Adtran, a leading provider of next-generation open networking and subscriber experience solutions, has announced that Greece’s biggest power utility, Public Power Corporation (PPC), is leveraging the Adtran end-to-end fibre broadband solution to launch its pilot high-speed wholesale network in the municipality of Peristeri, within the region of Attica. When expanded nationwide, PPC plans to support all local broadband service providers and connect over three million homes and businesses with fibre over the next four years.
PPC has approximately 6 million electricity customers, making it a leader in the wider market of Southeast Europe. Supporting the utility’s current sustainability, digitisation and growth initiatives, PPC wanted to deploy a future-proof, nationwide wholesale fibre network to expand its business opportunities and help connect its country to higher broadband speeds.
PPC selected the Adtran open, disaggregated 10G fibre access platform to deploy its pilot broadband access network infrastructure. In the first phase of PPC’s fibre deployment, it is deploying PON technology across its existing power distribution network infrastructure to deliver wholesale gigabit services. Later, it can use the same fibre access network to introduce smart grid and other advanced grid modernisation applications to improve power network efficiency and operations.
“We value Adtran’s experience in working with utilities to help launch greenfield broadband networks that deliver high-speed services and help further modernise and optimise the power distribution network,” said Alexandros Paterakis, Deputy CEO at Public Power Corporation.Click below to share this article