Ericsson named sole supplier to Greek operator Tellas

Ericsson named sole supplier to Greek operator Tellas


Tellas has selected Ericsson to supply and deploy a fixed wireless access network and core network. Tellas is the newest operator in Greece, a joint venture between the Greek PPC DEI and Italian operator WIND.

In addition to supplying the equipment, Ericsson delivers a full set of professional services to Tellas. Such services include total project management and systems integration for the complete Tellas network, which comprises of equipment from other vendors as well. Tellas has also assigned to Ericsson the network operation and maintenance for the first six months.

Tellas launched their commercial services February 3, 2003, and the initial phase of the project has already been concluded successfully. Tellas will offer broadband Internet access and services to businesses and consumers in major Greek cities.

“We chose Ericsson’s solution because of its superior quality and proven reputation in deployments around the world, and the recent successful launch of our service proves this”, Said Tellas’ Executive Managing Director Mr Pierluigi Quarenghi.

“We are proud that Tellas has chosen Ericsson and we are very pleased with the outcome of the initial phase of this project. This is a major step in the phased development of what we believe is a world-leading network”, said Bill Zikou, President, Ericsson South East Europe. “The contract is another confirmation of Ericsson leadership in the multi-service networks market and it underlines our competitiveness in providing end-to-end broadband access solutions”.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

About Tellas

Tellas is a new reality in the Greek Telecommunication market, a new company that has born from the joint venture of Wind, the leading Italian alternative fixed, mobile operator and Internet Service Provider and PPC, the national Greek electrical utility, with clear leadership perspective. PPC and Wind have in fact joined their forces to create Tellas with the strategic objective of becoming the leading alternative operator (to OTE) on the Greek market of Voice and Internet services.