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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

CNMC charges Telefónica with competition breach

Telefónica is again under fire for breaking competition rules. CNMC, the Spanish regulator, has started legal proceedings against the company for obliging its subscribers to agree to a contract of up to 36 months under the Fusion+ smartphone promotion. That clause is against the legal conditions approved by the CNMC to authorise Telefónica’s acquisition of […]

December 21, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: 48% of Spaniards have pay-TV

Nearly half (48 per cent) of Spaniards are subscribed to pay-TV, according to CNMC’s data for the second quarter of the year, up 6 per cent versus the same period last year. Some 40.5 per cent of all subscribers have a five-service convergence package (fixed and mobile telephony, Internet, and pay -V); 31.7 per cent […]

December 9, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Pay-TV revenues and subs rise

Spain’s pay-TV revenues grew by 2.5 per cent to €506.1 million in the second quarter of the year, according to the CNMC. By contrast, FTA TV saw its revenues fall by 7.1 per cent to €403.4 million. In terms of subscriber numbers, pay-TV reached 9.1 million, up 7.7 per cent compared to the same period […]

November 24, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 60% connected homes accessing pay-TV

The CNMC has analysed Internet consumption in Spain during the second quarter of 2022. Nine out of ten Spaniards used the network in the last three months and 78.7 per cent of them did so several times a day, according to the findings of the most recent CNMC Panel de Hogares (Household Panel). More and […]

October 31, 2022

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m

Spain: FTTH tops 13.4m FTTH take-up continues growing significantly in Spain. In a year, the number of FTTH lines grew by 1.1 million to over 13.4 million, according to the latest data from CNMC. In one month (August) it gained 79,514 lines. Movistar is the market leader with 37.1 per cent, 4.96 million of the […]

October 28, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: CNMC calls for HD obligation lifting

Spain’s competition regulator Comisión Nacional de Los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has asked the Administration not to oblige TV operators to migrate to HD at a specified time, allowing them to make the migration freely at their discretion “in proper financial and market conditions”. The CNMC fears that the legal obligation to migrate transmissions […]

October 24, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica, Canal+ merger probe

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a case probing a possible breach of the Telefónica and Canal+ merger conditions. Telefónica could have broken one of the obligations imposed on the company to approve the merger operation in 2015; providing information to CNMC about its premium TV offers to guarantee that third parties can match it. […]

June 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica calls for competition rules change

Telefónica has urged Spain’s competition regulator Comisión Nacional de Los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) to change competition rules concerning Movistar Plus as, with the boom of streaming services, the platform has not a “dominant position” in the market anymore and therefore legal obligations on it to share premium content with others should be lifted. […]

February 24, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid