OTE Group, a member of Deutsche Telekom Group, is the largest telecommunications provider in the Greek market and the enabler of the country’s digital transformation
Under the unified COSMOTE commercial brand, OTE Group offers the full range of telecommunications services: from fixed-line and mobile telephony, broadband services, to pay television and integrated ICT solutions. The key message and brand promise of COSMOTE is “a better world, for all”, through technology. Its mission is to bring technological capabilities to all, so that everyone can live and enjoy at the fullest all possibilities offered now, while also building on them for a better tomorrow.
Enabling growth through infrastructure
The new digital era changes radically the way we live, work and communicate. With this in mind, OTE Group invests heavily in New Generation Networks, creating infrastructure which will boost the Greek economy and create growth potential. It is the largest investor in new technologies and infrastructure in Greece, having invested over €2bn over the past six years. Thanks to these investments, COSMOTE Fiber is the largest fiber optic network in Greece, enabling more that 60% of the population to enjoy internet speeds of up to 200Mbps.
Looking ahead towards the Gigabit Society, OTE recently announced its new investment plan, amounting €2 bn, until 2022, to offer even higher speeds and larger coverage in fixed-line and mobile telephony. In fixed telephony, OTE has initiated the roll out of its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network, to provide internet speeds of up to 1Gbps. In mobile telephony, the company breaks new ground with its COSMOTE 4G and 4G+ network covering 98% and 94% of the population respectively. The company is also committed to invest robustly for the development of 5th generation mobile networks. Towards this direction, OTE has already started the installation of a pilot COSMOTE 5G network in a selected area of Athens.
Business partner of choice
OTE Group is successfully navigating through the digital era, leading change. The company has already been involved in the field of IT integration, providing advanced technology solutions: COSMOTE Business IT Solutions. Having formed strategic partnerships for the implementation of complex projects, it is a partner of choice for businesses seeking modern solutions in the fields of health, tourism, information security, energy management, Data Center, Cloud services and Internet of Things.
Some of the prime ICT projects undertaken by the OTE Group are the installation and operation of Coca-Cola HBC’s data center for 28 countries, a data center and cloud services for the National Research & Technology Network, the national telemedicine network for the Aegean islands and the e-ticket for the most popular museums and archaeological sites in Greece.
Through technology and innovation, OTE Groups aims to create a better world for all. Responsible business conduct is a prerequisite for doing so. Sustainable growth is an integral part of the Group’s business strategy and the sustainable growth principles are integrated into its operation. The priorities of the Sustainable Growth Strategy are summarized in five thematic priorities: Responsible Business, Digital Society, Better World for All, Responsible Employment and Development, Sustainable Environment for All.
In a difficult period for the Greek economy and society, OTE Group supported vulnerable social groups, children, education, entrepreneurship, local communities, culture and sports, offering more than €4.2 million in 2017.