Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

Spain’s broadband penetration is on a par with the EU average. Subscribers continue to contend with relatively high access price, though access speeds have recently begun to improve in line with upgraded networks. The incumbent telco Telefónica, operating under the Movistar brand, has invested in fibre infrastructure while cablecos now commonly provide data at up to 300Mb/s. The regulator has in recent years promoted fibre network sharing, and has developed a pricing structure for shared fibre infrastructure. In early 2017 it formulated new conditions for wholesale access to Telefónica’s fibre networks covering some 65% of the population. In the cable sector, Vodafone Spain is in the process of delivering DOSCIS3.1 technology which can provide data at above 1Gb/s.

The strong growth in the number of fibre broadband connections is beginning to tell on the sector’s dynamics. Although several operators are investing in fibre, either in their own networks or through sharing arrangements, Telefónica is by far the dominant player.

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 2021.

Key developments:

Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1; Euskaltel completes its acquisition of the Galician operator R Cable; Movistar boosts fibre to 300Mb/s; Vodafone joins Fon network; regulator sets pricing for competitors to access Telefónica’s fibre network; Vodafone scales back joint fibre agreement with Orange following its acquisition of Ono; Las Palmas completes initial stage of muni Wi-Fi network; Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange agree to share vertical fibre-optic infrastructure; consortium develops FttP network in Extremadura; FttP accounting for a quarter of new broadband additions; report update includes the regulator’s market data updates to November 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, 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 Universal Broadband
      • 2.2.2 State government
      • 2.2.3 Regional government initiatives
    • 2.3 Broadband statistics
    • 2.4 Forecasts – broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
      • 2.4.1 Notes on scenario forecasts
  • 3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
    • 3.1 Ono
  • 4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
    • 4.1 Movistar
    • 4.2 Other DSL developments
    • 4.3 ADSL2+
    • 4.4 VDSL
  • 5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • 5.1 Regulatory issues
    • 5.2 Fibre market
    • 5.3 Movistar
    • 5.4 Vodafone – Orange joint venture
    • 5.5 Jazztel
    • 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. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 2 – Total internet market revenue – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 3 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
  • Table 5 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
  • Table 6 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 7 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2001 - 2017
  • Table 8 – Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 9 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate – 2004 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Broadband lines by major operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Broadband lines by minor operator – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Share of broadband lines by operator – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2015
  • Table 14 – Broadband revenue by technology – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Broadband traffic – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 16 – Average traffic per broadband connection – 2011 - 2014
  • Table 17 – Forecast broadband subscribers –– 2016; 2018; 2021
  • Table 18 – Cable subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 19 – Ono financial data by sector – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 20 – Ono RGUs by sector– 2006 - 2014
  • Table 21 – DSL subscribers by major operator – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 22 – DSL subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2015
  • Table 23 –DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 24 – Movistar naked DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 25 – Movistar internet subscribers (Spain) – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 26 – Movistar internet revenue by sector (Spain, historic) – 2007 - 2011
  • Table 27 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 28 – Jazztel broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 29 – FttP subscribers, consumers and business – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 30 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 31 – FttX lines installed – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 32 – FttP revenue – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 33 – Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 34 – Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 35 – Orange Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 36 – Orange Spain broadband ARPU – 2012 - 2016
  • Table 37 – Wi-Fi hotspots in service – 2003 - 2012
  • Table 38 – Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 39 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2015
  • Chart 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 - 2017
  • Chart 3 – Number of broadband lines by data speed – 2004 – 2016
  • Exhibit 1 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000

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Number of pages 27

Status Current

Last updated 16 Feb 2017
Update History

Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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