Hispasat, Abertis and Cellnex headquarters turn off their lights for the planet

March 23, 2017

Next Saturday 25 March, the HISPASAT, ABERTIS and CELLNEX Building in Madrid 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.

Madrid, 23 March 2017.- 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 25 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 HISPASAT Group

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 a leading international group in the management of toll roads, managing more than 8,300 kilometres of high-capacity roads throughout the world.

Abertis’s continuous process of internationalisation has led to a presence in more than 12 countries in Europe and the Americas, which has allowed it to diversify its geographic risk and better adapt to global economic cycles.

Abertis is the leading national toll-road operator in countries such as Spain and Chile, and has a notable presence in France, Brazil and Puerto Rico. The company also participates in the management of more than 700 kilometres through its interests in the United Kingdom, Argentina and Colombia.

Currently, nearly two-thirds of the Group’s total income is generated outside of Spain, especially in France, Brazil and Chile. Abertis is listed on the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the Ibex35 selective index, as well as the international indexes FTSEurofirst 300 and Standard & Poor’s Europe 350.

About CELLNEX Telecom

Cellnex is the main independent infrastructure operator for wireless telecommunication in Europe, with a total portfolio of more than 19,000 placements, including DAS nodes (distributed antenna system) managed by CommsCon.

In 2016, Cellnex Telecom earned a total income of 707 million euros (+15%) and the EBITDA reached 290 million (+23%). The company is present in Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

The company is listed on the Spanish stock exchange and is part of the IBEX35 and EuroStoxx 600 selective indexes. Likewise, it is part of the sustainability indexes FTSE4GOOD and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).

The Cellnex business is structured around three areas: infrastructure for mobile phone services; audiovisual distribution networks; and services for security and emergency networks and solutions for the smart management of infrastructure and urban services (smart cities and the “Internet of Things” (IoT)).

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