3 July 1995:
Euskaltel incorporated.


23 January 1998: Euskaltel launched the 050 service, the indirect access number (the 050 prefix had to be dialled to choose Euskaltel as the operator) for international and long-distance calls.


Direct access for businesses and households. Internet, mobile telephony, cable television, digital and analogue access services up and running.


1st operator to launch Interactive TV.

1st operator to launch a pre-paid Internet broad band service.

One of the few Basque companies to obtain the EMAS register (Advanced commitment to the Environment and Sustainability Certification).

One of the first companies in the State to obtain the OHSAS 18000 (Occupational Hazard Prevention Certification).


Milestone event: conversion into an independent mobile telephone operator with own network.

1st operator to offer all services through its own networks: landline and mobile.

Youngest company and the first in the sector to obtain the Gold Q granted to Euskaltel in recognition of the Management Excellence.

Euskaltel Progress Report classified by the Global Compact as Advanced, the maximum classification, due to the implementation of the Principles of the Global Compact and due to its Transparency and Information.


For the first time in its history, Euskaltel owned its mobile telephone frequencies when it purchased the 10 Megahertz block of the 2.6 Ghz frequency, earmarked for the BAC in the auction run by the Ministry of Industry.

Award for the Rationalization of Working Hours in Companies, granted by the National Commission for the Rationalization of Working Hours in Spain -ARHOE.


Euskaltel and GFI, the computer services and consultancy firm, signed a forward-looking technology partnership, the result of the commitment and shared vision of the two companies.


Euskaltel and ZTE, the multinational telecommunication company, entered into a 10-year strategic alliance.

Launch of Euskaltel WiFi,
the largest free wireless network in the Basque Country.


Euskaltel flotation on 1 July.




Purchase of R,
the galician cable operator.