The reason for launching this news Lowi offers is the Back to school, which starts this year for the operator on a full vacation. The offer has Symmetrical 100 Mbps fiber, 20 GB of data to navigate from mobile and unlimited calls. All for 34.95 euros per month.
This price is cheaper than the convergent amount of 38.95 euros that could be hired up to now. Until today, we had the option to choose between 3, 12 and 23 GB of data, priced from 3 GB to 38.95 euros. In return, they also gave the60 free giantsDuring this summer, users of this rate have 63 gigabytes.
As a result, these rates disappear, we now have a single converging rate of 100 Mbps and 20 GB data with unlimited calls for 34.95 euros, so we saved 4 euros with what we had until now. The rate is available to be hired as of today. until 31st October for new customers and current customers. This will be the only fare we can charge during the promotional period, and it is expected that the rates for returns before (or new) from November.
Where we find "rest" old rates is in the additional lines which can be added to the convergent and remain as so far. So, we have 3 options to add lines:
In addition, customers already from the operator who have separately subscribed fiber or mobile and switch to converged tariff will receive 10 GB free per month for 3 months They will enjoy it until September. It is also important to keep in mind that unused gigabytes accumulate for the next month, that data can be shared with other client operators and that Vodafone network. The convergent rate 3 months of fiber permanence.
Written by Alberto Garcia
Spain has become a in fiber optics around the world. Spanish fixed networks have more miles of fiber than any other country in the EU. The regulatory framework that allows operators to freely deploy fiber, as well as another essential fact: the fact that operators can reach agreements to carry out joint deployments is one of the main reasons for this situation.
So, for example, Movistar already has 6 million customers in its network, of which 1.86 million come from other operators such as Vodafone. One of the first agreements on fiber was the one Jazztel closed with Movistar in 2012 share the fiber in buildings. The agreements have been concluded over the years, as Movistar with Vodafone, Movistar with MásMóvil, Vodafone with MoreMobile, Vodafone with Orange, etc. In fact, the latter has been extended this year also to mobile phone networks, where They will share 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.
All of this benefited everyone: the operators, who were able to reduce deployment costs, and the users, who were able to best prices and more options rent fiber optics at home with the operator of your choice.
Prior to all these network sharing agreements, the EU raised no objections in the interest of all. However, the European Commission has issued a statement with a number of objections with regard to the agreement they had reached O2 Cz and Deutsche Telekom Cz in the Czech Republic for share mobile networks.
These two operators are the most important of the Czech Republic and the EU, far from understanding the benefits that an agreement of this type presents to the users, felt that this agreement could restrict competition in the market of the Czech Republic. country and go against the Regulations of the European Union.
For the moment, it is unclear what the effect of the objections will be, which could result in a fine or the obligation to cancel the agreement. Neither of these two situations creates any peace of mind for the operator sector, which currently shares fiber optic networks and is expected to extend these agreements to make the heavy investments in antennas required by 5G.
The EU is justified by the decision of the Czech Republic claiming that the market share is highly concentrated on three operators: O2 and Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, the latter being the one who denounced the case at the time. ; EU. Thus, they say that instead of making deployment more efficient and improving the quality of service, the agreement could eliminate incentives for both operators to improve their networks.
In other European countries, the situation has not been exactly the same in the mobile networks. In Spain, for example, agreements have been signed between the second and third of the four countries. In Italy, the first and second agreements have been concluded, even though there are up to four operators.
Despite this, the operators were informed of this decision, as this would imply that the agreements are now scrutinized, in addition to the fear and uncertainty generated by not knowing if you can count on another operator's networks to complete your deployment. Agreements are usually sought when an operator can not invest whatever he wants and that instead of increasing his debt, he decides to reach an agreement.
The absence of agreements would force operators to two things: increase investments in exchange for borrowing more and raising prices to consumers, or slow down deployment to do in networks; especially mobile phones, where the European Commission's area of competence seems to be more focused.
The EU has already slowed down its previous major operations in the telecommunications sector. A clear example can be found in the blockade imposed by Brussels on UK phone with the sale of O2 to Hutchison, where he prevented the operator from selling its UK subsidiary arguing that this would result in an increase in the price of mobile services. This would have meant the union of O2 and Three under the same matrix, covering about 40% of the sector, and would have discouraged them from competing with other countries in the country. In Spain, similar acquisitions took place, but with operators with lower market shares, such as Vodafone with Ono you Orange with Jazztel.
The direct effect that this would have is that the Deployment 5G It would be slowed down considerably, slow down 5G and new cities and endanger the great front that the European Union can take in this sector. Operators need these deals, especially when they lose a lot of value in the stock market. For example, Telefónica has lost 45% in the last five years, while Vodafone has lost 25%. The EU must be aware of all the detrimental effects that the lack of agreements can generate in the market.
Thus, the offer for Movistar bars will include a multitude of contents, including: LaLiga Santander, LaLiga SmartBank, Champions League and Europa League. The price will be 320 euros the first 6 months For bars. In addition, you can also see the six matches of the promotion phase of the First Division, as well as all the games of the Spanish teams of the Europa League.
The channel will be available on dial 145, although the 146, 147, 148 and 149 in the case of simultaneous matches. In addition to football, the chain can also be seen # Let's go and Movistar Sports, Movistar Formula 1, Basketball with NBA, Endesa League and WNBA, tennis, golf, rugby and cycling. It will also be # 0, more than 30 thematic channels, generalists and of course TNT.
The Vamos channel is at number 60 and also has channels 196 and 197 in case the content matches. This channel will also feature the best international league matches, including Serie A (Italy), Ligue 1 (France) and Bundesliga (Germany)
The price of 320 euros will be available for both users of IPTV like those who hire by satellite. Bar owners will have the opportunity to only incur the tariff for watch football for television without internet, although this will have to be done by satellite and will incur an additional registration fee of 75 euros.
The cost of emission allowances for the operator has not been made public, but Mediapro paid 160 million euros for them, where the previous season, Vodafone and Orange paid 100 million per season in fixed variables and another 10 in variables. Both operators are expected to also get the rights for this season with two offers, but this has not been announced yet.
Until now, the agreement has been closed for this season. Mediapro is currently authorized to broadcast this content in bars. In the case of LaLiga, the company holds the rights until 2021-2022, while the Champions League has until the 2020-2021. It is therefore likely that we are also seeing a single annual renewal.
Movistar launched its tariffs with football on August 5thand most Fusion rates are available with discounts that allow them to stay at half price for 5 months. For watch all the football We have two options: take a fare including LaLiga and add the Champions League or buy the most basic Fusion package including both competitions.
With the first option, the cheapest fare is Fusión Selección with LaLiga, adding the Champions League. Here are several combinations depending on the offer we want to take:
Fusion Selection LaLiga 100 Mbps: 85 euros per month + 20 euros for the champions = 105 euros per month – 525 euros to 5 months – 1050 euros to 10 months.
LaLiga 600 Mbps Fusion Selection: 65 euros per month for the first 3 months, 95 euros after + 20 for the champions = 485 euros at 5 months – 1,060 euros at 10 months.
If we go in packs that include All Soccer, prices are higher at 10 months, but at 5 months we have a cheaper rate: Total Fusion Plus, which is as follows:
Total Plus Fusion: 600 Mbps, 85 euros per month for the first 5 months = 425 euros to 5 months – 1250 euros to 10 months.
We can also rent Fusión Selección Plus Fútbol, which is 110 euros per month – 550 euros to 5 months – 1100 to 10 months. In general, we can see that at 10 months, the price is between 1050 and 1100 euros.
Orange launched their football deals also on August 5th. There, they give several configuration options, which we find summarized in the following image.
If we want all football to spend the minimum amount of money possible, the best option is clear: we commit the 100 Mbps Love Intense rate, which includes free football. We have 47.43 euros for the first 3 months and 84.9 euros later, with a total cost of 312.09 euros for the first 5 months and 736.59 euros for 10 months. If we want a fiber at 500 Mbps, the cost becomes 337.09 euros at 5 months and 786.59 euros at 10 months.
To compare, we can see the cost of the initial rate by adding LaLiga and the champions separately. The initial price is 45.87 euros the first 3 months (and 72.85 euros later), to which we must add 3.95 euros LaLiga and 15.95 Champions, we have a total of 65.77 euros the three first months (92.75 later), for a total of 382.81 euros and a total of 846.56 euros for the first five months. If we want a fiber at 500 Mbps, the cost increases by 5 euros per month for the first 3 months and 10 euros per month for the rest. The cost would be 407.81 euros for the first 5 months and 896.56 euros for 10 months. As can be seen, its acquisition separately is much more expensive, unlike what happens with Movistar, where the cost is very similar.
Jazztel also revealed all its football tariffs on August 5th. To do this, he organized a table with all the prices that each one costs. So the cheapest with LaLiga and Champions is the Basic Plus with 100 Mbps of fiber for 41.9 euros in promotional period for 3 months, for a cost of 81.85 euros later. With this we have a price to 5 months of 289.4 eurosand 10 months of 698.65 euros. You must also add 9.95 euros registration fee on Orange TV, which amount to 299.35 and 708.60 euros respectively.
Given these prices, you have to make a small observation and there is between 1 and 2 months (depending on when we hire in August) for which we will cease to benefit from the discount on the tariff, but we will continue to to have La Liga at 1 euro until 2019 ends. Once 2020 has started, the full rate paid will be as shown in the "After" section of the photo. As a result, the final price of the rate may vary depending on when it is hired. Thus, the price would be about 30 euros lower than what we calculated, but we will assume that the lease is made for September to simplify the calculation.
Another option is to combine with the Irresistible rate, although it is a bit more expensive. With this tariff, LaLiga costs only 1 euro until 2020. Thus, the first three months, the price is 41.95 euros, then the fourth month is 70.90 euros. Once 2020 has arrived and that there is no discount on the tariff, the price is 90.85 euros without reduction, which costs more than 730 euros to 10 months, so that the Basic Plus continues to be more profitable.
In these tariffs, we have not taken into account the data offered by each operator in the mobile tariffs, but the cheapest according to the speed of the fiber. If we want football with Movistar for the next 10 months, we have to pay at least 1,000 euros, but considering that we have a more complete TV offer.
In the case of looking for the cheapest rate, regardless of all that is football, the the winner is Jazztelwhere with the rate Basic More than 100 Mbps and all the football is left priced at 708.6 euros at 10 months. Jazztel is also the least expensive solution at 100 euros less at 10 months than the second cheapest option.
It should also be taken into account that Jazztel and Orange have a 12-month stay on fixed and mobile lines, where a penalty is applied if their rate of change is lower. With Movistar, you can change the rate or the operator at any time.
Orange launched the plan We bought your mobile in 2014and since then, they have renewed their offers when buying a cell phone that you take with them. Thus, the mobile will receive an evaluation and you can then choose between receiving directly the money from your account or buy a mobile with this discount in the form of a coupon.
So that Orange buys our mobile, we have to go to a operator's storeand it does not matter if we are Orange or not. Depending on the state, we will receive an assessment. These mobiles that we give to the operator are also part of the section of refurbished devices sold in stores.
Regarding our old mobile, we have three options. The first is to receive the money directly through bank transfer. The second and the third involve the purchase of certain offers, a reduction on mobile purchases or buy a pack of accessories.
For example, we can receive 150 euros for the Huawei P30 Pro, in addition to a pack of original TPU cases + charger 10 W Qi to 39.98 euros, which includes a screen protector gift.
Second, we can choose 100 euros discount for a Huawei P30, in addition to the same pack as the P30 Pro but adapted to the P30 for the same price of 39.98 euros.
If you want a terminal Samsung, the S10 + 512 GB get a reduction of 80 euros when carrying a mobile phone, in addition to being able to make us with the case Black Clear Cover + charger 10W Qi to 74.98 euros. For the S10 + 128 GB, we get 50 euros discount and we have two options pack: a semi-rigid case and a charger Qi 10 W to 49.98 euros or a pack of case Clear Cover with charger Qi 10 W to 39.98 euros.
From there, you can choose between 40 euros for a Sony Xperia 1, Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and LG G8 Smart Green, 25 euros for a Alcatel 3 2019, 20 euros for a Xperia 10, LG K50 Dual Cam, Motorola G7 Power you Honor 20. Finally, we can choose 10 euros for a LG K40 Dual, or a case with screen protector for 7.99 euros.
The offer for these terminals is already available during August.
This was revealed today by the operator, with a figure representing an increase of nearly 25% over the same period last year. Telefónica is positioned as the operator with the largest network of FTTH optical fiber from Europe, with an ongoing deployment.
The goal of Telefónica is to obtain full coverage of the entire national territory for the year 2025. This date has been revised several times. A year ago, they said that they would have a "almost total coverage of Spain in 2022", Although there would be a residual area. Therefore, they said that it would be in 2024 when they would reach a 100% fiber coverage. This date has now been revised for the year 2025.
Whatever the year during which ADSL disappears completely from SpainMost importantly, optical fiber is available in more and more cities in Spain. While Telefónica is deployed in the most populous municipalities, other operators are carrying out additional deployment tasks in areas where optical fiber is not available.
Telefónica covers 70% of the national territoryand as of June 30, 2019, the operator had 22.2 million households spent on fiber, which is 10% more than in June of the previous year. Of the 6 million households using Telefónica fiber, 4.15 million Movistar customers1.86 million customers access via another operator using the Telefónica network. As we see in the following graph, the total number of subscribers has grown steadily in all segments.
A long road has been traveled since Telefónica sold in 2008 the first optical fiber drop at 30 Mbps. Gradually, they increased the speed until reaching 600 Mbps symmetrical today. For the future, the next step will be to offer 1 Gbps, but for the moment, the operator is in no hurry to do so. For now, we can look to the past, relieved that there are fewer and fewer users with ADSL connections.
Written by Alberto Garcia