Public Projects - Electronic Governance
Forthnet has vast experience in large-scale projects and significant know-how for the Public Sector’s specific requirements. With a long, continuous presence and creative interventions in public consultations regarding design and statements, the company has become an ideal partner in all phases of e-Government development, from the central conception of an innovative, wide impact project to its final implementation phase.
Using e-Government methodologies and solutions, Forthnet is able to support Public Administration in the creation of electronically networked, customer-centric government Organizations. To this end, Information and Communication Technologies are implemented that have been widely and successfully tested in the private sector.
Forthnet's integrated solutions can help speed up administrative processes, as they focus on enhancing flexibility and efficiency.
NATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NETWORK “SYZEFXIS II”
“SYZEFXIS II”, which is partially funded by the NSRF (ESPA), will be established as the nationwide Public Sector Network (PSN) for telecommunications and other related services. Through this network, an estimated total of 34.000 public agencies that are currently served either by other smaller networks or are getting their own telecom services through independent contracts, will be connected and eventually served under one common “umbrella” of services, that will be providing a set of unified telecommunication services of upgraded quality and at lower costs. The latter, will be achieved both through rationalizing upon various service requests and - at the same time - exploiting the inherent drastic scale economies.
The services provided by “SYZEFXIS II” will include Telecom infrastructure, Telephony, Videoconferencing, Cabling, Security, Data Centers, ISP services, Wireless telephony and Broadband Telecommunication services.
Forthnet will provide Telecommunication Services for the two Lots won, i.e. for 3.170 Public Sites in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki and in a part of the Prefecture of Attiki, while the rest of the Lots will be served by the other three contractors - telecommunications providers.
On April 8th 2021, Forthnet signed the two contracts for “SYZEFXIS II”, namely Lots Ν-7.1 and Ν-1.6, with the Greek State as the counterparty. The contracts have a duration of 41 months and a total value of 42.039.359,41 euros (incl. VAT).
“SYZEFXIS II” is an extension of the original project NATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION NETWORK "SYZEFXIS", which based on contracts signed in 2004, offered services to 4,500 points of presence of the Greek State, nationwide. In the respective tender, Forthnet was declared the contractor for the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. "SYZEFXIS" project is still in productive operation and its participating entities will switch to "SYZEFXIS II" with the completion of the latter.
INDICATIVE CASE STUDIES OF PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS
1. NATIONWIDE MPLS VPN NETWORK FOR HELLENIC RAILWAYS ORGANISATION (OSE)
Following a relevant tender, Forthnet secured the implementation of OSE's nationwide MPLS VPN network in 123 locations throughout Greece. Moreover, the Company provides help desk management, support, security and network monitoring services, as well as equipment and software maintenance.
2. TELECOMMUNICATION AND DATA CENTER SERVICES FOR THE PUBLIC CORPORATION OF GAS DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS (DΕDΑ)
Following a relevant tender, Forthnet secured the full coverage of DEDA's telecommunications and Data Center services.
In particular, Internet, Layer2 interconnection and telephony services are provided through fiber optic circuits. At the same time, Virtual Call Center (vPBX) and Application Hosting services are provided in Hybrid Cloud IT infrastructures (cloud hosting) at Forthnet's data center, ensuring maximum performance and productivity.