Spain’s major operators, Telefónica and Orange, are both doubling their fibre optic connection speeds free of charge in a bid to capture more subscribers.
Telefónica is doubling its speeds at no extra cost for Fusión clients, going from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps and from 300 Mbps to 600 Mbps. Additioanlly, the company is set to launch a low-cost brand to compete with Másmovil, in the summer.
Orange is also increasing its Internet speeds from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps, and from 300 Mbps to 500 Mbps, and 500 Mbps customers will now go automatically to 1Gbps. Orange is also launching a symmetrical fibre service with a speed of 1Gbps, the highest in the market, for 12 million passed homes. It is the first offer of this type for the residential market where it has two million subscribers. The company plans to pass 14 million homes this year and 16 million in 2020.