Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission

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The EETT logo

The Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (Greek: Εθνική Επιτροπή Τηλεπικοινωνιών και Ταχυδρομείων, Ethniki Epitropi Tilepikoinonion kai Tachydromeion) or EETT is the Greek national regulatory authority for of the telecommunication and postal markets.

The EETT is responsible for managing numbering resources, controlling and licensing the electromagnetic spectrum in Greece as well as regulating the telecom markets having exclusive rights over the competition in the telecoms market. Thus, all issues concerning competition in the Greek telecom market are resolved by the EETT and not by the Competition Committee which is responsible for ensuring competition in the Greek market (with the exception of telecommunications market).

The EETT is an independent authority of the Republic and as such has specific rights laid out in the Hellenic Constitution. Its members are elected by the Council of Presidents of the Hellenic Parliament. Nevertheless, under a new proposed law the EETT's board members will be appointed directly by the minister of transport and communications. This is feasible because the EETT is not exclusively named in the Hellenic Constitution as an independent authority of the Republic and thus the regulations concerning its board's election can be altered by law.

Some of EETT's notable achievements are the new national numbering plan of the Hellenic Republic, the liberalisation of the fixed phone and data markets as well as the issue of the fourth GSM license to Q-telecom in 2001. It has also issued licenses in the fixed wireless band. For the 2004 Olympic Games the EETT has developed a hi-tech spectrum control system that has managed to cope with the high spectral control needs of the Games.

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Older logos of the EETT

The EETT logo is a white network map on a red background symbolizing "the tree of communication". The older logos featured stylished versions of the EETT lettering combined with a globe or a satellite pointing upwards. The new "tree" logo was introduced in the first quarter of 2005.

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