Cosmote company financial data by sector– 2013 – 2018
  • Table 19 – Forthnet Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Table 20 – Forthnet Company financial data – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 21 – Fixed lines in service – 2000 – 2016
  • Table 22 – OTE and altnet fixed lines in service – 2005 – 2016
  • Table 23 – OTE and altnet share of fixed lines – 2013 – 2017
  • Table 24 – Fixed-lines and teledensity – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 25 – OTE PSTN lines in service – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 26 – OTE market share of fixed-lines in service – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 27 – Next Generation Network household access penetration – 2011 – 2016

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue by provider – 2004 – 2016
  • Chart 2 – Licensed telcos’ financial performance (regulator data) – 2000 – 2016
  • Chart 3 – Forthnet Group financial data – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Fixed-lines and teledensity – 2005 – 2018

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Number of pages 56

Status Current

Last updated 11 Dec 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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