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As the country nears six million fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) subscribers, Telefónica’s Movistar has strengthened its lead, garnering over 55%.

fibra cnmc 24 october 2017Over the past 12 months, FTTH lines have seen 1.6 million additional units, while DSL services have lost 1.2 million accesses, says the latest report of Spain’s Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.

By the end of August 2017, there were over 5.8 million fibre accesses in Spain, through which broadband, VoIP, IPTV and advanced TV services were delivered. Movistar, with 55.4% of subscribers and the largest fibre footprint in the country, leads the market with 3.26 million subscribers, having added half a million accesses over the past year.

Together with Movistar, Orange and Vodafone own 93.3% of accesses.

However, in recent months, Mas Movil has entered the market with an aggressive offer (which currently doesn’t include IPTV) and has gained 24,000 subs during August alone. In fact, when adding mobile services to the whole, Más Móvil nears a 10% market share.

Though official figures for the pay-TV sector aren’t as up-to-date as those for FTTH, fibre has been cited as one of the main drivers of premium TV services in Spain. In fact, since fibre-based, convergent services started to be offered in Spain, pay-TV has added over two million subs.