Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

Key developments:

  • 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 50% of all fixed-line broadband connections;
  • Report update includes the regulator’s market data updates to April 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.
  • Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange, Ono, Jazztel.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction and statistical overview
    • 2.1 Market analysis
    • 2.2 Government initiatives
      • 2.2.1 State government
      • 2.2.2 Regional government initiatives
    • 2.3 Broadband statistics
    • 2.4 Forecasts – broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 4.1 Movistar
    • 4.2 ADSL2+
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 5.1 Regulatory issues
    • 5.2 Fibre market
    • 5.3 Movistar
    • 5.4 Vodafone
    • 5.5 Orange
    • 5.6 Other developments
      • 5.6.1 Asturcón
      • 5.6.2 Barcelona
      • 5.6.3 Madrid
      • 5.6.4 Extremadura
  • 6. Other fixed broadband services
    • 6.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
    • 6.2 Wi-Fi
    • 6.3 WiMAX
    • 6.4 Satellite broadband
    • 6.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
  • 7. Videostreaming
  • 8. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 3 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 4 – Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
  • Table 5 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 6 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2001 - 2018
  • Table 7 – Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Broadband lines by major operator – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 10 – Broadband lines by minor operator – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 11 – Share of broadband lines by operator – 2009 - 2017
  • Table 12 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2017
  • Table 13 – Total internet market revenue – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Broadband revenue by technology – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Broadband traffic – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 16 – Forecast broadband subscribers –– 2018; 2020; 2022
  • Table 17 – Cable broadband subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2018
  • Table 18 – DSL subscribers by major operator (regulator data) – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 19 – DSL subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 20 –DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 21 – Movistar internet subscribers – 2006 - 2018
  • Table 22 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 23 – FttP subscribers, consumers and business – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 24 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 - 2018
  • Table 25 – FttX lines installed – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 26 – FttP revenue – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 28 – Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 29 – Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 30 – Orange Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 31 – Orange Spain broadband ARPU/ARPO – 2012 - 2018
  • Table 32 – Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 33 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 34 – IPTV revenue – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 35 –IPTV subscribers – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 36 – Telefónica IPTV/satellite pay-TV subscribers – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 37 – Orange IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2017
  • Chart 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 - 2018
  • Chart 4 – Number of broadband lines by data speed – 2004 – 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000
  • Exhibit 2 – Definitions of video streaming and IPTV

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Last updated 5 Jul 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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