Bluevía now offers fibre coverage in more than 3,500 municipalities
May 22, 2023
- The wholesale fibre optic network has more than four million real estate units and will be expanded to more than five million by the end of 2024
- Bluevía contributes to the development of smaller populations by deploying fibre to bridge the digital divide.
Bluevía, the network operator offering wholesale fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and other connectivity services in Spain, owned by Telefónica España (30%), Telefónica Infra (25%) and the consortium formed by Crédit Agricole Assurances and Vauban Infrastructure Partners (through its Core Infrastructure Fund IV – 45%), has now covered more than 3,500 municipalities across Spain.
This deployment means offering fibre in a total of 48 provinces, which now have ultra-fast fibre broadband access, a technology with a lower environmental impact than copper.
Bluevía is now present in more than four million real estate units, which means progressing as planned when it started its activity and having achieved more than 80% of its objective of exceeding five million FTTH real estate units by 2024 with private investment and public-private collaboration mechanisms.
Bluevía’s aim is to extend digitalisation to every corner of Spain. Today its network reaches municipalities with less than 1,000 inhabitants such as Alquézar (Huesca) or Génave (Jaén) and others with around 20,000 inhabitants such as Requena (Valencia) or Calatayud (Zaragoza).
In this way, Bluevía contributes to boosting digital development in Spain with fibre to connect companies and individuals, as well as consolidating its position as a key part of Telefónica Infra’s fibre-to-the-home portfolio, which also has FTTH vehicles in Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil. In this regard, Telefónica Infra leverages Telefónica’s scale and experience to deploy telecommunications infrastructure to accelerate the reach of digital networks, while offering long-term investors an attractive proposition in the digital and green space.