Telefonica to Launch 4G Services in Spain on 13th September
Telefonica has announced it will commercially launch its 4G services offering in Spain on 13 September. The launch leverages the network sharing agreements signed with Yoigo at the beginning of August. These agreements allow Movistar to offer its customers mobile services on Yoigo’s 4G network. Movistar will soon announce pricing details for its 4G commercial offer.
In parallel, Telefonica is also building its own 4G LTE network in Spain, with Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson as network equipment suppliers. Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will deploy LTE infrastructure in around 2,200 nodes this year, to reach 63 Spanish municipalities in 19 provinces, covering around 50 percent of the Spanish population or 20 million customers.
The service provided via this network will be available at end-October in the cities of Madrid, Barcelona, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Murcia, Valladolid and Zaragoza, to be gradually expanded across the country. Customers will be able to access the internet at speeds of 75 Mbps for download and 25 Mbps for upload.