Movistar boosting maximum FTTH speeds to 300Mbps

8 May 2015

Spanish fixed line incumbent Movistar Espana is reportedly set to boost the top-end speed available to customers taking a service over its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 300Mbps, according to ADSL Zone. Ahead of upping the data download speeds available to consumers, the operator has reportedly introduced an updated ‘Fusion’ branded converged tariff from today (8 May 2015), offering downlink/uplink speeds of 300Mbps/30Mbps, up from the previous 100Mbps/10Mbps peak rates. However, it is understood that the speed increases will not actually take place until 1 June 2015. Meanwhile, rather than existing subscribers having their plans automatically updated, those seeking to take advantage of the increased speeds will be required to contact the telco and request such a change. In most instances Movistar does not expect any work will be required, with it reportedly having noted that less than 5% of subscribers will be required to change their equipment to access the new, higher transfer rates.

Spain, Telefonica Espana (Movistar)