Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses
In recent quarters Spain’s broadband market has shifted from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2018 fibre accounted for half 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 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. Other significant providers include Másmóvil, which has shared network agreements in place with Orange Spain, Telefónica and Vodafone Spain giving it a reach of 12.9 million premises by mid-2018.
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.
Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1, launches a 1Gb/s broadband service to four million premises;
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 June 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.