March 18, 2016
On Saturday 19 March, the HISPASAT, ABERTIS and CELLNEX Building will join the campaign sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The blackout will also extend to the ABERTIS and CELLNEX offices in Barcelona.
"Earth Hour" is the greatest global initiative in defence of the environment.
HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite telecommunications operator, ABERTIS, a leading international group in the management of toll roads, and CELLNEX, the main independent infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Europe, will join the “Earth Hour” campaign and turn off the lights at their Madrid headquarters, located at Paseo de la Castellana 39, next Saturday 19 March from 20:30 to 21:30, as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the planet.
ABERTIS and CELLNEX’s offices in Barcelona will also turn off their lights, both at the ABERTIS Corporate Headquarters located at Pedralbes 17, and at both companies’ buildings in the city’s Zona Franca, which have also signed on to this global initiative for environmental protection promoted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The three companies have thus joined the group of over 35,000 companies all over the world who have participated in previous editions of the campaign, and reaffirm their commitment in the fight against climate change by incorporating sustainable solutions in their business models.
About “Earth Hour”
Earth Hour is a WWF campaign which began in Sidney, Australia in the year 2007 as a symbolic gesture in support of the fight against climate change. Ten years later, it has become the greatest environmental mobilization campaign in history. It is a massive expression of the way millions of people feel and their call for everyone’s committed involvement in response to climate change, the most important environmental threat the world is facing today.
About Grupo HISPASAT
HISPASAT Group is comprised of companies that have a presence in Spain as well as in Latin America, where its Brazilian affiliate HISPAMAR is based. The Group is a world leader in the distribution and broadcasting of Spanish and Portuguese content, and its satellite fleet is used by important direct-to-home television (DTH) and high-definition television (HDTV) digital platforms.
HISPASAT also provides satellite broadband services and other added value solutions to governments, corporations and telecommunication operators in America, Europe and North Africa. HISPASAT is one of the world’s largest companies in its sector in terms of revenue, and the main communications bridge between Europe and the Americas.
Abertis is the international market leader in the management of toll roads, managing more than 8,300 kilometers of high capacity roads over the world.
Its ongoing internationalization process has led Abertis to be present in 12 countries in Europe and the Americas, and this has enabled it to diversify its geographic risk and better adapt to global business cycles.
Abertis is the first national toll road operator in countries such Spain and Chile, and has a highlighted presence in France, Brazil and Puerto Rico. The company also has a stake in more than 700 kilometers through different concessionaires in United Kingdom, Argentina and Colombia.
Nowadays around two thirds of the Group’s revenue is generated outside Spain. Especially important in this respect are France, Brazil and Chile.
Abertis is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange and is on the IBEX 35 and the international FTSEurofirst 300 and Standard & Poors’ Europe 350 indexes.Abertis cotiza en la Bolsa española y forma parte del selectivo Ibex 35, así como de los índices internacionales FTSEurofirst 300 y Standard & Poor’s Europe 350.
About CELLNEX Telecom
Cellnex Telecom is Europe’s leading independent operator of wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructures.
It offers sites to rent for telecommunications operators and provides the most advanced audiovisual services to national, regional and local broadcasters.
Over the past four years, Cellnex Telecom has made a firm commitment to developing a network of over 15,000 sites and has enjoyed strong growth in the mobile phone towers area through agreements with operators like Telefónica and Yoigo in Spain, the purchase of the Italian company TowerCo in 2014, and the recent acquisition of 7,400 towers in Italy following the agreement with WIND to gain control of Galata.
It also develops solutions in the “smart city” projects field and has rolled out a smart communications network making it possible to connect objects and develop a strong ecosystem for the Internet of Things (IoT) in Spain.
Cellnex Telecom also plays a key role in rolling out telecommunications networks for security and emergency forces.