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Broadband in Greece

The Greek Digital Transformation Bible 2020-2025 highlights connectivity as one of the five strategic axes and acknowledges the Gigabit Society 2025 targets.

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Summary of broadband development in Greece

The Digital Transformation Bible 2020-2025 was introduced by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance. It outlines the strategy, the objectives, the strategic axes as well as actions that will lead the digital transformation in Greece. The connectivity axis acknowledges the Gigabit Society targets and lists the planned measures and actions.

National broadband strategy and policy

Responsible authorities

Main aims for broadband development

The Digital Transformation Bible 2020-2025, introduced by the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance in 2020, outlines the strategy, guiding principles, the strategic axes, the horizontal and vertical interventions that will lead to the digital transformation of the Greek society and economy. Through collaborations with stakeholders from the public and private sector as well as with the research & academic community and the civil society, the strategy describes the objectives but also the implementation measures of the digital transformation strategy. The interventions and the actions of the strategy are an open and dynamic, and will continue to be co-formed and updated annually in cooperation with the competent bodies of public administration.

The strategy sets seven objectives:

  1. Safe, fast, and reliable access to the Internet for all
  2. A digital state offering better digital services to the citizens for all life events
  3. Development of digital skills for all citizens
  4. Facilitate the transformation to digital enterprise
  5. Support and strengthening of digital innovation
  6. Making productive use of public administration data
  7. Incorporating digital technologies to all economic sectors

The key interventions of Digital Transformation incorporate a series of actions and projects organised in six strategic axes: Connectivity, Digital Skills, Digital State, Digital Business, Digital Innovation, Integration of Technology in every sector of the economy.

The Connectivity axis acknowledges the Gigabit Society objectives:

  • Ensure Gigabit connectivity for all socio-economic drivers, such as educational institutions and government agencies,
  • Provide uninterrupted 5G coverage in all urban areas and all major land transport routes,
  • Provide internet access for all households with a minimum speed of 100 Mbps, with the ability to upgrade to 1 Gbps.

The enhancement of mobile and fixed broadband and the achievement of ultra-high speed internet access are expected to lead to further development of the Greek digital economy. Fibre optic and 5G networks are the main challenges of the next decade. For this reason, the primary goal of the national broadband strategy is to encourage investment in next generation networks.

National and regional broadband financial instruments

So far 16 measures and actions are planned under Connectivity axis of the Digital Transformation Bible 2020-2025. Five actions are already being implemented:

  • Broadband Voucher (Superfast Broadband - SFBB)
  • Development of Ultra-Fast Broadband Infrastructure (Ultra-Fast Broadband - UFBB)
  • Development of broadband networks in "white" rural areas - Rural Broadband
  • WiFi4GR - Development of public wireless broadband internet access points
  • Granting of Radio Spectrum Use Rights in the 700 MHz, 2 GHz, 3400-3800 MHz and 26 GHz radio frequency bands

A preparation of the Action Plan for the development of fifth generation (5G) networks is scheduled.

Data on broadband development and technologies in Greece

For the latest data on broadband coverage, subscriptions and penetrations, coverage of different broadband technologies and costs check the scoreboard reports and the country reports of the Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI).

Spectrum assignments for wireless broadband

For details on harmonised spectrum assignments consult the European 5G Observatory.

National publications and press documents

English

Greek

Contact information

BCO Greece (national Broadband Competence Office): General Secretariat of Telecommunications and Post, Ministry of Digital Governance

Address: 11 Fragkoudi Str. & Al. Pantou, Kallithea, 10163, Athens, Greece
Contact via email
Phone: +30 210 909 8890
Website

Hellenic Telecommunications and Posts Commission

Address: 60 Kifissias Avenue 151 25 Maroussi Athens, Greece
Contact via email
Phone: +30 210 615 1000
Website

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