The telecommunications company Avatel, the sixth fiber optic operator in the country, has landed in Madrid to pilot its growth strategy at the national level, locating its headquarters on the 28th floor of Torre Espacio, on the Paseo de la Castellana.
The operator, which has 400 employees and invoiced last year 32 million euros, has decided to move from Marbella (Malaga) to the Spanish capital due to “operational and business strategy issues”, focused on bringing broadband connectivity to rural areas through fiber optics, explained its CEO, Ignacio Aguirre. The board of directors approved the change in early 2020 and the company arrived in Madrid just before the confinement by covid-19.
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As a result of this geographical movement, Avatel has reorganized and dimensioned its different departments, something necessary to execute your strategic plan for the next two years. With him, the company intends to continue the path of continued growth that it has maintained until now, always focused on connecting emptied Spain.
The company is currently a reference operator on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, where it has a strong presence. In addition, it has also begun to provide service in other populations of the Spanish geography in communities such as Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands.
The company intends to break the digital divide in rural areas, boost the economy of these towns and prevent their depopulation
The company, which maintains the values of the local operator of proximity, proximity and customer service, has among its main objectives break the digital divide in rural areas, to boost the economy of these localities and avoid their depopulation.
The company, with origins in the Costa del Sol, began its activity in 2012 and is currently one of the Quadplay operators with the highest growth rate in the last decade. Recently, it has been recognized by the National Association of Telecommunications and Internet Service Operators (Aotec) with the Operator of the Year Award for business history and already has a network of more than 400 employees.
Currently, the Avatel Telecom Group offers service from Campo de Gibraltar to the Levante area, expanding exponentially throughout the Spanish geography. At the end of 2019, the new technologies company reached 130,000 clients and opted for the acquisition of several local operators, among them, Grupo TVHoradada and Flexicable.