Spain: FTTH up 151.7% year-on-year
February 3, 2015
From David Del Valle in Madrid
The deployment of FTTH networks is breaking records in Spain with a growth of 151.7 per cent in connections year-on-year. The latest figures from the competition regulator CNMC reveals that in November FTTH connections increased by 108,797 lines, up 151.7 per cent, to reach a total of 1.45 million. FTTH already represents 11 per cent of the total accesses, 12.89 million, with Telefonica taking the lion’s share with 1,24 million FTTH lines against other operators’ 214,259 lines.
New FTTH accesses compensated the decline of other broadband technologies such as ADSL, which dropped by 56,530 lines in November. The total number of fixed broadband lines (12.89 million) experienced a growth of 5.9 per cent year-on-year, with Telefonica gaining 1,310 lines in November, other operators sharing 52,220 lines and cable operators 13,840.