Europe needs more high speed broadband networks. Spain is indeed different when it comes to the deployment of ultra-fast broadband networks. In a relatively short period, the country’s telecom operators have laid out fibre-optic cables reaching 31 million premises.
By September 2017, Telefónica had passed 18.6 million premises with fibre in Spain, making it the biggest FTTH network in Europe. It has been the fastest country to develop a fibre-to-the-home technology (FTTH) network in Europe, thanks to the right competitive and regulatory conditions. By 2016, about 63% of Spanish households had access to ultra-fast broadband.
Learn about the role of smart telecoms as a “Platform for the Future” from Atanas Dobrev, CEO of Vivacom, Boris Maurer, Managing Director and Leader of Digital Transformation in TMT, Accenture, and Marta Capelo, Director of Public Policy, ETNO.
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ETNO has been the voice of Europe’s telecommunications network operators since 1992 and has become the principal policy group for European electronic communications network operators. Its 41 members and observers from Europe and beyond are the backbone of Europe’s digital progress. They are the main drivers of broadband and are committed to its continual growth in Europe. ETNO brings together the main investors in innovative and high-quality e-communications platforms and services, representing 60% of total sector investment.