Cellnex is the main infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Europe
With the demanding and accelerated pace of Digital Transformation, it is becoming increasingly crucial to send, retrieve, transport, store, process, and disclose information quickly and safely. Cellnex supports organizations in every aspect of this ‘Data Ecosystem’, including infrastructure and serviced solutions for Mobile Connectivity, including next generation 5G rollout, Broadcasting Networks, Edge Computing, IoT, Smart Cities and Emergency Services.
Cellnex has made a firm commitment to developing its network, which currently counts with a portfolio of c.120,000 sites, 75,000 of them already in the portfolio and the rest in the process of closing or planned roll-outs up to 2028. Cellnex provides services in Spain, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Portugal, Austria, Denmark and Sweden thanks to the investments undertaken to boost its transformation and internationalisation drive.
Cellnex has a unique market positioning through its highly efficient infrastructure deployment and management model, always seeking to maximize its utilization by promoting the collocation of multiple tenants through a neutral hosting policy, which delivers a rapid and cost effective turn-key solutions for Telecom infrastructures and connectivity services.
Cellnex in Portugal
Cellnex holds in Portugal the companies OMTEL (Omtel, Estruturas de Comunicações, S.A.) and ON TOWER (ON TOWER Portugal, S.A.) and Towerlink (Towerlink Portugal, S.A.).
Cellnex incorporated Towerlink in 2019, a company which owns and operates an IoT SIGFOX network. In January 2020, Cellnex acquired the full share capital of OMTEL, the first independent Portuguese Tower Company, and which was incorporated in 2018. In September 2020, Cellnex then adquired the full share capital of NOS TOWERING – GESTÃO DE TORRES DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES, S.A., which changed on that date its social name to ON TOWER Portugal, S.A.
Cellnex has now in Portugal, through OMTEL and ON TOWER, more than 5,000 telecommunications sites located in urban, suburban and rural areas spread across Portugal mainland and Madeira and Azores islands. Of these, some dozens of Cellnex’s sites were deployed in white spots areas to bring mobile coverage to deep rural villages for the first time.
As mobile traffic increases and demand for infrastructure rises, Cellnex will continue to build on its vast experience to deploy additional infra-structures in Portugal and seek to increase the tenancy ratio and efficiency of all its infrastructures, by promoting a neutral hosting policy. This applies not only to new Macro sites to further increase coverage and capacity of mobile networks, but also to Indoor coverage solutions, Small cells, Broadcasting Networks, IoT, Smart Cities, Emergency Services and Edge Computing.
To achieve this, Cellnex has in Portugal a highly experienced and diversified team, totally independent of the telecom operators, dedicated to efficiently support its growth and commitment to service excellency. By actively promoting infrastructure sharing among operators and enabling new generation networks, we will reinforce Portugal’s positioning as one of the world’s leaders in advanced and efficient communication networks, enabling more connected people and businesses to thrive in a fast-paced global environment.