In addition to supplying the equipment, Ericsson delivers a full set of professional services to Tellas. Such services include total project management and systems integration for the complete Tellas network, which comprises of equipment from other vendors as well. Tellas has also assigned to Ericsson the network operation and maintenance for the first six months.
Tellas launched their commercial services February 3, 2003, and the initial phase of the project has already been concluded successfully. Tellas will offer broadband Internet access and services to businesses and consumers in major Greek cities.
"We chose Ericsson's solution because of its superior quality and proven reputation in deployments around the world, and the recent successful launch of our service proves this", Said Tellas' Executive Managing Director Mr Pierluigi Quarenghi."We are proud that Tellas has chosen Ericsson and we are very pleased with the outcome of the initial phase of this project. This is a major step in the phased development of what we believe is a world-leading network", said Bill Zikou, President, Ericsson South East Europe. "The contract is another confirmation of Ericsson leadership in the multi-service networks market and it underlines our competitiveness in providing end-to-end broadband access solutions".