Spain - Broadband Market Insights, Statistics and Forecasts
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. The regulator has in recent years promoted fibre network sharing, in 2013 developing a pricing structure for shared fibre infrastructure. The strong growth in the number of fibre broadband connections is beginning to tell on the sector's dynamics. 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 to 2020.
Vodafone prepares to launch FttP services; Las Palmas completes initial stage of muni WiFi 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; regulator's market data updates to September 2013; telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2013; market developments to early 2014.