HUNTSVILLE – Greece’s largest power utility is building its pilot high-speed fiber network with Adtran’s fiber access platform and cloud software solution, it was announced.
Huntsville-based Adtran said Public Power Corp. will launch the broadband solution in the municipality of Peristeri, within the region of Attica.
When expanded nationwide, PPC said it plans to support all local broadband service providers and connect more than 3 million homes and businesses with fiber over the next four years.
PPC has approximately 6 million electricity customers, making it the leader in the wider market of southeast Europe. Supporting the utility’s current sustainability, digitization and growth initiatives, PPC wanted to deploy a future-proof, nationwide wholesale fiber network to expand its business opportunities and help connect its country to higher broadband speeds.
“We value Adtran’s experience in working with utilities to help launch greenfield broadband networks that deliver high-speed services and help further modernize and optimize the power distribution network,” said Alexandros Paterakis, deputy CEO at PPC. “From the beginning, Adtran’s level of engagement in the deployment process was a differentiator, and Adtran’s open solutions relieve us from being tied to one vendor.
“The platform’s open, disaggregated architecture provides us with network flexibility and scale.”
Stuart Broome, Adtran vice president of sales, said the company is helping service providers, utilities and municipalities of every size and in every region of the world launch multigigabit fiber access services.
“Our open, disaggregated broadband access systems are proven to increase service velocity, lower integration and operations costs, and streamline operations,” he said. “The fiber access network architecture that PPC is using has rapidly evolved to encompass the benefits of web-scale data center design principles, which afford operators efficiency gains in network buildout, service delivery and overall resource consumption.
“As a result, operators are realizing elevated investor value and market competitiveness.”