OTE completes the sale of its entire stake in Telekom Albania Sh.A. to Albania Telecom Invest AD, for a total gross equity consideration of €50m.
COSMOTE presents its new corporate tagline, as well as its promise to contribute to a better world, for all, through technology
OTE S.A. piloted the new “fiber-to-the-home” (FTTH) network architecture in the Municipality of Athens. Offering Internet speeds of up to 1 Gbps, the Group paved the way for the Gigabit Society.
As part of the Group's strategy to use a common brand name for all its communication and entertainment products, the OTE Group's TV service became COSMOTE TV.
COSMOTE, the single brand name, was established for all fixed, mobile, and Internet services.
A new collective labor agreement was signed, securing job positions for the next three years.
Free high definition voice (HD voice) services were provided to mobile customers for the first time in Greece.
VDSL, the fastest fixed Internet service with speeds up to 50 Mbps, was launched.
The 3G mobile telephony network offered a population coverage in excess of 98%, the largest in Greece according to the data that was submitted to EETT.
The OTE Board of Directors appointed Mr. Michael Tsamaz as Chairman and CEO of the OTE Group on November 3, 2010.
Following the sale of an additional 5% of the Greek State's shares and voting rights, Deutsche Telekom’s stake in OTE S.A. amounted to 30% and 20% for the Greek State.
OTE S.A. acquired 100% of COSMOTE S.A. and its share was delisted from the Athens Stock Exchange.
Fixed broadband Internet bundles (ADSL) in conjunction with mobile telephony services became available on the Greek market for the first time.
The acquisition of GERMANOS, the most successful telecommunications retail chain in SE Europe, was announced.
COSMOTE acquired 100% of the shares of GLOBUL in Bulgaria and COSMOFON in FYROM
OTE S.A. and COSMOTE S.A. were the Major National Sponsors of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
The Hellas Sat2 satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral.
It now had in excess of 3,500,000 mobile customers in Greece and 500,000 in Albania.
The OTE Group started operating in a deregulated telecommunications market.
OTE S.A. acquired a GSM license in Bulgaria and incorporated Globul for this purpose.
The mobile telecommunications network offered 97% population coverage.
The third public stock offering took place.
The second public stock offering successfully commenced.
OTE S.A. was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.
The Network Management System (N.M.S) began its initial operations in Athens.
The first 350 card-operated payphones were installed.
The provision of Video-conference Services began
A broad fiber optic network was installed.
The AXE-10/ERICSSON system, the first fully digital telephone exchange, operated in Patras.
Partial operation of the first fully-digital international telephone exchange according to international communication standards (C.C.I.T.T).
The Paging service began.
The INMARSAT Land Earth Station at the Center of Satellite Communication in Thermopylae officially commenced operations.
The New MT-20 International Electronic Telephone Exchange in Athens became operational.
The International Teletype Center in Athens became operational.
Submarine cable and radio-link construction works were carried out.
The second antenna of the Center of Satellite Communication in Thermopylae was installed.
The first ever issue of the Yellow Pages was published.
The first antenna of the Center of Satellite Communication in Thermopylae (the 6th in Europe) was installed.
The automatic-semiautomatic International Teletype Center in Athens became operational.
Laying of the MED 3 Greece-Italy submarine cable.
Greece’s long-distance telephone network became automated
Automation of the TELEX service commenced.
The TELEX service became operational
OTE’s first telephone directory was published.
November 10, 1949
OTE officially launched its commercial operations.
October 23, 1949
ΟΤΕ S.A was founded (Legislative Decree .1049/49)