Vodafone, Orange or Yoigo They already offer 1 Gbps speed rates, either fiber only or combined with mobile phones. Movistar had remained with 600 Mbps of speed as a top, 300 Mbps in other alternatives and 100 Mbps in the “slower” rates. A slide about 1Gbps Movistar Fusion was leaked some time ago, something that would be closer and closer, although it will not be imminent.
It will not be imminent, but they are prepared
Movistar has already requested the activation of the profiles to offer 1 Gbps speed in the NEBA or wholesale modality before the CNMC (National Commission of Markets and Competition). This is a necessary step for the arrival of this new speed modality, but that does not imply that it is an imminent launch.
As we have been able to confirm, Movistar You have asked for the profiles to be prepared, but it is not something imminent. We know that these things can change at any time, but it is not in the operator’s plans to do so right now. Among other things, even if you have requested the profiles, the possibility of offering this 1 Gbps speed must be authorized at the regulatory level.
For all this and knowing that the authorization to offer this modality may take, from Movistar they want to be calm. Having requested the activation of the profiles, they could already launch as they receive the relevant authorization from the CNMC. This could come in the third quarter of the year, although we do not rule out that it could be even in 2021.
Free speed increase?
Movistar could take advantage of its regular fall rate reorganization to increase the speed of its customers. Those who currently enjoy 600 Mbps they could switch to browsing at 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps). For their part, customers who enjoy 100 Mbps could go up to 300 Mbps. This is the speed that Conecta already guarantees, the operator’s only fiber mode. It wouldn’t make much sense not to upload Fusion premium clients at this speed.
Be that as it may, the connections of 1 Gbps they are not for everyone. Typically, they are connections for users with an intensive use of the Internet or for homes with many users / devices connected at the same time. Despite this, services will increasingly demand more bandwidth, so it is not superfluous for operators to prepare for it.