ECONOMY

Wind Hellas upgrading network

Mobile phone company Wind Hellas will spend more than 10 million euros on a network upgrade in order to increase it’s capacity and boost the quality of services, the company said yesterday. The upgrade will improve voice and data transmission services and will also help cover needs during peak demand periods, such as Christmas and New Year, the company said in a statement. «The technological update of Wind’s main transfer network amounts to a competitive advantage and contributes to offering high quality technology services,» said Fotis Konstantelos, network general manager at Wind. The three-year upgrade, to take place across Greece, will be carried out by Ericsson. The design of the new network base relies on simplified architecture, which offers the usual services and operations and also supports advanced telecom applications, according to Wind. Wind Hellas, which is controlled by Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, competes against Cosmote and Vodafone in Greece.