This operator, totally focused on developing state-of-the-art fiber optic infrastructures in rural environments, has presented its “Siembra Futuro Digital” program, with which it seeks that local companies that have some relationship with the technology sector, or that want to open new lines of business in the telecommunications sector, can count on all the necessary tools to become proximity operators.
It is an incubator that provides assistance to companies with the support of Asteo Service Enabler, Asteo Conecta and Asteo Ágora. The Asteo Service Enabler software for the Internet connection is a management and operation platform for the network and management of service provision resources on the Asteo infrastructure.
Through “Asteo Conecta” the new proximity operator has access options to different service packages so that it can design a convergent offer of ultra-fast fiber, mobile telephone and/or fixed telephone.
“Asteo Ágora” focuses on supporting new operators in all the processes necessary for the development of their activity such as systems and tools, service configuration, billing, CRM, support and technical training, as well as everything related to marketing strategies. business development (marketing plan, brand, communication, etc).
Among other contributions of “Asteo Ágora” is the development of a plan -directed in this case to the local population- to increase training in digital skills for the population in rural areas, especially the elderly.
As Pedro Abad, CEO of the firm, points out, “the existence of local technology companies that cover territories with fewer than 10,000 inhabitants is one of the best tools to achieve the adoption of new technologies by SMEs, the self-employed, and business fabric in general, as well as by city councils, public administrations and the residents of these towns”.
Asteo Red Neutra is currently deploying its XGSPON fiber network in small municipalities in Castilla y León and Extremadura, mostly with fewer than 1,000 inhabitants, as they are the ones that have suffered the most from population decline and the ones that have taken the longest to reach the optical fiber. To date, the company is present in more than 240 municipalities and the goal, in this first phase, is to reach a total of 500. To this end, it has already developed 1,200 km of the 1,900 interprovincial network.