Telefónica and Madrid City Council have announced that the Spanish communications service provider plans to bring 100-Mbps broadband services to 1.3 million households and companies via fiber to the premises (FTTP) before the end of the year.
The FTTP infrastructure roll out has already begun in the districts of Hortaleza, Arganzuela, Moncloa-Aravaca, and Fuencarral-El Pardo. Telefonica expects that by year end, it will have passed more than 80% of homes and corporate offices in the area. Outside of the capital, Telefónica already has connected homes and businesses in such towns as Pozuelo Madrid, Majadahonda, San Sebastian de los Reyes, Tres Cantos, Las Rozas, Alcobendas, and Alcalá de Henares, with more than 100,000 active customers in total.
Throughout the country, Telefonica says it had passed 1.3 million potential subscribers by the end of the first quarter of this year, three times the amount passed at the same time last year. The service provider says it has more than 200,000 subscribers to its FTTP-enabled services.
Telefónica Spain says it has assembled a team of 2,200 to ensure the success of the deployment.