Euskaltel signs deal to use Telxius’ telecommunication towers in Euskadi and Galicia

04 October 2016 |

The Euskaltel Group and Telxius have reached an agreement to allow Euskaltel to use its 11,000 sites across Spain.

The Euskaltel Group and Telxius have reached an agreement to allow Euskaltel to use the 11,000 telecommunication sites owned by Telxius across Spain. Initially, Euskaltel will use 100 Telxius’ towers and rapidly branch out.

Euskaltel will significantly increase the potential sites with which it will be able to expand the scope of its 4G mobile network, allowing it to use these facilities for mobile telephony, wireless access solutions in rural areas and access solutions for businesses.

Francisco Arteche, CEO Euskaltel, said: "For the Euskaltel Group, reaching an agreement with a company with the potential of Telxius is a significant step in our strategy to focus on the development of our network and to have technological alliances with leading international companies in the sector. This agreement goes beyond an agreement for sites; it has produced an alliance of willingness to collaborate that strengthens us in our strategy of value creation for our society, our clients, and our shareholders."

Alberto Horcajo, CEO, Telxius said: "In Telxius we are happy to have reached an agreement with Euskaltel, which is, without a doubt, a reference in the telecommunications sector in the north of Spain. The agreement is an important step in the consolidation, development, and optimisation of our service capabilities in the tower business. We hope to find new opportunities that will enable us to strengthen our leadership further as an infrastructure company."