By Euro Weekly News Media • 22 September 2014 • 16:46
THE region of Andalucía is to benefit from a huge technological boost thanks to an investment by telecommunications giant Vodafone. A total of €243 million is to be invested by Vodafone Spain over the next two years in a series of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) initiatives in Andalucía.
The deal between Vodafone and the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) means that Vodafone’s 4G network will be expanded to all towns in the region with a population of over 10,000 by the end of next year, meaning that over 73 per cent of the total Andalucian population will have access to 4G coverage.
The company also plans to invest €4.5 million in the creation of a Big Data R&D centre with the aim of improving productivity and business efficiency. President of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, welcomed the initiative by saying that Andalucía is “a land in which you can trust and deserves to be given opportunities.” She noted that the agreement is intended to “advance the investments needed to accelerate the deployment of the 4G telecommunications network.”
“Every euro invested in the ICT sector has a positive impact on GDP and in other sectors such as employment and helps us open up new career opportunities for our youth, for the business sector, for undertaking initiatives and for projects that create more jobs,” she said.
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When they are going to invest in the internet side of the business. We have been with them for the past four years and the internet speed is rubbish! They promised us 8mb but we are lucky to get half that on a good day, mostly its down at between 3.5 and 4.0mb, and the speed has been as low as 1.5 to 2mb on some days.We are told that fibre optics are being installed but I think it will be a long time before we get it in Cabopino. Like most other companies, their propaganda is all lies!
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