Movistar He was the operator who later announced its own deployment of 4 G and is all expected that unlike Telstra, Vodafone or Orange operator would expect to have the band of 800 MHz, the most suitable for this technology, to deploy their own network.
But in spite of this and taking in their favor the agreement that maintains with Telstra to access its 4 G Movistar finally announced in September its own deployment of which now We have more details, as its availability since last October in 28 municipalities, the incorporation of other 23 this month and finally on December 16.
The cities to incorporate this month the coverage 4G Movistar are Madrid, Barcelona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Móstoles, Alcalá de Henares, Alcorcón, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Málaga, Murcia, Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza, Caceres, Cadiz, and Badajoz while the next month joins Almería, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva and The Palmas de Gran Canaria, Bilbao, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Jaén and Merida.
Thus, Movistar will have covered a 50% of the Spanish population using 4G before end of year While it also has planned to continue its own deployment thanks to Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson during the first half of 2014 with the arrival other 39 municipalities in environment to 70,000 inhabitants.
In this way Movistar will end with 2,000 antennas emitting 4G in the 1,800 MHz band that joins other 750 next year although the operator is claiming as its rivals clarification of availability of the 800 MHz band they have to release the televisions, ideal for 4G by its greater range antenna and its better penetration into interiors.