2003 – 2015
The absorption of Retevisión
After completing the spin-off process of Auna, Retevisión’s audiovisual business becomes part of Abertis Telecom (currently Cellnex Telecom), thus strengthening the group’s presence in Spanish telecommunications.
The TDT operator
Abertis Telecom (currently Cellnex Telecom) is awarded the contract by which it becomes the operator of TDT signals for Spanish broadcasters with national coverage with more than 20 channels planned while acting as official network provider at 3GSM World Congress.
Maritime rescue by radio
Abertis Telecom (currently Cellnex Telecom) continues the development of the business related to mobile radio communications and is awarded the provision of the COMDES network for the Generalitat Valenciana and the “Maritime Relief for the Safety of Human Life at Sea” service, for Maritime Rescue.
The digital transition
In the month of April, 98% TDT coverage was reached in Spain, concluding the transition process to the digital system, in which Abertis Telecom (currently Cellnex Telecom) faced the task of digitizing its entire network of centers in a time record.
The first towers
It acquires 1,000 telecommunications towers from Telefónica in Spain, and begins to lay the foundations for its future position as a reference neutral operator in the development of new generation networks.
The first foot in Italy
Abertis Telecom (currently Cellnex Telecom) acquires TowerCo, a telecommunications operator that manages mobile phone towers located throughout Italy’s motorway network.
The launch of a transformative project: Cellnex Telecom is born
Abertis Telecom purchases 7.377 mobile telephone towers and sites in Italy to become the first independent telecommunications infrastructure operator in Europe shortly before going public on May 7 under the name Cellnex Telecom (CLNX) and under the motto “we promote telecommunications connectivity.
The company continues its geographic and business expansion with operations in the Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom. The purchase of the Italian CommsCon, a specialist in DAS & Small Cells, shows the commitment to innovation and solutions for the future densification of the network.
During these years it has positioned itself in several European countries, becoming a leader in its sector.
International expansion in the year of communications
In the year that highlights telecommunications services due to COVID-19 restrictions, geographic diversification increases with expansion operations that involve entering 5 new markets, going from 7 to 12.
After closing the 2016-2020 RSC Master Plan with 90% of the objectives met, the company launches the 2021-2025 Sustainability Master Plan focused on ESG (Environment, Social & Governance) criteria.