Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis noted that 5G networks are a step towards the digital future of Greece during a meeting held at the Maximos Palace, which was attended by senior executives of the Deutsche Telekom Group and OTE.
In fact, the participants in the meeting made the first video call via 5G network in our country, after COSMOTE today announced the commercial availability of the network.
“The first video call on a 5G network is a fact from today in our Athens through the network of the OTE Group of Companies,” said Deputy Minister to the Prime Ministe, Akis Skertsos, in a Facebook post.
“It has not only economic or technological importance, but also profoundly social importance, as what we call 5G means faster and more valid assistance to all remote islands or villages of our country through telemedicine, more efficient operation of small and medium enterprises, time and money to citizen who trade with the state and the private sector,” he added.
The Prime Minister explained that this will encourage further investments in Greece.
“We want to encourage more people to come to Greece, not only to visit it, but to work from Greece. But to be able to do that, we need strong networks that will ensure connectivity,” he said.
Speaking to the top executives of the Deutsche Telekom Group and OTE, Mitsotakis clarified that the digital transformation of Greece is “one of my two main priorities.”
In fact, he stressed that this development “is fully in line with the ambitions set under the Recovery Fund.”
“We want to create in our country an ecosystem around 5G. I believe we have the minds, the talents that can do that and serve it,” said the Prime Minister.
His main goal, he added, is to turn Greece into a destination from where people will work, retire with the connectivity to “play a key role in this overall plan.”
For his part, Deutsche Telekom Group CEO Tim Hodges said, among other things, that 5G is important as it offers access to a new way of connecting and interconnecting.
In this context, he stressed that the first network in Europe operated in Germany, the second in Austria and now the third in Greece, thanking the Greek Prime Minister for “the exceptional speed you have shown in the process of auctioning the spectrum.”