Fundación Magtel honoured at the 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications Awards


Fundación Magtel honoured at the 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications Awards

ASITANO and COITAOC awarded the company for FTTH installation engineer training programme, targeted at vulnerable people

+600 people trained in deploying fibre optics networks, +60% found a job

Fundación Magtel was among the winners of the 2019 Andalusian Telecommunications Awards. These are jointly presented each year by the Asociación de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de Andalucía Occidental (ASITANO) and the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación de Andalucía Occidental y Ceuta (COITAOC) as part of Telecommunications Night.

In particular, the panel awarded the company the Joint Action Special Award in recognition of the training programme for FTTH (fibre to the home) installation engineers. The initiative, targeted at vulnerable people, furthers their social and professional integration through training courses in telecommunications, one of the industries with the highest growth and most career opportunities.

Fundación Magtel is working out the vocational route for FTTH Installation Engineer with one of its goals in mind: improving the employability of marginalised communities or people at risk of social exclusion. More than 600 people underwent training in deploying fibre optics networks; over 60% of those found a job. In her acceptance speech, Auxiliadora López Magdaleno, president of Fundación Magtel, thanked public administrations, private organisations, and charities for their share in the outcomes. She paid tribute to the participants, who “despite being in dire straits give their very best in making the most of this opportunity.”

ASITANO and COITAOC also acknowledged tech multinational Orange, Seville startup Bitnami, and Loreto del Valle Cebada, currently head of Digital Economy and Innovation at the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian regional government). The award ceremony was part of the 17th Telecommunications and Information Society Night, an event supported by the industry’s major companies: Alcatel, Cellnex, Cisco, Huawei, Magtel, Orange, Telefónica, Vodafone, Axians, Check Point, Everis, Informática El Corte Inglés, Red Hat, Semi, Palo Alto, Axion, Caja de Ingenieros, Gabitel, Grupo ICA, Ingenia, and Sistelec.

Andalusian Telecommunications Awards

The Andalusian Telecommunications Awards honour the work by professionals, businesses, and organisations that stand out because of their drive on innovation and knowledge society. Their contribution to regional and national productive sectors, and society at large is also taken into consideration.

ASITANO and COITAOC conduct the award ceremony each year within the Telecommunications and Information Society Night event. This broader event, staged at the Seville’s Pabellón de la Navegación and focused on technological challenges to come, brings together ICT professionals, agents, businesses, organisations, and public administrations.