COSMOTE: COSMOTE makes the best gift to all its subscribers, proving once again why it is in top of consumer preferences!
COSMOTE offers free unlimited data for all weekends from 5/22, until the three days of the Holy Spirit (6/21), to all its subscribers, to communicate and be entertained without worry from wherever they are.
All mobile, domestic and corporate subscribers (contract, card contract, COSMOKARTA & WHAT’S UP prepaid), can activate the free offer for each weekend, entering the My COSMOTE and WHAT’S UP applications from their mobile and have access to WHAT’S UP, without any restriction. in the speeds of COSMOTE 4G and COSMOTE 5G networks.
Subscribers for the first valid weekend of the offer (22-23 / 5) can activate the free unlimited data starting today and then every Monday for every upcoming weekend.
“At COSMOTE we are constantly in charge of responding in the best possible way to the needs of our subscribers. For this reason, we often offer GB packages, completely free or at very low prices, at a time when mobile internet is in high demand.
By offering free and unlimited data to everyone, every weekend until the three days of the Holy Spirit, we allow our subscribers to surf without worry from their mobile phones, from wherever they are, “said Mr. Panagiotis Gavriilidis, Director of OTE Group Customer Marketing.
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COSMOTE: Brings Incredible Change – Close to VODAFONE and WIND
In the next phase, fixed connections seem to pass in Greece. Cosmote, Vodafone, Wind They are launching investments in fiber optics and the copper network is gradually being forgotten. All developments in xristika.gr.
Aim to increase home-to-home (FTTH) fiber optic connections by offering consumers ultra-high speeds, both download and upload, capable of meeting their expanded web needs.
Last week, OTE reported in the context of its first quarter financial results that the availability of fiber optic infrastructure at home (FTTH) reaches 360,000 homes and businesses, setting the bar at 500,000 by the end of the year.
The number of FTTH subscribers, according to the CEO of the Organization, Mr. Michalis Tsamaz, amounts to approximately 25,000, a size that corresponds to around 8% of the total availability of these connections and aims to reach 25% in the next years. .
The relevant plans were also announced by Vodafone Greece, with the company’s CEO, Mr. Harry Broumidis, stating in the Delphi forum that within the company’s new investment plan, another 150,000 new Fiber to Home lines will be built. (FTTH). within the next three years. This, he explained, will be possible by converting the Fiber to Cabinet (FTTC) networks, that is, the fiber optic networks that terminate in the outer cabin, to FTTH, extending fiber optic networks to the homes of end consumers.
Finally, the CEO of Wind, Mr. Nasos Zarkalis, a participant in the Forum, pointed out that the country is not only in a good position in the field of mobile telephony, where investments in 5G networks are promoted, but is also making progress in the stable with investments in fiber optics that reach the last home. The latter, in fact, as he pointed out, are expected to increase, with the help of the Recovery Fund. “There are plans from providers, but the Fund can help accelerate this development,” he said.
The investments of the providers are combined with the high demand for these types of connections since the beginning of the pandemic, which multiplied the online needs of consumers by adding the “e” to multiple daily activities such as work, education, etc. .
The increase in demand was reflected since the beginning of the pandemic, where the use of the Super Fast Broadband coupon that has been running in recent years and that affects this type of connections increased.
It should be noted that according to data from the Super Fast Broadband (SFBB) program that subsidizes the operation of fiber optic lines to homes and their absorption from 2018 until the start of the pandemic was low, the number of applications for subsidies reached in early April 2021, 31,400 of the 5,800 that had been submitted at the end of March 2020, according to information from insider.gr.
Of course, the margins are even higher since of the 50 million of its budget, so far a little more than 11 million euros have been spent.
The “Savings” coupon for the connection of optical fibers to the building, a project of the Digital Transformation Bible included in the Recovery Fund, is also expected to work as a reinforcement.
The budget of the program will amount to 73 million euros that will be used to finance in the form of a grant for the installation of fiber optic infrastructure in buildings. The goal is to create “fiber-ready” residential buildings, so that the installation of new fiber optic connections to the home (fiber to the home – FTTH) goes smoothly.
The transition to fiber optic networks (NGA – FTTC / FTTH) is expected to strengthen in the coming years given the progressive elimination of copper, which has already been proposed by the National Telecommunications and Networks Commission and is under public consultation for be completed on May 21.
The elimination of copper concerns not only OTE but all its suppliers (Vodafone, Wind and Forthnet) and has important costs that have not been estimated until now.
Remember that the development of fiber optic networks is not new, but now the right situation is being configured to significantly expand availability and, on the other hand, its use by consumers.
As early as 2012, fiber optics replaced copper in the network section from the outside cabin to the AK. The active team reached out to the end user for faster speed and better quality.
In the last four years a new update has been implemented in access networks, mainly with the introduction of VDSL vectorization technology in the FTTC network architecture, as well as the development of FTTH networks, reaching the end user with fiber optics. Now, commercially available broadband access speeds reach 200 Mbps.
The traditional copper network operates in parallel with the next generation networks, without being able to compete with them neither in the speed of the service offered, nor in the quality of the service. The transition is, after all, a one-way street, as it is included in the targets set by the European Union for the phase-out of copper by 2030 and the availability and coverage of next-generation access networks.
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