Connectivity is our main ally in reducing the digital divide and contributing to the progress of the communities where we are located. To further this vision, at Telefónica we are deploying innovative, more efficient networks, investing more than €8.7 billion per year.
The effort made to expand 4G networks, with coverage exceeding 81,5% of our footprint, along with the marketing of smart phones, the growth in mobile data usage, and the deployment of fibre to 124.5 million properties and households, has made it possible for countless individuals and companies to benefit from the digital society.
In addition, we are making a special effort to connect people who still do not enjoy Internet access, or whose connectivity is very limited, in isolated and hard-to-reach regions. Thanks to our "Internet for All" project we have already connected 3,750 communities in remote areas of Peru, benefiting some 700,000 people.
We are working towards reinventing the way networks are designed, deployed, operated, maintained and marketed to continue extending our mobile Internet coverage. And we do it through an open approach, collaborating with cross-sectoral stakeholders: Internet companies, local operators, entrepreneurs and public administrations.