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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-2018 fibre accounted for half of all fixed broadband connections. Broadband penetration remains on a par with the EU average, though growth has been stimulated by regulatory measures introduced in 2017 which obliged the 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. Other significant providers include Másmóvil, which has shared network agreements in place with Orange Spain, Telefónica and Vodafone Spain giving it a reach of 12.9 million premises by mid-2018.

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.

Key developments:

Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1, launches a 1Gb/s broadband service to four million premises;
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 June 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange Spain, Ono, Jazztel, Másmóvil, Vodafone Spain.


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 2019; 2021; 2023
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 Spain
5.5 Orange Spain
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 Historic - Internet users and penetration rate 1996 - 2009
Table 2 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Historic - Dial-up internet subscribers 2005 - 2013
Table 4 Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total 2001 - 2018
Table 5 Fixed-line broadband penetration 2001 - 2018
Table 6 Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology 2004 - 2018
Table 7 Fixed broadband lines by data rate (old style) 2004 - 2016
Table 8 Fixed broadband lines by data rate (new style, Mb/s) 2016 - 2017
Table 9 Broadband lines by major operator 2009 - 2018
Table 10 Broadband lines by minor operator 2009 - 2018
Table 11 Share of broadband lines by operator 2009 - 2018
Table 12 Broadband penetration by technology 2004 - 2017
Table 13 Total internet market revenue 2006 - 2017
Table 14 Broadband revenue by platform 2008 - 2017
Table 15 Broadband traffic 2011 - 2015
Table 16 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021; 2023
Table 17 Cable broadband subscribers by operator (regulator data) 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 - 2018
Table 23 FttP subscribers, consumers and business 2008 - 2017
Table 24 FttP lines by operator 2009 - 2018
Table 25 FttX lines installed 2009 - 2014
Table 29 Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 30 Movistar wholesale fibre connections 2016 - 2018
Table 31 Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 32 Orange Spain broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 33 Orange Spain broadband ARPU/ARPO 2012 - 2018
Table 34 Orange Spain connectable fibre premises 2016 - 2018
Table 35 Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers 2007 - 2017
Table 36 Satellite broadband subscribers 2009 - 2015
Table 37 IPTV revenue 2005 - 2017
Table 38 IPTV subscribers 2005 - 2017
Table 39 Telefónica IPTV/satellite pay-TV subscribers 2008 - 2018
Table 40 Orange IPTV subscribers 2007 - 2018
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration rate 2010 2018
Chart 2 Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total 2001 - 2018
Chart 3 Number of broadband lines by data speed 2004 2016
Chart 4 Broadband revenue by platform 2003 - 2017
Chart 5 FttP lines by operator 2009 2018
Exhibit 1 Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees 2000
Exhibit 2 Definitions of video streaming and IPTV

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