Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento
Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento

Telefónica has presented its plans for the laying of fibre optic cable in the tourist areas of South Tenerife. The announcement, which should see the arrival of the most advanced connectivity technology fibre optic cable arriving at over 51,000 homes and business in Adeje and Arona, bringing high definition television, online games with no delays, file sharing, streaming, videoconferencing, speedy internet navigation, was made at a press conference held today in Adeje’s FIT (Factory for Tourism Innovation) centre,

Individuals or businesses who want to find out more details, including whether and when they will be able to benefit from the new technology in homes or businesses can do so in Movistar centres, by calling 1004 or online at www.movistar.es/reservafibra. The official launch today was attended by Turismo minister Ricardo Fernández de la Puente, mayor of Adeje José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Ashotel’s director of innovation Enrique Padrón, and director of Telefónica in the Canarias Juan Flores.

Mayor Fraga said, “The installation of fibre optic cables into a tourist zone such as Adeje is important news and will have positive repercussions for our primary industry”. He added that the introduction of fibre optic cable would also contribute to the growth of business and better connectivity between individuals, and the council were happy to support this kind of initiative “which really would benefit residents in South Tenerife”. The council, and that of Arona, have pledged collaboration and the granting of any licences or permission needed for installation to ensure there were no delays.

Telefónica España has trained 300 professionals in the latest technological developments for the purposes of this project who will be dedicated exclusively to the development of the network in the Canaries. As part of their commitment to the improvement of the economic activity of the islands Telefónica has promised an investment of 8 million euros to make this part of Tenerife a technological reference point. Further indirect benefits will be in manufacturing of cables and transport of materials. The company has also promised improved client relations in their centres and sales points in both boroughs to guarantee the best assessment regarding the new services and to ensure better client satisfaction during and after the installation.

 

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  1. This is great news and a massive step in the right direction! Tenerife is truly becoming modernised and is starting to offer the high quality amenities needed to attract the increasingly discerning holiday makers and investors.

  2. Fibre optic !!! I would be over the moon just to get a standard cable land line !

    Makes me sick when I read about supporting the tourist when nothing is done for the tax paying resident.

    What is this? A third world country? Every home should have cable telephone.

    Shame on you Telefónica.

  3. As far as I can see from the information Movistar provides , I wouldn´t hold my breath for ordinary customers in complexes – there appears to be no plans in San Eugenio Area for development in near future – I´ve had 100mbs Fibre Optic for 3 yrs now in my UK home- can´t see me getting it here for at least 3 yrs !!

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    Zona sin planificación de despliegue de fibra

  4. This is all good. However for the life of me I cannot understand why if you buy the adsl and mobile package with Moviestar you cannot MAKE or RECEIVE international calls for 2 months on either landline or mobile. We had in Callao a speed of about 3mb with Moviestar which was great but because of this clause changed to Vodaphone and now it is 0.8 !!!. We had been with Moviestar for some 8 years as well. Who would buy a package that was unable to make or receive international calls on the landline or mobile for 2 months. It is just madness. They need to change this.

  5. Try Europa ….keep you line rental with Telefonica and Europa offer 3meg unlimited broadband and 2 hours free calls to any European country and all English speaking support for under 30 euros a month on a 12 month contract.We have used them for 16 months with no problems.Remember that broadband speed is only as fast as the last bit of cable to you property which is nearly always copper wire in Tenerife so fibre optic to the box outside in the road does not guarantee a better speed.

  6. Had a look at the Movistar web link provided in the article. Having completed the questionnaire this is what I get:

    Lo sentimos, tu edificio no figura en los actuales planes de despliegue de Movistar, pero trabajamos día a día para llevar la Fibra Óptica a todos los hogares. Si nos dejas tus datos, te informaremos de posibles avances.

    Basically it says: Sorry, your building is not on the current deployment plans Movistar, but we work every day to bring fiber optics to every home. If you give us your details, we will inform you of any developments.

    No change there then 🙁 …… for me its all hot air – again.

  7. Not quite correct Nigel. Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is the normal method in the UK. The Copper wires from the cabinet then use VDSL rather than ADSL to move data to your premises. 30mb seems to be the offer in Tenerife. But speed falls away rapidly if more than 1000mts from the cabinet. Fibre to the home (FTTH) is on offer in UK but prices are very very high.

  8. Derek, what rubbish you talk. Virgin media formally Blueyonder have been offering fiber optic connections direct to the home user for over a decade for about £16/month. Miffed we can’t get the same service in Tenerife

  9. Take exception to the rubbish comment, but agree that Virgin can offer this in “Virgin cabled areas”. most of the population can not access the service.

    This is what “Broadband choices say”
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    FTTH (fibre to the home) – fibre-optic cables run all the way to the outside of your house. This is the quickest service, but is not widely available.
    ++++

    Open Reach (BT) also now offer a similar service, (Superfast) but compared with FTTC it is three time the price.

  10. Marvellous! Which general area, Angela (if you’re happy to say without being too specific)?

  11. I saw them laying the cables underground there a couple of weeks ago, blimey things are moving ! Hopefully they will move down the road and sort our complex out soon – it was scheduled for around June this year.

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