In Greece, the degree of broadband penetration (connections per 100 residents) on the 1st of January 2007 reached 4,39%, compared to 2,66% on the 1st of July 2006, showing significant increase of 65%.
At the same time, it is very positive that in Greece, the average number of monthly broadband connections (ADSL) is between 37.650 connections (second semester of 2006), showing an increase of demand that exceeds 40%, compared to the data regarding the previous semester.
On the 1st of January 2007, it is estimated that the total number of broadband connections in Greece, amounted at approximately 487.893 connections based on the information that the Observatory for the Greek Information Society gathered from the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission and the incumbent Telecommunications Provider (OTE).
The constant increasing acquisition tendency of broadband connections that has been observed in Greece during the period in review is directly related to the decreasing course of the average total acquisition cost of equipment per speed of access. More specifically, for all speed rates (basic, medium and high access), prices/ kbps have decreased at a rate of 50% on a semi-annual basis, taking into consideration the recent doubling of nominal speed of access