The Magtel Foundation receives a 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications Award

  • The Andalusian Association of Telecommunications Engineers and the Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Western Andalusia and Ceuta has honored the entity for its Fiber to the Home Technician training program geared towards vulnerable groups
  • More than 600 people received training on fiber optic network deployment, and over 60% have found a job

The Magtel Foundation has received one of the 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications Awards, which are handed out each year by the Western Andalusia Association of Telecommunications Engineers (ASITANO) alongside the Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Western Andalusia and Ceuta (COITAOC) at the Telecommunications Evening.

Specifically, the jury honored the entity with the Special Solidarity Project Award for its Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Technician training program. The initiative, geared towards vulnerable groups, promotes their social and occupational integration through training in the area of telecommunications, one of the sectors with the strongest growth and with the most opportunities for jobs and development.

The Magtel Foundation operates the Fiber Optic to the Home (FTTH) Technician itinerary as part of one of its biggest lines of action: improving the employability of people at risk of or experiencing social exclusion. During this period, more than 600 people received training on fiber optic network deployment, and over 60% have found a job. When picking up the award, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, President of the Magtel Foundation, thanked the public, private and social entities for their involvement in achieving these results. She dedicated the award to the participants, who “are fully committed to making the most of this opportunity, despite facing challenging circumstances.”

At the 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications AwardsASITANO and COITAOC also honored the work of the multinational technology company Orange, the Seville startup Bitnami, and Loreto del Valle Cebada, the General Director of Digital Economy and Innovation for the Regional Government of Andalusia. The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with the 17th Telecommunications and Information Society Evening, an event backed by leading industry companies: AlcatelCellnex, CiscoHuaweiMagtelOrangeTelefónicaVodafoneAxiansCheck PointEveris, Informática El Corte InglésRed HatSemiPalo AltoAxionCaja de IngenierosGabitelGrupo ICAIngenia and Sistelec.

Andalusian Telecommunications Awards

The Andalusian Telecommunications Awards honor the work of professionals, companies and entities that stand out in their efforts to drive innovation and the knowledge society, while also taking into consideration regional and national productive sectors as well as society in general.

Every year, ASITANO and COITAOC host an awards ceremony as part of the Telecommunications and Information Society Evening held in Seville’s Navigation Pavilion. The event brings together professionals, agents, companies, entities and government bodies from the ICT sector in a setting centered around facing future technological challenges.