VODAFONE has announced plans to install fibre-optic cables across Marbella, vastly improving the town’s broadband network.
The network will be extended to around 25,000 homes and businesses by the end of 2015, making internet speeds of up to 200mbps possible for customers.
Marbella Town Hall presented Vodafone’s plan in a ceremony involving the mayor, Angeles Munoz, and the regional director of Vodafone for Andalucia and Extremadura, Antonio Fernandez.
The broadband company also confirmed that approximately 70% of Marbella is now covered by its 4G service, and this will extend to 90% by the end of the year and 98% by the end of next March.
“This presentation is evidence of the commitment to implementing better broadband in the town and providing more services to citizens,” said Munoz.
It used to be possible to view On Line, the ADSL program planned by Telefonica. Now that it’s Movistar any plans seem to be a closely guarded secret. During the last 6 months my own Movistar ADSL service has steadily diminished despite one lady at Movistar “upgrading” my service from 6 to 10Mgs about 3 or 4 months ago. The line has been checked & as far as I can make out, the real reason is not my distance from the “central” (which hasn’t changed one little bit in 10 years) but the increase in the load i.e. the increasing number of paying customers that are now using the main feed. It wouldn’t surprise me if a little later on Movistar will offer me a fibre optic service at increased cost of course, whereas I’ll be quite happy to get half of what I’m currently paying for (I was getting more than that). Meanwhile with no real opposition, that’s probably wishful thinking.