Works start on second of three phases to bring fibre-optic internet to the whole of Tenerife

Photo: Tenerife Cabildo.

The Tenerife Cabildo says that it has now begun the initial works of the second phase of the island’s “fibre-optic ring”. The telecommunications works will be carried out on a 57km stretch between La Laguna and Santiago del Teide to circle the island with optical fiber.

Making the announcement, Tenerife President Carlos Alonso said that ultimately the current works will mean a better service at a lower price for everyone, as well as providing better services by the authorities, such as road surveillance and municipal and insular communications. Once this infrastructure is installed, the third phase will see fiber optic reach all 31 municipalities in Tenerife, works that are expected to be completed by the end of next year.

The total budget for the second and third phases is €7.2m, and will see La Laguna, Tacoronte, El Sauzal, La Matanza, La Victoria, Santa Ursula, La Orotava, Puerto de la Cruz, Los Realejos, San Juan de la Rambla, La Guancha, Garachico, El Tanque and Santiago del Teide. The first phase, installed between Adeje and La Laguna, is already in operation.




  1. Per the other request above, I’d be delighted to hear about the “stable 20 mps over the air” service. I struggle to get 2.5mps in Puerto Santiago through copper plus frequent disconnections. I don’t expect fibre for year, if ever.

    Any contact information for a reliable alternative would be much appreciated

  2. As president of a small community in San Eugenio I signed off for Movistar to provide fibre to our homes more than two-and-a-half-years ago. Repeated requests for an update from the company brought no response. In fact, they couldn’t even narrow it down to a year even though homes nearby had fibre. In the end we had an approach from a company called Zonamber who were prepared to undertake a privately funded initiative and fibre the community at no cost. I was reticent and cynical having worked for that very large communications company in the UK. But they have been excellent and almost every one of the 30 homes is enjoying fibre to the premises with 30 Mpbs, shortly to increase to 100 Mpbs, for 25 Euros a month. And when not at home, they will turn off your connection and reconnect on your return at no cost. Of course they don’t have anything like the resources of Movistar and occasionally service can be interrupted but owners are delighted with them.

  3. Too many over the air internet providers have stepped in and filled the void and are already providing very stable 20mb speeds with no phone line. I had my Movistar land line taken out as I simply couldn’t wait any longer and no one at Movistar could give me any guarantees when it might be in Golf del Sur. Great personal service too. Land line internet is too expensive for the companies to provide everywhere.

  4. Don’t even have a phone line available here in El Fronton, so I can’t see fibre optics arriving anytime soon !

  5. same here we are at the end of Ave.Juan Carlos I next to the Guaza mountain in Los Cristianos , all the other complexes around us have it but its the manana thing with us…………….they dont know when we will be connected. no cable to our complex either.

  6. That’s all very well, but here in Los Cristianos, the fibre cable runs down the end of our road but Movistar will not connect our complex because it’s too much work to lay a cable from the complex to the fibre node. Just saying that even if fibre comes to a place near you don’t think you will automatically be able to access it. Been in to complain several times and the President has also, they take no notice.

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