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Spain nears 15m FTTH lines

Spain is nearing the 15 million FTTH milestone after the country ended 2023 with over 14.8 million lines, according to the latest CNMC report. Movistar maintained its position as the market leader taking 36 per cent (5.3 million) of all FTTH lines. Year-on-year FTTH gained 1.1 million lines, up 7.3 per cent, versus a loss […]

February 14, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

CNMC OKs Zegona’s Vodafone acquisition

The Spanish regulatory body CNMC has given its go-ahead to the acquisition of Vodafone Spain by the UK’s Zegona, a deal valued at €5 billion, ruling that the consolidation “does not significantly modify the structure of the affected markets”. With ithe green light, along with the EU’s blessing, Zegona now faces the government’s approval, to […]

February 2, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Data: Half of Spaniards have pay-TV

Close to half (49.4 per cent) of Spaniards are currently subscribed to a pay-TV service, according to CNMC’s latest Panel de Hogares survey. The majority of subscribers access pay-TV within a convergent package (formed by four or five services) and through a fibre optic connection. In 2022, Spaniards paid less for their convergent packages. On […]

June 19, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cellnex fined €13.7m for abuse of position

Spanish telco provider, Cellnex Telecom, will have to pay a €13.7 million fine imposed by regulator CNMC for the abuse of its dominant position in the distribution of DTT signals. The Spanish court Audiencia Nacional has ratified the sanction after Cellnex’s appeal before the Supreme Court that obliged a recalculation of the fine amount. A […]

May 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar, DAZN F1 deal under fire

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a disciplinary file against Movistar for the Formula 1 deal signed with DAZN in 2021 for three seasons (2021-2023) over a possible breach of competition rules. The CNMC states that, with the deal, Movistar would have failed to abide by the deal limits imposed on the company for the […]

May 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: MásMóvil broadband overtakes Vodafone

MásMóvil ended the year as the third largest broadband provider in Spain – ahead of Vodafone – according to the latest CNMC data. MásMóvil hit a penetration rate of 18.6 per cent, higher than Vodafone’s 17.5 per cent, which is now in fourth place. Telefónica is the market leader with a 34.1 per cent share […]

April 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 8 out of 10 broadband lines are fibre

FTTH continues growing in Spain. The latest data from the regulator CNMC reveals that FTTH lines reached 13.8 million in January 2023 adding 89,944 new lines. Eighty-three per cent of broadband lines in the country are FTTH, with Movistar taking 36.6 per cent with 5.1 million lines. The three largest operators – Movistar, Orange and […]

March 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica hit with €6 million fine

Spanish telco Telefónica is facing a €6 million fine for breaking legal conditions imposed by competition and markets regulator CNMC in respect of its Movistar Fusión convergent offer. The regulator has imposed that fine on the grounds that Telefónica was obliging subscribers to sign permanent clauses and for charging them by cancelling the subscriptions before […]

March 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: FTTH nears 14m lines

The latest CNMC report reveals that 82.1 per cent of all broadband active lines in Spain were FTTH at the end of September, with almost 14 million lines. The country has 16.8 million fixed broadband connections, out of which 15 million have a speed of 100 Mbps o higher. Movistar, Vodafone and Orange control the […]

January 27, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain postpones HD DTT migration to 2024

The Spanish government has postponed the migration of all standard definition (SD) DTT channels to HD until February 14th 2024. The Economy Vice president, Nadia Calviño, says that the delay is due to the lack of HD-equipped TV sets in the market as a result of the pandemic. She adds that delaying the migration will […]

January 18, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid