Fredrik Gillstrom founds Bredband Adamo in Sweden. The company offers high-speed Internet to home users and from the start, the company begins to breaks records. Its peak accomplishment: being the first provider to offer Internet at 1 Gbit/s in the residential market in Sweden. Bredband Adamo plays a very active role in the growth and technological developments in the telecommunications sector.
Adamo begins in Spain as a subsidiary of the Swedish parent company Bredband Adamo, which in 2007 covers more than 300,000 homes in Sweden. Adamo launches a pilot project with the government of Asturias to provide high-speed Internet to the coalfields. Once again, Adamo reaches a milestone as it becomes the first company to offer Internet access at 100 Mbit/s for home users in Spain. Adamo revolutionizes the market with its rate of 35 €/month (domestic calls included), but services are only available to a very small number of people in the rural areas of Asturias.
Adamo begins to spread across Spain, with high-capacity connections in Gijon, Madrid, and Barcelona. The network connects with ESPANIX, the national exchange point, and begins to establish connections with other national and international operators. This same year, Adamo begins to collaborate with national and local public and private entities to expand the FTTH (Fiber to the Home) coverage in Spain.
Adamo begins to strengthen its presence in Spain by providing high-speed Internet and voice services to a number of companies in Barcelona. These services, in collaboration with 22@ Barcelona, prove successful and give companies located in the technology district a clear competitive advantage by enabling them to access superior communications services.
Adamo Telecom Iberia S.A. is established as its own company, splitting from its Swedish parent company Bredband Adamo. Adamo Telecom starts building its own FTTH network in Barcelona. The small company, that started as a group of seven dedicated people from four different countries, begins to expand its network to cover almost all of Madrid and Barcelona, as well as many other cities, providing both residential and business services.
Adamo doubles the capacity of its network, triples its number of employees, and opens an office in Madrid. It offers Internet at speeds of 100 Mbit/s and reaches more than 70,000 homes in Spain, including 6,000 homes in Barcelona. The FTTH network Viladecans, also operated by Adamo, becomes the second neutral FTTH network in Spain.
Adamo connects with CATNIX, the Neutral Internet Exchange Point in Catalonia. In addition, Adamo extends its FTTH fiber optic network to Lleida.
Adamo becomes the first company to offer 300 Mbit/s Internet in Spain and its fiber optic network continues to expand, reaching Sant Adrià del Besòs and Badalona. In addition, Adamo starts to operate neutral networks in Vic (Barcelona), Quintanadueñas (Burgos) and Ermua (Vizcaya).
A pioneer once again, Adamo begins offering a download speed of 1,000 Mbit/s for the first time in Spain. In addition, Adamo continues to expand its network to Girona, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Gavà and El Prat de Llobregat. Seville, which becomes a large asset to Adamo in the coming years, also joins the list of cities within Adamo’s fiber network.
Adamo expands its range of services by offering mobile phone lines to customers. Its fiber optic network continues to expand to Bormujos, Mairena, San Juan Alto, Esplugues, Sant Fost, Montmeló and Montornès, among other places. On the technical side, Adamo connects with European AMSIX and EQUINIX-Paris.
With the addition of Cervera, Maçanet de la Selva, Martorelles, Reus and Sant Celoni, more than 100,000 households are able to enjoy Adamo’s high speed Fiber Optic Internet. This number does not include the many businesses that Adamo provides service to a well. Adamo plans to continue this expansion and has many more communities to connect with.