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As it announced its proposal for a Digital Deal, which aims to be the roadmap for the digitalisation of business, the self-employed and public authorities in Spain, leading telco Telefónica committed to ensuring that by 2025 fibre optics will cover all of the country, and that it would be a leader in the implementation of 5G technology.
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The Digital Deal is said to promote the establishment of game rules adapted to the new post-Covid reality, the company has been at the forefront of keeping Spanish businesses and entertainment systems running during the lockdown period and was part of a consortium of the nation’s leading operators that appealed for rational and responsible use of their networks to allow all stakeholders, such as service providers, companies and individuals, to ensure that the nation had a quality communication ecosystem that was sustainable over the course of the lockdown period.

The Digital Deal represents Telefónica's service commitment to reactivating the Spanish economy and rebuilding life, believing that digitalisation is essential. With this Digital Deal, Telefónica says that it is no longer enough to adapt to change, but that it must anticipate and lead what it calls a “profound transformation”. Moreover, it sees next-generation, fibre and 5G networks as critical and crucial elements in moving towards digital and sustainable societies and economies.

In operational terms, Telefónica already has a leading position in fibre in Europe. In its Q2 20 quarterly results, it revealed that at the end of June 2020, more than 130 million homes were passed by fibre in its global estate. In the last twelve months, fibre had been deployed in 6.3 million homes.

"We know the importance of the challenge. It is time to move from theories to facts for reconstruction; from the macro to the micro, so aid can reach people as soon as possible. We must be ready to take Europe's outstretched hand," commented Telefónica chairman, José María Álvarez-Pallete.