Among its strategic priorities are extending ultrafast broadband coverage to the entire Spanish population and preparing its networks for 5G, thus closing the digital gap between urban and rural communities.
The government has set an ambitious target of 100 per cent of the population to have access to internet speeds in excess of 100 Mbps by 20251.
It comes as demand for reliable ultrafast broadband in Spain is expected to grow significantly over the next few years as changing working practices lead to more remote working.
Onivia doubled in size in 2021, following the acquisition of a majority stake in a rural FTTH business. The scale of the combined network provided Onivia with greater national presence.
In 2022, Macquarie Capital brought onboard long-term investor Arjun Infrastructure Partners to support plans to continue to grow and expand Onivia’s network across Spain.
The establishment of Onivia created a wholesale only fibre network which can deliver more flexible, secure broadband for both large and small internet service providers in Spain.
The introduction of an independent wholesale fibre operator in Spain provides a more flexible and secure broadband bitstream service for both large and small internet service providers (ISPs). It increases the competition and price transparency in the market and connects people and businesses in more remote parts of the country, helping to drive economic recovery.
Spain’s first independent fibre network operator
Serving Spain’s five largest cities and expanding
Managing Director, Digital Infrastructure Investing, Macquarie Capital