Long-term strategic partnership between Digi and Cellnex Portugal the deployment of 2,000 PoPs until entails the end of 2023
Lisbon-Barcelona, 22 September, 2022.- Digi and Cellnex Portugal reached a nationwide strategic long-term agreement comprising the roll-out of 2,000 PoPs (Points of Presence) until the end of 2023.
Even if this partnership is in its early stages, the initial few hundreds of infrastructures have already been made available to Digi.
In line with the significant investments Cellnex is making in the 12 countries where it is present to allow for the swiftest and most economical introduction of 5G, Cellnex Portugal is investing significantly in supporting both incumbents and new entrants to the market in providing the best possible mobile communications’ coverage and quality of service in in the whole of Portugal.
“This partnership is a testament to the pro-competitive nature of the Cellnex wholesale, neutral and independent industrial positioning, allowing Portugal to enjoy a more economically rational utilization of its telecom infrastructures”, commented Nuno Carvalhosa, Managing Director of Cellnex Portugal.
Àlex Mestre, Deputy CEO of Cellnex, said that “this is a significant organic growth opportunity for Cellnex and a paramount example of Cellnex role in supporting all our clients, be them incumbents or new entrants, in developing the telecom markets where Cellnex operates and in contributing to the economic development and to the terrestrial cohesion of the countries where Cellnex operates in”.
About Cellnex Telecom
The efficient deployment of next-generation connectivity is essential to drive technological innovation and accelerate inclusive economic growth. Cellnex Telecom is the independent wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator that enables operators to access Europe’s most extensive network of advanced telecommunications infrastructure on a shared-use basis, helping to reduce access barriers for new operators and to improve services in the most remote areas.
Cellnex manages a portfolio of more than 138,000 sites – including forecast roll-outs up to 2030 –in Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Poland. Cellnex’s business is structured in four major areas: telecommunications infrastructure services; audiovisual broadcasting networks, security and emergency networks and solutions for smart urban infrastructure and services management (Smart cities and the “Internet of Things” (IoT)).
The company is listed on the continuous market of the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the selective IBEX 35 and EuroStoxx 100 indices. It is also present in the main sustainability indexes, such as CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project), Sustainalytics, FTSE4Good, MSCI and Standard Ethics. Cellnex’s reference shareholders include Edizione, GIC, TCI, Blackrock, Canada Pension Plan, CriteriaCaixa, Wellington Management Group, Capital Group, FMR and Norges Bank.