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Spain’s FTTH lines double

January 15, 2013

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The number of FTTH lines in Spain has doubled year-on-year to 288,012, and now represents 2.5 per cent of all fixed bandwidth lines in the country, according to a report from Telefonica called “The Information Society in Spain 2012”.

Households are increasingly embracing FTTH with a growth of 138.2 per cent in 2012 from 101,000 in the second quarter of 2011 to 241,000 as of June 2012. The report reveals that over the last two years Spain is witnessing the deployment of high capacity lines between 20 and 50 Mbps.

Thus, over the last year the number of lines between 20 Mbps and 50 Mbps has increased by 111 per cent whereas those with over 50 Mbps has grown by 60 per cent totalling 1 million combined – with 10 per cent belonging to companies.

91.3 per cent of all bandwidth connections include integrated packages with two or more services in the residential segment with the most popular package being composed of fixed telephony and fixed bandwidth.

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