Jazztel

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Jazztel, P.L.C.
Type Subsidiary of Orange S.A.
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1998 (1998)
Founders Martin Varsavsky
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Area served Spain
Key people (Chairman)
Jose Miguel Garcia Fernandez (CEO)
Products Broadband Internet access
Owners Orange S.A.
Website www.jazztel.com
Primary ASN: 12715
Peering Policy Open


Jazztel is a telecom that operates in Spain offering triple play services (telephone, Internet and television). Jazztel was founded in 1998 by Martin Varsavsky. Jazztel is a Spanish company that is owned by a British company called Jazztel p.l.c. It was incorporated under the laws of England and Wales in July 1998. It is Registered in England and Wales with Company Number 3597184. Its Registered Office is at 20-22 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4JS, UK.

Jazztel p.l.c. is listed on the Spanish Nuevo Mercado since December 18, 2000. In April 2013, Jazztel replaced Bankia in the IBEX 35 benchmark index, which comprises the 35 most liquid Spanish stocks traded in the Madrid Stock Exchange General Index.[1]

Recent news[edit]

Jazztel is currently growing customer base and EBITDA. As of the end of the first quarter of 2010 Jazztel had 680,000 customers and had grown 58% from a year before. Jazztel grew its EBITDA from €5,900,000 in first quarter 2009 to €15,700,000 in the first quarter of 2010.

In September 2014, it was agreed that Orange S.A. would acquire Jazztel for a fee of €3.4 billion.[2]

Strategy[edit]

Jazztel's competitive strategy consists in relying in its fiber-optic network combined with the use of Telefonica's copper lines for terminations. Jazztel's growth is mainly due to the sales of ADSL services but the company also resells TV and mobile services.

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