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FTTH gains momentum in Spain

October 22, 2014

From David Del Valle in Madrid

FTTH is increasingly growing in Spain doubling the number of lines on a year-on-year basis. The latest report from the regulator CNMC reveals that as of August 2014 there were 1,098,110 FTTH lines out of the total 12,598,467 fixed broadband connections in the country, with a growth of 126.6 per cent in comparison with the previous year when FTTH accounted for 484,662 with 11,890,412 total broadband connections.

FTTH added 73,054 new lines only in August, up 7.1 per cent against the previous month. Telefonica takes the lion’s share with a penetration of 90.2 per cent in FTTH.

In the meantime, DSL connections reached 9,444,295 in August, with a drop of 34,476 lines. New alternative operators are leading the growth in broadband connections with Telefonica and cable companies losing pace.

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