In 2007, WIND acquired and merged Fixed and Broadband Operator Tellas, incorporating its infrastructures, operations and services. This was one of the biggest technology projects in Europe that was delivered in 2010 and established WIND as the only Telecommunications provider in Greece, offering Mobile, Fixed Telephony and Internet services.
In December of 2010 a new era began for WIND after its successful acquisition by foreign investors. The company’s new shareholders, six of the largest worldwide investment funds, manage more than 80 billion dollars in total. Following the acquisition, they secured the future prospects of the company by offering €420 million, one of the largest private investments in Greece during the past two years.
In June 2011 WIND started the modernization and upgrade of its national Radio Network in cooperation with Huawei. It is a major project that will be concluded in 3 years and will result to the leading and fastest performing network in Greece with speeds of up to 42Mbps, offering its customers real mobile broadband experience. While in December 2011, the company proceeded with the renewal of the usage rights in the 900 ΜHz band by paying the total sum of € 93.2 million, one more large investment in the Greek economy.
WIND Hellas has developed a nationwide state-of-the-art technical network, providing thus, population coverage that approaches 100% nationwide. Each year, it invests more than 150€ million in its mobile and fixed infrastructure to ensure maximum quality of service. This way, all WIND subscribers – even those living in the most remote regions of Greece – enjoy full network coverage.
Today, WIND Hellas is the only integrated telecom operator in Greece offering Mobile, Fixed and Internet services, from a single point of sale and service, under a single bill.
Having developed the “Responsible Corporate Citizen” profile, WIND Hellas distinguishes itself for its social contribution. As of the beginning of its operation, the business activities of WIND focus on the strategy of corporate responsibility “In Action”; this includes a multi-sided action plan of social contribution placing particular emphasis on the axes involving Responsible Business Activities, Environment and Society.