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Spain sheds nearly 500,000 mobile lines in October

Monday 17 December 2012 | 11:22 CET | News

Spain lost nearly 486,183 mobile lines and datacards in October, ending the month with a total mobile base of 53.71 million users, down by 3.1 percent over the same month of 2011, according to a report by Spanish regulator CMT. The MVNOs added nearly 78,550 net lines in October, Yoigo saw 12,490 net additions, while Orange shed 14,870 subscribers. Movistar lost 284,290 customers, while Vodafone shed 278,070 users in the month. The M2M sector went up by 11.7 percent over the same period last year, to over 2.73 million lines. The growth of the M2M sector brings the total number of mobile lines to over 56.45 million.

Spain ported 474,993 mobile phone numbers in October, up nearly 6.1 percent versus the same period of 2011. Yoigo, the MVNOs, and Orange saw a positive balance in portability, while Movistar and Vodafone registered a negative balance. Yoigo won 16,689 net users, the MVNOs added 90,797 users, Orange won 38,374 ported customers. Vodafone shed 90,136 customers, while Movistar shed 55,722 users in the month.

Spanish operators added nearly 91,144 broadband users in October. Spain ended the month with a total base of 11.43 million broadband lines, up by 3.4 percent year-on-year and a penetration of over 24.8 lines per 100 inhabitants. The number of DSL lines increased by 2.6 year-on-year to 9.09 million lines at the end of October.

The overall number of fixed lines dropped by 4,849 to 19.04 million lines at the end of October. Fixed penetration decreased to 41.2 lines per 100 inhabitants in October 2012, versus 42.2 percent in the year-earlier month. Around 173,028 fixed numbers were ported in October, up by 21.2 percent from 142,707 fixed numbers ported in October 2011.



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Categories: General
Companies: Movistar / Orange / Vodafone / Yoigo
Countries: Spain
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