History of TELNET

Founded in Zaragoza (Spain) in 1994 by Mr. Manuel Villarig Tomás, with the name of INTELNET SA. In 2001 adopted its current name of TELNET Redes Inteligentes SA.

TELNET started its activity supported by the experience of over 20 years of its founder, as Director of Research and Development in Cables de Comunicaciones SA.

From the first days, TELNET Redes Inteligentes SA has a firm commitment to Research, Development and Innovation, adapting itself to the needs and demands of the changing market of telecommunications. As a result of this strategy we achieved a wide and consolidated catalog of products and solutions

GPON Access and FTTH Networks

GPON analyzer, optical amplifiers, optical splitters, ONTs and OLTs.

SDH, 10G and xWDM transportation

Optical Adaptators, media converters, xWDM and SDH.

Infrastructure and and antennas for mobile networks

Antennas for base stations based on fractal technology, UMTS indoor repeater and PoC/PTT board terminal.

Fiber Optic Cables and Passive Components

Producing cables up to 832 optical fibers with any type of protective covering, microcables and fiber optic for data distribution and TV at home.

The beginnings

TELNET Redes Inteligentes began its way into broadband in 1996 by the hand of Telefonica R&D with the industrialization of the first network terminator for Gigacom infrastructure: more than 900 units sold, endorses the quality of a product that was ahead of its time and set a new trend in optical access at 155Mbps.

Following revisions of this product were carried out solely by TELNET resulting in a complete range of termination equipment and access monitoring called optical adapters and whose speeds range from 2Mbps to 40Gbps. Evolutions of the previous equipments to work with multiple optical windows

in CWDM and DWDM or their integration into an interoperable GMPLS control plane are some examples that conform the the current TELNET optical solutions catalog as the most advanced in the access and transportation market. In addition to the broadband line, TELNET Redes Inteligentes also commercialized from the beginning passive optical components for fiber to the home networks (FTTH). Thanks to these two initial activities, TELNET Redes Inteligentes entered the telecommunications market having as main clients Spanish operators, administration and public institutions and infrastructure integrators.


Fiber Optic Cable

Later in 2002, TELNET Redes Inteligentes started the construction and assembly of a fiber optic cable factory, which began its production in 2004. In this factory all kinds of optical fiber cables are produced, for telcos, utility companies, and for both indoor and outdoor plant, including complete cable solutions for FTTH (Fiber To The Home) deployments.

Initially, these facilities had an area of 6,000 m2 and a production capacity of 800,000 km of cabled fiber per year, that has been increased to 12.000 m2 and 1,500.000 km of cabled fiber per year. Its versatility allows the design and manufacture of fiber optic cables ranging from single-fiber to 832 fiber cables.

Opening of our trade office in Madrid

In 2006, in order to offer a better business service and support for our customers, TELNET established its current office in Madrid creating at the same time the Direction of Marketing and Business Development.

Next generation mobile telephony fractal antennas

In 2008, after the decision of SIEMENS of closing its company SIEMENS-ELASA, located in Zaragoza, TELNET Redes Inteligentes decided to continue the business of manufacturing of BTS antennas abandoned by Siemens. To do this, Telnet bought its assets for the manufacture of these fractal technology antennas, opening a new line of business making compact low visual impact antennas that integrate themselves with their environment, and designed for sharing sites with other operators. Telnet currently designs and manufactures its own multi-band antennas for a wide range of frequencies and configurations. Among the most demanded applications are sharing antennas, in which up to 6 operators can share the same antenna and antennas with the new digital dividend frequencies, such as 698-960MHz frequencies combined with traditional and new network technologies such as LTE or WiMAX.

To market these compact antennas, TELNET registered the trademark ENVIA (ENVironmental Integrated Antennas), which defines our entire product line of mobile antennas for base stations.

Internalization and diversification

In 2009 TELNET Redes Inteligentes started its business in Portugal, with the creation of its subsidiatry Netibertel Redes Inteligentes Unipessoal L.D.A. That same year it opened an office in Lisbon, NETIBERTEL headquarters. The objective of this subsidiary is to provide a better commercial service to Portuguese clients and local after-sales assistance.

The Portuguese subsidiary, with 100% support of the parent company, has succeeded in entering the Portuguese market in the different lines of business that Telnet designs and manufactures at its facilities in Zaragoza.

The proven experience of more than 20 years in Spain, the quality of the solutions, and team work has enabled Netibertel to be present in key projects, and clients becoming a reference in the Portuguese market.

In addition to Netibertel, Telnet Redes Inteligentes began this year to open itself to international markets like Latin America, Asia and Europe.

In 2012 Telnet Intelligent Networks started ist bussiness in Latin America opening a new office in Santiago de Chile, TELNET America. The objective of this subsidiary is to meet the needs of telecom operators of the Chilean market and provide technical and commercial support to Latin America.

Awards and recognitions

The excellent business trajectory of TELNET Redes Inteligentes SA has been recognized on numerous occasions from different institutions. Among these awards are:

· “IDEA 94” Award granted by the Instituto Aragonés de Fomento, to start-ups.

· “Vendor 2000” Award for Junior Company, awarded by the Marketing Club and Leaders of Aragon.

· “ASTER” 2007 Award convened by ESIC Aragon to reward the entrepreneurial career.

· XV Anniversary Special IDEA competition for business career” Award granted by the Instituto Aragonés de Fomento rewarded the best business development among the fifteen winners in previous editions.

· Information Society Award 2008 in the category of Business of the Year in Aragon awarded by the Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Aragon (Aitar) along with the Centro Politécnico Superior (CPS) at the University of Zaragoza.

Making possible the Information Society

From the beginning, the mission of TELNET Redes Inteligentes has been to make possible the Information Society where we all live today thanks to the telecommunications. To achieve this, we have advanced laboratories equipped with the latest technological innovations to be able to design and create the precise equipment, antennas and fiber optic cables that carry nowadays fixed and mobile communications.

To afford the constant innovation and technological explosion that defines the telecommunications sector, TELNET has a large group of engineers and specialized technicians, with years of experience in the design of materials, fiber optics, micro-electronics, programming, radio frequency and optical communications.

Besides the design, in Telnet we conducted from product prototype to commercial production through our factories of fiber optic cable, mobile phone antennas and electronic PCB assembly.

Quality and pursuit of excellence

To ensure continuous improvement and the perfect operation of our production processes, TELNET Redes Inteligentes has been certified according to ISO:9001 quality management and ISO:14001 environmental management, in addition to specific approvals of products by major integrators and operators of Spain.

In addition to these certifications, we have also implemented the UNE:166,002 management of R&D&I and ISO:27001 of Information Security Management.

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Newspaper Archive

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón : “TELNET presente en el Mobile World Congress” – Febrero 2018

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón : “Nanociencia, un filón para la industria” – Octubre 2017

pdf-ico Perspectiva CDTI : “TELNET Redes Inteligentes, I+D, esfuerzo inversor y servicio de calidad en el sector de las telecomunicaciones” – Diciembre 2016

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón : “TELNET, socio aragonés de un proyecto europeo de investigación” – November 2016

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón : “Tecnología solidaria desde Aragón” – August 2016

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón : “Las claves de éxito empresarial” – August 2016

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón “Apostar fuerte por la innovación”

pdf-ico Periódico de Aragón- Innovación en estado puro – May 2014

pdf-ico Diario 5 Dias – “Urbanismo digital y ciudades más eficientes con Energy Minus” – January 2012

pdf-ico Diario 5 Dias – TELNET: “Inversión en Innovación y Desarrollo a la altura de los grandes” – December 2011

pdf-ico Diario 5 Días – “TELNET: Más de 15 años haciendo posible la Sociedad de la Información” – October 2011

pdf-ico Carta Local  – “TELNET Redes Inteligentes: Antenas ENVIA e Innovación” – September 2011

pdf-ico El Economista – “TELNET lleva sus soluciones de fibra óptica hasta el hogar” – December 2009

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón – TELNET fabricará en Zaragoza antenas de telefonía móvil de nueva generación – October 2008

pdf-ico AMPER Comunicando Ingeniería – TELNET a fondo – April 2007.pdf

pdf-ico Heraldo de Aragón – Una apuesta por las redes Inteligentes – March 2007.pdf

pdf-ico Bit – Una apuesta por las redes Inteligentes – April 2004.pdf

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