Its primary objective is to remain close to its customers on a continuous basis and to develop tailor made solutions. This is why the company makes sure that it invests in new technologies and infrastructure and develops integrated telecommunication proposals and solutions, which are addressed to both residential and business consumers.
Within this framework, in the past years Forthnet has invested hundreds of millions of euros in order to develop its own infrastructure throughout Greece; this includes a private fibre optics network and a Wireless Local Access Network. Furthermore, the company owns fibre optic submarine cable circuits and ensures continuous upgrading of its international Internet interconnection speed.
The development of a very extensive national network of specialized broadband stores constitutes an important investment for the company; the aim of this Forthnet-branded network is to provide good quality personalized service to consumers throughout Greece.
Forthnet is the company that introduced the Internet to Greece and it currently offers a wide range of broadband services with an emphasis on the Internet and fixed telephony. Moreover, in August 2008, after acquiring NetMed Ν.V. and Intervision (Services) B.V, the company entered the pay TV sector dynamically.
Forthnet’s rich portfolio of services covers all the telecommunication needs of households, small businesses and large organizations.
As regards residential consumers, the company offers a very wide range of Internet access and telephony services and also sells prepaid access time (NetKey) and talk (Smartalk) cards. Furthermore, aiming at providing broadband access everywhere, Forthnet is developing the largest network of wireless access points throughout Greece. Everybody can enjoy wireless broadband access through the Forthnet Hotspot network, even far from home or the office.
As regards corporate services, Forthnet supports modern businesses by offering good quality Internet access solutions, corporate networks (MPLS VPN), interconnection of remote points of presence (leased lines), fixed telephony, computer system and application hosting, and also advanced surveillance, management & maintenance services, together with technical support for such services (Managed Services).
At the same time, the company provides special Interactive Marketing solutions, such as Online Advertising, webpage Design and Development, and Mobile Marketing, as well as information services (WebSMART programme for on line financial information), value added services (http://search.forthnet.gr, http://dir.forthnet.gr and the DriveMe mapping portal) etc.
Forthnet is also involved in the shipping sector through FORTHcrs by developing online reservation and ticketing services.
The company’s current shareholders include FORGENDO LIMITED (35.175%), the RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (Ι.Τ.Ε) (4.20%), CYRTE INVESTMENTS (10.279%), STICHTING PENSIOENFONDS ABP (14.314%) and other investors (37.326%).
Forthnet S.A. is a member of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce, the Hellenic Association of Information Technology & Communication Enterprises (SEPE) and the Federation of Greek Industries (SEV).
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