The mobile network operator Orange España has begun deployment of a state-of-the-art fiber optic network in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana with an investment plan of €2.6 million to be carried out during 2017- 2018.
The operator’s goal is to bring optical fiber to more than 15,000 homes, which would imply being able to supply the service to more than 70% of the houses and businesses in the municipality.
For the deployment of their project, Orange technicians have begun a program of visits to private homes and communities to inform them of the advantages of the installation of fiber optics, which is free and does not involve any commitment of contract services.
In a meeting with the town hall representatives, the manager of Orange announced the operator’s plans to provide Maspalomas and the rest of the population centers, mobile and fixed connectivity technologies through the deployment of fiber optics and 4G mobile networks.
The investment that Orange plans to make to expand the optical fiber is in addition to the plan already underway, reportedly worth a further €2.7 million for the launch of 4G mobile services in the municipality, which would allow 80% of the neighbourhoods to enjoy high speed mobile data transfer.
The Orange projects in San Bartolomé de Tirajana are part of an ambitious plan for deployment of new generation networks that the operator is carrying out in Spain with the objective of bringing optical fiber to 14 million homes by 2019, which represents an economic investment of between 1,500 and 1,700 million euros.
In addition, Orange is also investing another 1.5 billion euros in its 4G deployment, aiming to reach 95% of the Spanish population with its fourth generation mobile coverage this year.