Spanish mobile network operator Yoigo has announced that it is now offering LTE-based services in all Spanish cities and towns with more than 70,000 inhabitants. According to a press release by the operator, with some 220 municipalities included in the coverage area, its LTE-1800MHz network footprint now covers 48% of the national territory, in line with a self-imposed target it set out to achieve by end-2013.
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Yoigo launched commercial LTE services in July 2013, initially in Madrid only. Having inaugurated its network it swiftly issued an updated schedule for expansion, saying it was aiming to achieve 48% population coverage by end-2013, up from a previous 37% target, with the cellco looking to roll out services to more than 22.5 million people in 100 cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. Expansion announcements have come thick and fast since, with LTE coverage extended to Alicante, Barcelona and Seville in October 2013, while a further six provinces were added to the network footprint in December 2013, those being: Castellon, Tarragona, Girona, Cordoba, Huelva and Vizcaya.