The quality of the Internet access became one of the relevant factors before closing a rental or purchase of a property, especially in the interior of the country, where SMEs and cooperatives invest in improving their networks to respond to the new demand.
The query for properties in the interior of the country increased 45% in the last twelve months, especially by professionals who can perform your jobs remotely.
According to data from the ZonaProp real estate business platform, “the demand in the interior of the country increased 45% between the first semester 2019 and the first semester 2021 “in terms of operations, both rental and purchase / sale of real estate.
A survey carried out by Télam showed that in inquiries for homes in dreamlike locations, the first question of the interested party is: “Is there a good internet?”
Teleworking changed the rules during the pandemic. Photo Xinhua
The SMEs and cooperatives that mostly provide service in towns in the interior had to accelerate investments to improve their networks, to respond to the greater demand of current users and the incorporation of new customers.
“It is a fact: today internet is a basic service as necessary as electricity or gas. Whoever is determined to buy a property will take this aspect into account, whether it is a house, country or apartment in the city or in more remote places, “Furukawa’s commercial manager for the Southern Cone, Diego Nartin, told Télam. fiber optic providers in the country.
He added that the company registered a “constant increase in inquiries by real estate developers and cooperatives throughout Argentina; since the beginning of the pandemic we have accompanied dozens of projects of this type, checking in each one of them, the relevance that connectivity took on in the real estate sector “.
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Far away places often have poor connectivity. Photo, Mendoza, Potrerillos (Delfo Rodriguez)
“In Villa Gesell, we install 130 new lines per month, of which 30 correspond to new customers“Antonio Ronocoroni, the conductor of the city’s telephone cooperative (Cotel), told Télam.
Also in Pinamar, the head of Telpin, Darío Oliver, pointed out that “the year-on-year growth was 972 accesses, and at the close of the first semester the total number of active accounts is 23,232, of which 46% are on fiber“.
Both emphasized that unlike other years “the modems on curve remained constant“, after the summer season.
Consulted by Télam, from Zonaprop they specified that “Mendoza, San Luis and Neuquén are the provinces with the greatest increase in demand “; that”four of the five cities with the highest increase in demand are from Mendoza“, and that” the area made up of the city of Neuquén, Cipolletti, Plottier shows significant growth in demand. “
In the Neuquén area, the communications company Davitel registers monthly increases in new accounts of the 3.4%, in addition to the constant increase in trafficsaid the president of the company, Mario Carranza.
The SME entrepreneur reminded Télam that the traffic projection they had in February 2020 was widely exceeded by reality.
They expected to have 12 Gigabits of traffic just this year and they reached that goal in April of last year, and “now we are at 30 gbps and the projection is to reach 40 gigs by the end of 2022, with a doubling of the current 12,000 clients “.
This increase is justified both by the pandemic and by the incorporation of new clients: each new fiber user adds between 2 and 3 megabits per second“, he indicated.
Some places offer free WiFi in public areas, an alternative in case of losing connection. Photo Municipality San Isidro
To respond to demand, “investments in 2021 rose 35% compared to 2020”, and its main destination was to improve the network and purchase licenses to improve the bandwidth capacity of customers.
The impact of the investment in fiber can be seen graphically in the case of Cinco Saltos (Río Negro), where they went from 331 clients last January to 1,058 at the end of last April.
“In the province of Córdoba there is a growing demand for family homes, suitable for professionals by citizens of CABA”, and the search in the last six months “has focused on family homes that have or adapt dependencies or spaces for home office”, said the president of the Association of Realtors of this province, Virginia Manzotti.
He recommended to those who want to search for properties to “check the school’s website if the person offering a house or lot is registered (https://www.cpicordoba.org.ar) to avoid inconvenience “, as they have registered cases of” scams “.
He specified that the province’s real estate companies are taking care of “between 5 and 10 daily calls from professionals who want to live in Córdoba“, where” everything is close, 20 minutes from the city you have a house in the mountains next to a stream with internet. “
In Mendoza, the head of the College of Real Estate Brokers, Estanislao Puelles Mila, told Télam that “from October-November of last year we began to observe an increase in the demand for housing from people who wanted to come to Mendoza to spend a few months, and some even intending to stay. “
“Technology and Home office it makes it possible for many who work independently to be encouraged to do this, “he added.
In the case of Mendoza, the towns for which they had the most inquiries were Luján de Cuyo, Maipú and some neighborhoods of Guaymallén, he said.
By: Andrea Delfino (Telam Agency)