Spain: FTTH surpasses DSL

The rapid take-up of FTTH is changing the face of the telco distribution map in Spain, with FTTH surpassing DSL for the first time with 5.7 million lines versus 5.6 million, according to Spain’s Competition and Markets Authority (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia [CNMC]).

FTTH increased by 107,712 lines in July, with DSL and HFC losing 101,701 and 24,292 lines, respectively. Telefónica’s Movistar took 56.1 per cent of all FTTH lines with a market share in the fixed broadband market of 41.99 per cent, followed by Orange with 23.88 per cent and Vodafone with 23.12 per cent.

Over the last year, FTTH grew by 1.6 million lines, whereas DSL lost 1.2 million.

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