Copying and distributing are prohibited without permission of the publisher
Retevision: constant change is the only way forward
01 February 1999
Retevision, previously the backbone provider for broadcast TV in Spain, was awarded a full telephony licence in 1998 prior to liberalization of the Spanish market. By the end of 1998 Retevision had already attracted over a million customers. Retevision's CEO Anna Maria Birules talks to Global Telecoms Business about the company's plans.
The Spanish fixed-line market was liberalized on December 1 1998.
Two companies were awarded full telephony licences before that
date. One of those companies, Retevision, was founded in 1989 as a
public company to manage the television network. It is now
positioning itself as the main alternative operator. By September
1998 Retevision had installed a fibre-optic national backbone.
Lucia Grande, a telecoms equity analyst at Merrill Lynch in
Spain, believes that the company has come a long way within a short
space of time: "They started in January 1998 with indirect service
offering national and international long-distance services. They
were able to achieve significant increases in market share in the
first six months of 1998. I think that the management has done a
very good job, making people aware of their company. They have been
in the press almost every day. They are very clear about what they
want to achieve." ...
Access to this content is denied because you are not logged in. Please login to view this content
Already have an account?
Subscribers have unlimited access to all current and archive content. Start your
subscription today - click on the button below.
Taking a free trial will give you access to the current issue for two weeks (excluding
some surveys and articles). Start your free trial today.