Internet connections are no longer understood without enjoying maximum speed without interruptions or interruptions of any kind. More if possible in the home, where users pay a monthly bill to access the network at any time without any mishap. And that is the goal that Eurona and Huawei have set for themselves with the launch of their new virtual fiber service for homes in non-urban environments. It is a pioneering service by which you can enjoy speeds of 200 Mb per second, which, in areas of new deployments that are already imminent, can reach 400 Mb thanks to advanced bandwidth aggregation techniques.
Both companies have implemented 8x8 technology, which doubles the speed of current connections in these non-urban areas, and even multiplies by four, and all this beyond fiber optic. Because the particular orography of Spain means that taking fiber to certain points is not possible, nor profitable for large operators. Hence, Eurona and Huawei have made this commitment to meet the connectivity needs of the inhabitants of these locations with virtual fiber. Although it is a technology designed especially for this type of environment located outside the main population centers, it is perfectly adaptable to large cities.
The service does not require installation and, therefore, no permanence, so that users can hire it in the prepaid mode without any type of fixed-term contract. In addition, having the Eurona 3.5GHz licensed band, the virtual fiber does not have a data limit, as this Eurona-owned network is totally dedicated to Internet access, so that neither cuts nor interruptions occur the connections.
With 8x8 technology, Eurona strengthens its objective of extending the model of immediate, fast and interference-free connectivity to those locations with zero or poor Internet access, with the idea of guaranteeing all citizens the universal right of access to the Internet. Network. Because we must not forget that still today 5% of the Spanish population does not have quality access to the Internet, that is, around 2.5 million users see many facets of their lives limited for this reason, such as buying through the network, manage your business or, most basic, communicate.
This is not the first time that Eurona and Huawei have joined together in a telecommunications project. Both companies began their joint venture in 2015 with an agreement for Eurona to provide Huawei's LTE-TD technology to non-urban centers with difficulties in connecting to the Internet. This agreement laid the foundations for a collaboration that has lasted over time to the present, where they have given a twist to that initial service by implementing 8x8 technology.
Although this union does not stop there, because both firms also work on the expected 5G technology. In fact, they are already developing a pilot project of the 4.5G technology from the Eurona licensed band, which is going to be fundamental in getting this type of technology to all its customers.