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Spain: FTTH record growth

November 26, 2015

From David Del Valle in Madrid

FTTH in Spain is significantly growing with a record of 5,000 new lines a day, with 154,000 new connections in a month.

A report from Spain’s markets and competition watchdog the CNMC (Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia) reveals that in September there were 2.6 million FTTH connections, of which 57 per cent related to Movistar, with 88,190 new clients, and 43 per cent to other operators. With speeds of between 30 and 300 Mbps, on average there are 5.58 FTTH lines per every 100 inhabitants. Overall, the fixed broadband networks (FTTH, cable, DSL and satellite) reach 13 million connections, 28 lines per every 100 inhabitants.

FTTH has seen 1.4 million new clients year-on-year with DSL losing 1.1 million yearly. As a whole, in the fixed broadband market Telefónica (Movistar) is the leader with a penetration of 44.36 per cent, followed by Orange-Jazztel with 28.41 and Vodafone-Ono with 22.19 per cent.

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