Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
In recent quarters Spain’s broadband market has shifted from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2017 the number of fibre broadband subscribers outnumbered those on DSL for the first time. Broadband penetration remains on a par with the EU average, though growth into 2018 is expected to be stimulated by regulatory measures introduced in 2017 which obliged incumbent telco Telefónica to reduce wholesale access prices on some submarine cables by up to 35%. Telefónica continues to invest heavily in fibre infrastructure while its recent access deal with Vodafone Spain has 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.
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 to 2022.
Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1, launches a 1Gb/s broadband service to four million premises; Euskaltel completes its acquisition of Telecable; Movistar boosts fibre to 300Mb/s; Vodafone signs fibre wholesale access deal with Telefónica; regulator sets pricing for competitors to access Telefónica’s fibre network; fibre broadband accounting for 41% of all fixed-line broadband connections; report update includes the regulator’s market data updates to August 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.