Mr P. Rodford, Head of Unit ‘Implementation of the Regulatory Framework’ at the
DG Information Society in the European Commission and Ms M. Stafilidou, Desk Officer in the same
Unit, visited the National Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT) on Monday, 27 May 2002.
This visit was part of EETT’s continuous efforts to brief its staff on recent developments in the
telecommunications sector. The ensuing presentation (by the two EC officials) was focused on the
transition roadmap to the new regulatory framework for networks and electronic communication
services, that has recently entered into force in the EU.
Mr Rodford, stated the following regarding progress achieved in Greece:
“DG Information Society of the European Commission welcomes recent progress in the
liberalization of the Greek telecoms market. It is encouraged in particular by the strengthening of
the EETT in terms of quality staffing and the exercise of the powers transferred to it by the
Ministry of Transport and Communications.
DG Information Society welcomes recent steps in relation to the pricing of facilities for
local loop unbundling, spectrum management and the national numbering plan, and the evidence of
thirteen interconnection agreements between fixed operators and a significant number of licences
for fixed voice telephony and fixed wireless access.
DG Information Society looks forward to the introduction of carrier preselection and number
portability to open competition further and benefit consumers, in line with the EU regulatory
framework. It also counts on further work being done by the regulator on the verification of the
cost accounting system of OTE for the provision of voice telephony, interconnection and leased line
Finally, DG Information Society looks forward to the early transposition in
Greece of the recently adopted ‘new’ EU regulatory framework for telecoms, and to the further
assignment of staff to accomplish the new tasks given to regulators.”