Yoigo Plans to Launch Spain’s First Commercial 4G Network in July 2013
Xfera Moviles, which operates under the Yoigo banner, and is Spain’s smallest cellco by subscribers, is looking to one-up its rivals by becoming the first operator in the country to launch commercial 4G services. According to the operator’s CEO Eduardo Taulet, Yoigo aims to inaugurate its 4G network by mid-2013, with Madrid the first city to come online on 18 July. Looking ahead, the cellco is aiming to extend its 4G network footprint to 75% of the population by the end of 2014, and it is understood that it will spend approximately EUR200 million (USD261 million) over the next two years on developing the infrastructure. Meanwhile, Mr Taulet has confirmed that for customers already on a 3G tariff there will be no extra charges for 4G connectivity.