The initiative of the area Tenerife 2030 contemplates 61 free wifi points located in the most visited places of the Island and Arona, Adeje, Puerto de la Cruz and Santiago del Teide.
The Cabildo de Tenerife (Island Council of Tenerife) will have approved the contract for services for the installation, start-up and maintenance of an Insular Network based on wireless technology (WiFi points) in different open spaces of the municipalities of the island of Tenerife for an amount that round 537,000 euros. The Insular Network of free Wi-Fi hotspots consists of 61 free wifi points that are distributed in the touristic municipalities, in the most visited places on the Island and in five Titsa exchanges. The decision was adopted at the last session of the Governing Council.
This initiative of the area Tenerife 2030 was launched in a coordinated manner with the Tourism area as a pilot experience in 37 points of the municipalities of Arona, Puerto de la Cruz, Adeje and Santiago del Teide – they were chosen because 88 percent of the tourist beds are in them- and later it was decided to expand to other points such as the Teide National Park, Anaga Rural Park or Teno Rural Park that have a large influx of people. Likewise, Titsa has five points in different transport interchanges.
The network is free and the user, whether resident or visitor, has to give a minimum data when connecting to the network (nationality, place where he stays, etc). From there, data is obtained that will improve the tourist offer.
All installed Wi-Fi hotspots will have at least 10 Mbps downstream, allowing navigation to a high number of users. In the event that it is detected that in any of the installed points the existing demand exceeds the 10 Mbps indicated, an extension will be made to 20 Mbps downstream, without this increase implying an increase in costs. The radius of action of the Wi-Fi is 50 meters – 100 meters in diameter – as established by the regulations, which does not allow it to be deployed at a greater distance.