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Press Release -- December 6th, 2012
Source: ADTRAN

ADTRAN Delivers the First Fiber-to-the-Home Pilot Network in Athens

ADTRAN GPON solutions enableForthnetto implement services infrastructure for delivering high-value video, data, gaming and voice

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 6, 2012– ADTRAN®, Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN, news, filings), a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that its GPON platform is enablingForthnet to implement the first Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) pilot network in the metropolitan area ofAthens, Greece. This platform will enable delivery of high-bandwidth triple play services to residential and business subscribers. With over 2,000 homes initially served in the municipality of Nea,Forthnet will be able to deliver FTTH based services that placeAthens alongside other high-service density European FTTH deployments.

Forthnetis an experienced broadband provider that offers a compelling bundle of sports, movies and entertainment, plus telephony, over its existing DSL network. The ADTRAN GPON solution allows a simplified migration of Forthnet’s customer base to the new FTTH services, while enabling capacity and bandwidth scale for future demands of new media-rich services.

“We believe our future strategy for the transition to next generation networks should be based on FTTH architecture,” explains Mr.Giannis Kavaklis, Chief Commercial Director atForthnet. “By taking this approach, we are not only enabling the Metropolitan area ofAthensto make the necessary technology leap, but are also giving local residents and businesses the opportunity to use new bandwidth hungry applications without fear of reduced performance or latency. ADTRAN’s FTTH solution not only gives us the bandwidth required today, but also provides a simple migration path forward that helps us to stay competitive in our market in the long term.”

“FTTH is a game changer for service providers like Forthnet,” says Dr. Eduard Scheiterer, Managing Director, ADTRAN Europe. “What we are enabling withForthnetis a new generation of network possibilities that placesForthnetat the pinnacle of the communication landscape inGreece. With new high-bandwidth applications being introduced on a continuous basis, it is important we provide the best technology the market has to offer. Our GPON solutions giveForthnetmaximum flexibility and the scalability needed to accommodate future network growth.”

AboutForthnet Group

Forthnet Groupis the largest privately owned group that provides broadband and pay TV services inGreece. The major companies of the Group areForthnet S.A, which is active in the field of telecommunications and is listed in the main market of theAthens Stock Exchangesince 2000, andMultichoice Hellas S.A.andForthnet Media Holdings S.A., which, via Nova, the first digital, satellite TV platform inGreece, are activated in the field of pay TV.

Using state-of-the-art technologies and fully exploiting its knowhow,Forthnet Groupoffers a wide range of individual or bundled fixed telephony, broadband internet and TV-content services, to individuals, enterprises and Public Bodies throughoutGreece. Today, the Group that brought internet and satellite digital TV inGreece, has a chain of many shops in more than 60 cities and towns of the country.Forthnet Groupis constantly devoted to the development of pioneering proposals for the provision of integrated and inexpensive communication and entertainment services to the Greek family.


ADTRAN, a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRANsolutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit

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