Grants to Movistar and Adamo for the deployment of rural fiber

In truth, Movistar has taken them in all the provinces of the name besides one. Total, Telephone will make investments 54 million euros, of which 28.5 million euros might be sponsored by the help program. In the case of Adamo, the funding might be nearly 12 million euros, of which 8.Four million might be sponsored. In whole, the finances barely exceeds the 66 million euros, with a sponsored quantity of 36.84 million euros, with which fiber might be taken to 156,404 actual property items (properties and firms).

12 provinces that didn’t obtain help in 2020 will obtain it in 2021

The benefited provinces are Almería, Granada, Jaén, Malaga, Balearic Islands, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Huesca, Teruel, Zaragoza, Alicante, Cáceres and Murcia. The full checklist by province is as follows:

Community Province Beneficiary Budget, in euros Amount of help, in euros Benefited properties
ANDALUSIA Almeria Telephone 14,200,414 9,439,697 22,377
ANDALUSIA grenade Adamo 11,992,675 8,394,872 20,484
ANDALUSIA Jaen Telephone 1,884,496 1,319,147 3,896
ANDALUSIA Malaga Telephone 1,971,300 1,281,000 3,438
ARAGON Huesca Telephone 5,474,471 3,500,001 13,904
ARAGON Teruel Telephone 8,021,418 3,500,001 20,658
ARAGON Saragossa Telephone 12,065,472 4,245,565 46,420
BALEARS (ISLANDS) Balearic Islands Telephone 3,717,283 1,161,708 3,817
Telephone 469,785 352,338 1,055
COM. VALENCIAN Alicante Telephone 3,000,128 1,650,070 15,103
ESTREMADURA Cáceres Telephone 1,854,154 1,099,000 3,818
MURCIA Murcia Telephone 1,368,222 903,026 1,434

The selection of these 12 provinces has to do with the proven fact that, in the 2020 name, they didn’t obtain legitimate proposals that met the necessities. This name, resolved in November 2020, awarded 105 million grants for 33 provinces, extending protection to greater than 653,000 properties and firms. In these grants, there was a better selection of benefited operators, together with Telefónica, Orange or WiMax.

The length of this deployment will be prolonged till December 31, 2022 if obligatory. All deployment can have to be executed utilizing FTTH fiber, with assured minimal speeds of 300 Mbps, scalable to 1 Gbps. In whole there are 790 benefited municipalities, however the checklist of them has not transpired.

White areas, the essential goal of these grants

The goal of these aids is to deliver fiber optics to the so-called white areas, that are these by which there is no such thing as a ample protection of new technology networks, nor are there any provisions for there to be deployment of them in the subsequent three years. The state of affairs in grey areas is totally different, in which there’s solely protection from one operator, or forecasts in order that inside three years there might be protection of these networks.

For this motive, white areas are the ones that endure the most from the digital divide, since they don’t have any variety of expectation to obtain new technology networks that permit them to take pleasure in the Internet underneath the identical situations as the majority of the nation’s inhabitants. At current, the 84% of the inhabitants has protection of at the least 100 Mbps. By the finish of 2021 protection is predicted to attain 91% of the inhabitants.

In rural zonesHowever, the state of affairs is considerably worse, the place solely 46% of the inhabitants is roofed. The determine is far increased than the European common, exceeding, for instance, the 6% of Germany or the United Kingdom.

The purpose for the yr 2025 is that the whole inhabitants of Spain have entry to fiber optic protection at dwelling. In the case of Telefónica, the operator revealed in January how it’s finishing up the deployment relying on the populations, with the following knowledge:

  • Populations of lower than 1,000 inhabitants – 20% with fiber
  • Populations between 1,000 and 5,000 inhabitants – 64% with fiber
  • Populations between 5,000 and 10,000 inhabitants – 78% with fiber
  • Populations between 10,000 and 50,000 inhabitants – 99% with fiber

The PEBA-NG Plan is encompassed inside the Plan for Connectivity and Digital Infrastructures, which has a finances of 583 million euros for this yr, and that till 2025 has an endowment of 2.320 million euros inside the framework of the agenda Spain Digital 2025.