Spain: Telefónica prepares for 2.5 Gbps
March 15, 2019
From David Del Valle in Spain
Spanish telco Telefónica plans to soon offer download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps through its FTTH network.
The 2.5 Gbps speed compares to the current 600 Mbps currently on offer in its Fusión packages. In its annual financial report, the company claims to be ready to provide that service and even reach 2.5 Gbps in the future, according to Cinco Días.
The FTTH speed is key to capturing subscribers and the country’s operators have been involved in a fierce battle to provide the fastest networks, with Vodafone and MasMovil already offering 1Gbps speeds to some customers.
Telefónica had 21.3 million FTTH passed homes by year end with 3.9 million customers after capturing 517,000 new subscribers last year. Overall, Spain had 8.55 million FTTH lines by year end, representing 57 per cent of the total broadband market, according to the CNMC.