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Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Spain - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

In recent quarters Spain's broadband market has shifted from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2017 the number of fibre broadband subscribers outnumbered those on DSL for the first time. Broadband penetration remains on a par with the EU average, though growth into 2018 is expected to be stimulated by regulatory measures introduced in 2017 which obliged incumbent telco Telefónica to reduce wholesale access prices on some submarine cables by up to 35%. Telefónica continues to invest heavily in fibre infrastructure while its recent access deal with Vodafone Spain has significantly increased the latter's footprint. Vodafone now offers a 1Gb/s service across much of its network, while in the cable sector the company has also invested in DOSCIS3.1 technology.

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 2022.

Key developments:

Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1, launches a 1Gb/s broadband service to four million premises;
Euskaltel completes its acquisition of Telecable;
Movistar boosts fibre to 300Mb/s;
Vodafone signs fibre wholesale access deal with Telefónica;
Regulator sets pricing for competitors to access Telefónica's fibre network;
Fibre broadband accounting for 50% of all fixed-line broadband connections;
Report update includes the regulator's market data updates to April 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange, Ono, Jazztel.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Government initiatives
2.2.1 State government
2.2.2 Regional government initiatives
2.3 Broadband statistics
2.4 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1 Movistar
4.2 ADSL2+
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
5.1 Regulatory issues
5.2 Fibre market
5.3 Movistar
5.4 Vodafone
5.5 Orange
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. Videostreaming
8. Related reports
Table 1 Broadband revenue, DSL and cable 2003 - 2016
Table 2 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 - 2009
Table 3 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 4 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 5 Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total 2001 - 2017
Table 6 Fixed-line broadband penetration 2001 - 2018
Table 7 Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology 2004 - 2017
Table 8 Fixed broadband lines by data rate 2004 - 2016
Table 9 Broadband lines by major operator 2009 - 2017
Table 10 Broadband lines by minor operator 2009 - 2018
Table 11 Share of broadband lines by operator 2009 - 2017
Table 12 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2017
Table 13 Total internet market revenue 2006 - 2016
Table 14 Broadband revenue by technology 2008 - 2016
Table 15 Broadband traffic 2011 - 2015
Table 16 Forecast broadband subscribers 2018; 2020; 2022
Table 17 Cable broadband subscribers by operator 2007 - 2018
Table 18 DSL subscribers by major operator (regulator data) 2009 - 2018
Table 19 DSL subscribers by minor operator 2009 - 2016
Table 20 DSL subscribers 2009 - 2018
Table 21 Movistar internet subscribers 2006 - 2018
Table 22 Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector 2007 - 2017
Table 23 FttP subscribers, consumers and business 2008 - 2016
Table 24 FttP lines by operator 2009 - 2018
Table 25 FttX lines installed 2009 - 2014
Table 26 FttP revenue 2009 - 2016
Table 28 Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 29 Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 30 Orange Spain broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 31 Orange Spain broadband ARPU/ARPO 2012 - 2018
Table 32 Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers 2007 - 2016
Table 33 Satellite broadband subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 34 IPTV revenue 2005 - 2016
Table 35 IPTV subscribers 2005 - 2016
Table 36 Telefónica IPTV/satellite pay-TV subscribers 2008 - 2017
Table 37 Orange IPTV subscribers 2007 - 2017
Chart 1 Broadband revenue, DSL and cable 2003 - 2016
Chart 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018
Chart 3 Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total 2001 - 2018
Chart 4 Number of broadband lines by data speed 2004 2016
Exhibit 1 Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees 2000
Exhibit 2 Definitions of video streaming and IPTV

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