Last August, in an interview with the Times, Telefónica’s chairman, José María Álvarez-Pallete, urged the United Kingdom to follow Spain’s example in fiber optics so as not to miss out on the digital revolution. Pallete remarked that in Spain there is more fiber optic than in the UK, France, Germany and Portugal together, with a penetration of 70%, compared to only 3% in the UK. Yesterday it was learned that…
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Spain is the European country with the highest fibre to the home (FTTH) penetration rate in Europe, with 33.9%, after clocking up around 1.61 million new subscrbers between September 2016 and September 2017,
Telefonica has reached an agreement with Vodafone which will allow the latter to access its fibre optic network both in non-regulated areas (the 66 most populated cities in which Telefonica is not obliged to share its infrastructure) as well as in a significant part of the regulated zones.
MADRID | This agreement over a strategy to increase the Spanish fibre optic network represents a leap forward in bringing this technology to more households and businesses across the country.