UPDATED 27 October 2016 - 16:15 Spanish time - added information about transferring the phone number to the new supplier. See bottom of article....
We got fibre-optic internet installed yesterday. It was a bit of a struggle as the engineer started at around 9am but the service did not start working until around 5:30pm. So I had to miss out on playing in Wednesday golf yesterday.
Apparently we had some problems with the cables in the street. The work in our apartment block only took around 1-2 hours. So I guess this is how long it would normally take to install without problems in the cables in the street.
I contracted for a symmetrical 200 megabits per second service. This means that the connection should be a similar speed when downloading and uploading. If you do not contract for a symmetrical service it is cheaper but the upload speed is not as fast. (Upload speed is important if you are, for example, sending lots of big documents or photos by email).
I have done some testing of the service.
On a computer with a modern ethernet adapter wired directly to the router the speed was about 200 mbps either way. The speed that I am contracted to get.
We have a couple of laptops that I connected via ethernet cables and tested them. They both achieved around close to 100mbps both ways. I guess this was due to the ethernet adapters in the laptops being older and only supporting speeds up to 100mbps.
I then did some tests over wifi using the laptops and some mobile devices. The wifi speed was somewhat more variable. With typical speeds of around 20-40 mbps download and 20-30 mbps upload. I also did a speed test on the two laptops at the same time over wifi. The combined total upload and download speeds were about the same as when I did the test on one laptop. So it appears that the wifi connection is a bit of a bottleneck.
When I had ADSL the download speed was typically around 6 mbps and the upload speed typically around 1 mbps. So I guess I should be happy with the improvement.
One final thing, I changed suppliers of the broadband. So my landline needs to be transferred from one provider to another. The engineer said this should take place automatically after around 2 days. Today the landline is still working on the connection from the old supplier. I will have to check that this changes (and I will then have to plug the phone into the fibre-optic router). Plus I guess I will have to ensure that the phone and ADSL contract has been terminated with the old supplier.
ADDED LATER - 27/10/16 in the afternoon
I have now spent a bit of time on the phone to the old supplier plus got internet access to our online account with the new supplier. The transfer process seems very easy as long as when you place the order for fibre-optic internet with the new supplier you say you want to maintain the same landline number.
The process appears to be an automatic one. I need not have phoned up my old supplier to try to cancel my contract with them. The new supplier of the landline and fibre-optic internet is sorting it out with them. The online account with the new supplier that has now been set up says that the phone number will be transferred from the old supplier to the new one in less than 1 week from now. It also gives details of the 3 steps of the process: 1. They phone us for an appointment for the engineer (done). 2. The engineer does the installation taking 2-3 hours (says by next Monday but they have already done it). 3. They transfer the landline number across from the old supplier to the new one (says by mid/late next week).