Spain hits 5.6 mln active FTTH lines in June

Friday 11 August 2017 | 12:03 CET | News

Spain added a total of 97,583 fibre to the home (FTTH) lines in June to increase the number of active connections to 5.6 million at the end of the month, according to the latest report from communications regulator CNMC. The 1.6 million rise in FTTH lines over the past year offset the 1.2 million fall in DSL connections, said the watchdog. Total fixed broadband lines came to 14.0 million at the end of Junes, with broadband penetration rising to 30.1 lines per 100 inhabitants, up from 28.9 a year earlier.

Some 3.21 million of the fibre lines (56.8%) belonged to Telefonica but rival operators are catching up with 2.44 million active connections at the end of June. The MasMovil group once led the monthly net fixed broadband gains for the fourth consecutive month in May, adding 26,600 lines to reach nearly 2 percent of the market, with Vodafone posting a net gain of 300 lines to reach 23.1 percent of the market. Both Telefonica and Orange posted net losses of 800 and 2,600 lines respectively in June for a market share of 42.0 percent and 28.4 percent, said the CNMC.

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