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Spain - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts


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Spain’s broadband penetration is on a par with the EU average, though subscribers have continued to contend with relatively high access prices and slow average data speeds. Nevertheless, the incumbent Movistar (formerly Telefónica) has launched 30Mb/s services, while some cablecos provide 100Mb/s. Prompted by the EC, the regulator in 2009 reversed its decision to protect Movistar’s fibre network from competitor access, originally intended to safeguard the company’s investments. Access through local loop unbundling is gaining pace, encouraging competition and lower prices in most regions. In this report we profile Spain’s fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as fibre, and broadband powerline. We also provide forecasts for broadband uptake from 2011-2013 and 2020.

Key developments:

Las Palmas completes initial stage of muni WiFi network; consortium develops FttH network in Extremadura; FttH accounting for a quarter of new broadband additions; regulator’s 2011 market data and updates to November 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to end-2012; market developments to March 2013.

Companies covered in this report include:

Movistar, Orange, ONO, Jazztel.


1. Synopsis
2. Overview
2.1.1 Broadband statistics
2.2 Government initiatives
2.2.1 Universal Broadband
2.2.2 State government
2.2.3 Regional government initiatives
3. Cable modems
3.1 ONO
4. Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL)
4.1 Movistar
4.2 Other DSL developments
4.3 ADSL2+
4.4 VDSL
5. Fibre-to-the-Home (FttH) networks
5.1 Regulatory issues
5.2 Fibre market – 2013
5.3 Movistar
5.4 Orange
5.5 Other developments
5.5.1 Asturcón
5.5.2 Barcelona
5.5.3 Madrid
5.5.4 Extremadura
6. Wireless broadband
6.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.2 WiFi
6.3 WiMAX
6.4 Internet via satellite
6.5 Mobile broadband
7. Broadband Powerline (BPL)
7.1 Forecasts – broadband subscribers 2008-2013; 2020
7.1.1 Scenario 1 – stronger broadband subscriber growth
7.1.2 Scenario 2 – lower broadband subscriber growth
7.2 Notes on scenario forecasts
8. Related reports
Table 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2013
Table 2 – Internet market revenue – 2006 - 2013
Table 3 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2012
Table 4 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 5 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 - 2012
Table 6 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2001 - 2013
Table 7 – Annual growth of broadband by technology – 2004 - 2012
Table 8 – Proportion of broadband lines by data speed and operator – 2011
Table 9 – Number of broadband lines by data speed – 2005 – 2012
Table 10 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by sector – 2004 - 2012
Table 11 – Broadband lines by operator – 2009 - 2012
Table 12 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2011
Table 13 – Cable modem subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 14 – Share of cable accesses – 2006 - 2011
Table 15 – Cable subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2012
Table 16 – ONO financial data by sector – 2006 - 2012
Table 17 – ONO residential subscribers by sector– 2006 - 2012
Table 18 – ADSL subscribers – 2000 - 2012
Table 19 – DSL subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2012
Table 20 – Movistar naked DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2012
Table 21 – Movistar internet subscribers (Spain) – 2006 - 2012
Table 22 – Movistar internet revenue by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2011
Table 23 – Movistar internet revenue by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2011
Table 24 – Movistar wireline broadband accesses (Spain) – 2011 - 2012
Table 25 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2012
Table 26 – JAZZTEL broadband subscribers by type – 2008 - 2012
Table 27 – FttH subscribers, consumers and business – 2009 - 2013
Table 28 – FttH subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2012
Table 29 – FttH and FttN accesses – 2007 - 2013
Table 30 – WiFi/WiMAX subscribers – 2009 - 2013
Table 31 – Mobile broadband subscribers by MNO; market share – 2011
Table 32 – Forecast broadband subscribers – higher market growth scenario – 2008 - 2013; 2020
Table 33 – Forecast broadband penetration – higher market growth scenario – 2008 - 2013; 2020
Table 34 – Forecast broadband subscribers – lower market growth scenario – 2008 - 2013; 2020
Table 35 – Forecast broadband penetration – lower market growth scenario – 2008 - 2013; 2020
Chart 1 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2013
Chart 2 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 - 2012
Chart 3 – Proportion of broadband subscribers by sector – 2004 - 2012
Chart 4 – Cable subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2012
Chart 5 – ONO financial data by sector – 2006 – 2012
Chart 6 – ONO residential subscribers by sector– 2006 - 2012
Chart 7 – Movistar internet subscribers (Spain) – 2006 - 2012
Chart 8 – Movistar internet revenue by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2011
Chart 9 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2012
Chart 10 – JAZZTEL broadband subscribers by type – 2008 - 2012
Chart 11 – FttH subscribers by operator – 2009 - 2012
Exhibit 1 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000

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