El Corte Inglés always irrelevant in telecommunications
The failure of Telecor in a physical store was the prelude to a more than announced death and that is that Sweno went on the market without pain or glory and did not have any publicity to make it known. The Spanish telecommunications market is ultra competitive and a new operator that offers the same (or more expensive) has little or nothing to do. The only ones that have managed to gain a foothold in recent times are Digi or Finetwork, which have opted for prices that make us consider the possibility of giving them a try.
Less than 20,000 customersRight now, the operator offers rates for fiber and mobile, mobile, fiber and landline, and television. In the case of fiber and mobile, these start from 32 euros for 100 megabytes and 10 gigabytes up to 1 gigabyte and unlimited data for 57 euros per month. On mobile, the range ranges from 10 euros for 10 gigabytes to 30 euros for unlimited gigabytes. For its part, television is Agile TV that is offered in exchange for 6 euros per month.
The rates, without being as out of the market as when they were launched, we do see that they are not very attractive compared to their main rivals. One of the reasons is that we are forced to sign a 12-month commitment to stay that does not exist in almost any of its rivals (and if it does exist, it is for a maximum of 3 months).
The mixture of all this, together with the poor promotion carried out by El Corte Inglés throughout these months, has resulted in that they have not even reached 20,000 customers. It is an unsustainable business over time that has no signs of profitability at any time. For this reason, the top leaders of the retail giant are now thinking of dismantling everything and, who knows, asking for explanations from the genius who thought this would be a good idea.
Sicor Alarms on a tightrope
Another of the divisions that is in danger is the one that sells alarms and competes with giants such as Movistar Prosegur or Securitas Direct. According to the newspaper digital shieldthey have undertaken changes in the management of the business unit to prevent it from ending up in exile as well.