OTE connects Mount Athos with WiMax

WiMax firm Aperto signed a deal to provide equipment to Greek operators OTE whichis planning to set up wireless broadband voice and data for several monasteries and religious sites on Mount Athos, the oldest surviving monastic community of the world.

OTE's pilot network is built around PacketMAX 5000, the industry's highest density, highest capacity, and highest performing base station.

PacketMAX 300 and PacketMAX 100 series subscriber units are used for backhaul and last mile access.

The entire system is remotely managed through OTE's DCN network. Heletel, a network integrator and Aperto partner, provided turnkey installation and continues to support the deployment with ongoing training and technical help.

Mount Athos, or Holy Mountain or Agion Oros as it is locally known, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. It dates back more than 1,000 years to Byzantine times. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that, although part of Greece, it is governed by its own local administration and is spiritually subject to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.