Internet in Spain
Movistar still maintains a general monopoly over Spain’s telephone lines, making it difficult for competitors to enter the market and difficult for you to even get your ADSL line at all, since you’ll have to rely on them to install a fixed telephone line service before your ADSL will work.
But today a number of other operators are also available in many areas, using their own “wifi” or “wimax” internet networks.
Internet Providers in Spain
Arriving in a new country can be very daunting, so quickly being able to keep in touch with friends and family will help you settle down to your new life. That’s where a telephone line and the wonders of modern technology come into their own.
Finding the right telephone company is probably quite easy, like the UK a few years back with BT having control, Telefonica / Movistar have the same strong hold in the Spanish market. Movistar still maintains a general monopoly over Spain’s telephone lines, making it difficult for competitors to enter the market and difficult for you to even get your ADSL line at all, since you’ll have to rely on them to install a fixed telephone line service before your ADSL will work.
But today a number of other operators are also available in many areas, using their own “wifi” “wimax” internet networks,
In no particular order, is a current list of Spanish internet service providers, offering ADSL and internet connection. Most offer free local and national calls with certain internet deals.
ADSL Broadband Internet Companies
Movistar – www.movistar.com – Movistar, also known as Telefonica, is a major Spanish mobile phone and broadband operator. It operates in Spain and in many Latin American countries. It is the largest carrier in Spain with 22 million customers.
Ono – www.ono.es – ONO is a Spanish broadband communication and entertainment company, delivering integrated telephone, television and Internet services to its residential customers
Jazztel – www.jazztel.es – Jazztel is a telecom operator offering triple play services. Jazztel was founded in 1998.
Orange – www.orange.es – Orange España, correctly France Telecom España S.A., is a mobile network operator in Spain. Until 2005 it was known as Amena, when it was bought by France Télécom. Orange España is the third mobile phone provider of the four Spanish providers with 11 million customers
Vodafone – www.vodafone.es – Vodafone España is a telecommunications operator in Spain, founded in 2000. Vodafone is the second biggest cellphone carrier in Spain with 14 million customers.
“WiFi” Wireless Internet Companies
These companies offer internet via wireless technology. Many of the rely on a small antenna on your roof aligned to a local mast. Needless to say, many of these only offer internet in certain areas.
Safor Wifi – Safor WiFi is an Internet operator that offers high quality connections in the La Safor region. Offering wireless internet in the Gandia area – website : saforwifi.es
Telsinet – Telsinet offers wireless internet services in the Gandia, Oliva, Villalonga areas – website : telsinet.es
TNS – TNS offers Internet en Oliva, Piles, Daimús, Miramar y Playa de Gandía – website : tnsgrupo.es
PC Star (Denia) – PC Star offers wireless internet services in the Denia, Els Poblets and La Sella areas.
Starlink In Spain
Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite internet service, is now available in Spain.
In general, cities have several Internet service providers (ISPs), with different forms of connection: fiber optics, ADSL, while in rural areas the possibilities are limited or non-existent .
If you are in a rural area, Starlink can become a good option, although it is not a cheap service .
Telefonica Movistar ADSL Internet Settings
These are the Telefonica ADSL / Broadband configuration settings that are required for your ADSL modem or router for connection to your Telefonica ADSL / Broadband internet connection.