Trece concejos asturianos aún cuenta con cobertura de telefonía mobile regular y mejorable

Trece concejos asturianos aún cuenta con cobertura de telefonía mobile regular y mejorable

More than 92% of the Asturian population has good and excellent mobile phone coverage, including most councils located in rural areas. Este es uno de los principales datos que se desprenden del Drive Testa pioneer study that allowed measuring on the ground the quality of the signal of the three mobile phone operators with their own network across more than 6,300 kilometers of roads.

The Councilor of Science, Innovation and University, Borja Sánchez, and the director of Gestión de Infraestructuras de Telecommunications del Principality (Gitpa), Luis González, presented today the first results of this analysis, in which 541 routes have been checked geografía asturiana y que ofrece por primera vez un mapa real de la connectiva mobile en la comunidad.

A grandes rasgos, se ha medido la qualidad de la señal que reciben 927,000 persons, un 95% de la población Asturiana que reside en más de 3,000 localities. Quedan fuera del studio algo más de 50,000 inhabitants que viven en áreas alejadas, así como unas 170 poblaciones en las que no se pudo medir en esta primera etapa.

Los resultados del Drive test reflecting that, si se suman los three operators y las technologies 2G, 3G y 4G, la cobertura es excelente (velocidad de transferencia de 100 Megabytes) en 42 conejos; buena (between 30 and 100 Mb) in 23 councils, and regular or better (10 Mb) in 13 councils, located in eastern and western comarcas.

En el oriente de Asturias, las carreteras con peor cobertura, según este estudio, son la del río Las Cabras, entre Posada de Llanes y el Alto de Ortiguero (AS-115) y la carretera que une Cangas de Onís con Panes (AS- 114), crossing the municipalities of Onís, Cabrales, Peñamellera Alta and Peñamellera Baja. Specifically, the communication routes that appear in yellow on the reference map (top photo). The blue color is excellent coverage and the green is good coverage.

In general terms, 92% of the population that was measured in this study -something more than 852,000 inhabitants-, would be located in the upper table of coverage: between good and excellent.

El estudio ha allowedo detecter, por primera vez, dónde tiene señal real cada compañía y corroborar que la calidad de la coverage varía de funcio del operador. So, there are areas where all companies function in a similar way and others where an inhabitant will have better or worse coverage in terms of the company that contracts the service.

Borja Sánchez has signaled that this study opens a new scenario to know and plan the improvements that must be applied to the connectivity system. “This tool will serve us so that each operator can see which are the areas with deficit coverage and also so that the Ministry of Science and Technology knows the real situation and the benefit that would be the implementation of roaming rural”, ha indicado.

Este informe estará disponible para la ciudadanía. The cartography service of the Directorate General of Territorial Planning and Urbanism has collaborated to make more than six million points accessible through the Sitpa-Ideas system (https://ideas.asturias.es/). The tool allows the user to navigate the map of Asturias and see the quality of coverage in his locality.

For the Principality, the Councilor of Science said, these data are fundamental “to see how to improve telecommunications with other systems, such as satellite connectivity and 5G technology, which will also allow to expand coverage in the territory, not only in núcleos urbanos”.

Precisely the 5G connectivity is another parameter measured. El estudio muestra que está tecnologia ya se está desplegando en una vientena de councilejos, si bien el cobertura todava es incipiente.

La empresa Eurocontrol, adjudicataria del contrato, ha sido la encargada de las mediciones con un procedure similar al que emplea Google para mapear el territorio. A vehicle with smart phones, scanner, computer and GPS is in charge of registering the quality of coverage, the speed of file transfer, the speed of internet browsing and the quality of streaming.

The project is framed in the Strategy of Digital Transformation in which the Directorate General of Innovation works, which aims to establish and adapt strategic plans in areas with poor coverage and that the companies know the needs of the territory, in order to position and offer services.

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