Vodafone Spain is set to discontinue its ADSL service – offered via a wholesale agreement with Telefonica Espana (Movistar) – from next month, local website ADSL Zone reports. Citing correspondence between the telco and affected customers, the site notes that the legacy service will be mothballed from 15 December. Customers in regions passed by fibre-optic infrastructure will be migrated onto the alternative fixed platform, while all other users will be offered a replacement LTE service.
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in June this year dominant fixed line player Telefonica Espana unveiled a new scheme named ‘FARO’, which will see it shut down 253 copper exchanges by the end of 2018 – with a further 200 per year deactivated in 2019 and 2020. The project is designed to further the migration of customers to fibre-based services and facilitate the closure of the telco’s old copper infrastructure.