Greece, a founding member of ITU, is a candidate for re-election at the ITU Council in Region B (Western Europe)

The Minister of Digital Governance of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis, with the Prime Minister of Greece, Mr. Kyriakos Mitsotakis
The Ministry of Digital Governance

A message from the Minister:

I firmly believe on ITU’s crucial role in making our lives smarter and trustworthy, in accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, on harnessing the benefits of new technologies for all, on establishing effective partnerships and contributing to the development of all regions, but mostly on ITU’s contribution to the co-prosperity of ALL humanity. In this respect, and based on our commitment to ITU’s vision, we are eager to work closely with all delegates during the 21st Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest Romania, to discuss technological development and the opportunities of expanding affordable and reliable connectivity to all regions and in all continents.  In the view of our strong and cordial bilateral relations in allaspects, we look forward to your support to our candidature for the ITU Council in Region B.

The General Secretariat of Telecommunications and Post in ITU

The ITU Secretary General, H.E. Houlin Zhao with the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Post, Dr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas

A video message from the Secretary General of Telecommunications and Post, Dr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas (tba)

To honour the participants of the 2022 ITU Council in Geneva, Greece offered a coffee brake where the Greek delegation welcomed the Secretary General of ITU, H.E. Houlin Zhao, the Director of BDT, Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin and the Director of TSB, Dr. Chaesub Lee.

GREECE at WSIS 2022

High Level Participant, Dr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas,  Secretary General of Telecommunications and Post of the Ministry of Digital Governance in following sessions:

The Secretary General participating on a High-Level policy session on Bridging Digital Divides

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Hellas Sat has received from the ITU Secretary General the Award of Champion, during the WSIS (Word Summit on the Information Society) Prizes 2022 Ceremony, on Wednesday, 1 June 2022 in ITU HQ, with the participation of all countries.

Hellas Sat has provided free, unlimited satellite broadband connectivity to 127 public clinics and hospitals across the country thus ensuring health information gathering, access to patients’ vital medical history and facilitation of interconnectivity of vaccination centers.

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The Secretary General of Telecommunications and Post, Dr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas, with CEO of Hellas Sat, Mr. Christodoulos Protopappas

GREECE present at ITU Initiatives

This side event was jointly co-organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Ministry of Digital Governance,​ Greece, Austrian Economics Center, UN-Habitat and U4SSC Country Hub – Austria. For more information press here.

GREECE present at WTDC, Kigali, Rwanda

The Secretary General, Dr. Athanasios Staveris-Polykalas presented two pledges of over 800mil euros at the High Level Panel 7 of the P2C initiative

Submitted two pledges:

  1. Super Fast Broadband (SFBB) in Greece – Public Intervention in a Voucher Scheme to promote Connectivity and Digital Infrastructure
  2. Ultra Fast Broadband (UFBB) in Greece – A Large-Scale Project based on a Public-Private-Partnership scheme

GREECE at Com-ITU

GREECE at Com-ITU 2022

To honour CEPT, Greece hosted a reception to Com-ITU delegates, on 6 July at the Käfer Berlin terrace restaurant of the German Bundestag. For more details, please click here.

Digital Skills

Cybersecurity

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Greek Minister of Digital Governance, Kyriakos Pierrakakis and European Commission Vice-President, Margaritis Schinas, open the new headquarters of the EU Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) in Athens. For more information press here.

Greece in Space

NGA plan

Our National Broadband Plan describes a series of measures over a period of 7 years (until 2027) with a total investment of 2.492 billion euros, that includes high broadband connectivity across the country, but also 5G and microsatellite networks and the installation of submarine cables to the Greek islands.  These measures concern the implementation of Large-Scale projects that include the deployment of fibre optic infrastructure offering speeds  of 1Gbps, but also the development of satellite networks in low-Earth orbit that may offer broadband capacity across rural areas.

GRNET S.A. – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology

COVID-19 outbreak

In Greece, the demand for connectivity services exploded by nearly 70%, as people relied entirely on digital services. The Greek government converted crisis to an opportunity, by establishing new reforms that advocated the digital transformation of our country. In this context, we introduced the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) “Greece 2.0” that was approved by ECOFIN on 13 July 2021. This plan includes 106 investments and 68 reforms, utilizing investment resources of 31.16 billion euros that will mobilize a total of 60 billion euros in investments in the country over the next five years.

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