WiMAX pilot network of OTE in Mount Athos is true. Already the first users connected using WiMAX wireless network for broadband access.The pilot network provides services and broadband IP telephony (VoIP).Achieving these services took place in an area extremely difficult, with limited infrastructure in roads, transport and communications, and lack of established power grid.Overall, 6 base stations installed on the scope of the network will reach 50 kilometres, covering the majority of Skiton and monasteries of Mount Athos, almost throughout the Peninsula. The WiMAX network which has been implemented has the capacity to 60 Mbps (both directions).
The WiMAX base stations emit OTE in spectral band of 3,5 GHz which have been awarded in OTE by EETT.
In the initial stage of operation, currently underway, have already signed the first users both at Mount Athos and the Isle Ammouliani and the region of Ierissos with wireless broadband access. Also, users in Karyes enjoy ADSL services through interconnected in WiMAX special equipment (DSLAM).
Among users of the network include 6 large monasteries, Athoniada School and the Holy Epistasia of Athonikis State.
The findings so far from the operation of the WiMAX network to Mount Athos is encouraging because the system has operated smoothly even in extremely bad weather.