Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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.

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 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.

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
    • Forecasts – broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
  • 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)
  • Videostreaming

  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 – 2009
  • Table 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 3 – Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 – 2013
  • Table 4 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 5 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2001 – 2018
  • Table 6 – Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology – 2004 – 2018
  • Table 7 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate (old style) – 2004 – 2016
  • Table 8 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate (new style, Mb/s) – 2016 – 2017
  • Table 9 – Broadband lines by major operator – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 10 – Broadband lines by minor operator – 2010 – 2018
  • Table 11 – Share of broadband lines by operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 12 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 – 2017
  • Table 13 – Total internet market revenue – 2006 – 2017
  • Table 14 – Broadband revenue by platform – 2003 – 2017
  • Table 15 – Broadband traffic – 2011 – 2015
  • Table 16 – Forecast broadband subscribers –– 2019; 2021; 2023
  • Table 17 – Cable broadband subscribers by operator (regulator data) – 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 – 2005 – 2018
  • Table 23 – FttP subscribers, consumers and business – 2008 – 2017
  • Table 24 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 25 – FttX lines installed – 2009 – 2014
  • Table 26 – Másmóvil broadband accessible premises – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 27 – Másmóvil broadband subscriber share by platform – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 28 – Másmóvil broadband subscribers – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 29 – Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 30 – Movistar wholesale fibre connections – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 31 – Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 32 – Orange Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 33 – Orange Spain broadband ARPU/ARPO – 2012 – 2018
  • Table 34 – Orange Spain connectable fibre premises – 2016 – 2018
  • Table 35 – Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers – 2007 – 2017
  • Table 36 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2015
  • Table 37 – IPTV revenue – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 38 –IPTV subscribers – 2005 – 2017
  • Table 39 – Telefónica IPTV/satellite pay-TV subscribers – 2008 – 2018
  • Table 40 – Orange IPTV subscribers – 2007 – 2018

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2005 – 2018
  • Chart 2 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 – 2018
  • Chart 3 – Number of broadband lines by data speed – 2004 – 2016
  • Chart 4 – Broadband revenue by platform – 2003 – 2017
  • Chart 5 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 – 2018

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000
  • Exhibit 2 – Definitions of video streaming and IPTV

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Number of pages 63

Status Current

Last updated 19 Oct 2018
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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