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This Tuesday was filed in society “Onivia” , a new telecom operator which is created with vocation of independence and neutrality to provide wholesale telephony services over its fiber optic network to the home (FTTH, fiber to home in English), with access to more than 940,000 homes , in the metropolitan areas of Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Seville and Valencia. All this, aimed at both internet service providers or ISP’s and companies in other sectors.
With has explained its CEO, José Antonio Vázquez Blanco, to questions from ABC, “what really sets us apart is our understanding of the infrastructure, as an asset that must be provide a service fast, safe and effective”. In this regard, he added that there will be a focus on the environment in B2B services access directed to wholesalers, which enables the connection between your clients and the buildings that reach your fiber network. All of this, have defended from the firm through “platform-independent systems” that allows them to differentiate themselves in aspects such as access, times of provision, the quality, safety and efficiency
“Onivia”, born in November of 2019, starts its journey after the purchase of a network fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) – with access to nearly a million homes – by the fo ndos investment Macquiarie Capital, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Daiwa Corporate Investment to MásMóvil by an amount superior to the 218 million euros. Transaction that closed on November 6. Precisely, as part of the aforementioned agreement, the operator is directed by Menirad Spenger – in full OPA-is its main client.
Open to all types of operators
in this regard, Vázquez explained that “our network is our greatest asset” and added that its value proposition will effectively aimed at the big operators, regional or socks , as well as to providers of internet services “with a presence in our areas of coverage, as clients corporate or other sectors or verticals in which we find synergies”.
Asked about the future plans of the new operator, its chief executive, has shown his desire to continue to grow “at a technological level , to evolve the network to offer more capacity and connection speed, and coverage, identifying new growth opportunities that will allow us to add homes.”
All this in a context in which the telecommunications sector is emerging as one of the most dynamic in the desescalada and new normal: the OPA to MásMóvil by investment funds Providence, KKR and Cinven for 2.963,57 million euros, with rumors of contraopa from the gala Orange or movements of the Phone such as the sale earlier this month of more than 10,000 towers of O2 to the investee company Telxius and the partnerships with GE Healthcare or Google .
In the opinion of Vázquez (“Onivia”) is “undeniable” that is causing “a structural separation on incumbents led by great mutual funds as you are behind our project (Macquaire Capital, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Daiwa Corporate Investment)”. A trend that he believes will continue in the coming months if it creates a “more competitive environment” and continue to arise in similar projects. In this sense, has coincided with other actors of the sector in praise the quality of the network , and points out as challenges for the future “the access to broadband and the digitization of society, especially in rural or isolated areas”.