Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

In recent quarters Spain’s broadband market has shifted from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2019 fibre accounted for 62% of all fixed broadband connections. Broadband penetration remains on a par with the EU average, though growth has been stimulated by regulatory measures introduced in 2017 which obliged the incumbent telco Telefónica to reduce wholesale access prices on some submarine cables by up to 35%.

Telefónica continues to invest heavily in fibre infrastructure and expected to cover all premises by 2024. The company’s recent access deal with Vodafone Spain has also significantly increased the latter’s footprint. Vodafone now offers a 1Gb/s service across much of its network, while in the cable sector the company has also invested in DOSCIS3.1 technology. Other significant providers include Másmóvil, which has shared network agreements in place with Orange Spain, Telefónica and Vodafone Spain.

This report profiles Spain’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as fibre, and broadband powerline. The report also provides broadband subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1, launches a 1Gb/s broadband service to four million premises;
  • Movistar aiming to provide 100% FttP coverage by 2024;
  • Vodafone signs fibre wholesale access deal with Telefónica;
  • Fibre broadband accounting for 62% of all fixed-line broadband connections;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data updates to June 2019, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2019, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange Spain, Ono, Jazztel, Másmóvil, Vodafone Spain

Table of Contents

  • Introduction and statistical overview

    • Market analysis
    • Government initiatives
      • State government
      • Regional government initiatives
    • Broadband statistics
  • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks

  • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

    • Movistar
    • ADSL2+
  • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks

    • Regulatory issues
    • Fibre market
    • Movistar
    • Vodafone Spain
    • Orange Spain
    • Other developments
      • Asturcón
      • Barcelona
      • Madrid
      • Extremadura
  • Other fixed broadband services

    • Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • Wi-Fi
    • WiMAX
    • Satellite broadband
    • Broadband Powerline (BPL)
  • Appendix – Historic data

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 – 2018
  • Chart SEQ Chart 20 – Orange Spain connectable fibre premises – 2016 – 2019
  • Table 2 – Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 3 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 – 2015
  • Table 4 – Historic - Fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration – 2001 – 2009
  • Table 5 – Historic - DSL and cable broadband subscribers – 2001 – 2009
  • Table 6 – Historic - Broadband revenue by platform – 2003 – 2009
  • Table 7 – Historic - FttX lines installed – 2009 – 2014

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – DSL, cable and fibre broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 2 – Growth in the number of fixed-line broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 3 – Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 4 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate (Mb/s) – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 5 – Broadband subscriptions by major operator – 2016 – 2018
  • Chart 6 – Share of broadband lines by operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 7 – Change in fixed internet market revenue – 2006 – 2018
  • Chart 8 – Broadband revenue by platform – 2009 – 2018
  • Chart 9 – Euskatel cable broadband subscribers – 2007 – 2018
  • Chart 10 – Movistar retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 11 – Consumer and business FttP subscribers – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 12 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 13 – Másmóvil broadband accessible premises – 2016 – 2019
  • Chart 14 – Másmóvil broadband subscriber share by platform – 2016 – 2019
  • Chart 15 – Growth in the number of Másmóvil’s broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2019
  • Chart 16 – Movistar retail and wholesale broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 17 – Growth in the number of Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 18 – Growth in the number of Orange Spain broadband subscribers, by type – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 19 – Development of Orange Spain’s broadband ARPU/ARPO – 2012 – 2019
  • Chart 21 – Decline in the number of Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000

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Number of pages 50

Status Current

Last updated 30 Sep 2019
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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