Over the last year, IPTV has managed to dominate Spain’s pay-TV market while fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is now the main broadband technology.
By the end of September 2017, there were over six million active FTTH lines in the country, according to the latest figures available, published by the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia.
Together with hybrid fibre coaxial cable (HFC), fibre-based lines account for 8.64 million accesses, over 60% of the broadband market.
While DSL lines keep decreasing, Telefónica Movistar holds a leading position in the growing fibre market, controlling 3.3 million FTTH active lines.
Pay-TV figures aren't so up to date, but the last reported (December 2016) showed a market of 6.06 million subscribers of which 3.43 million paid for an IPTV service.
IPTV has also become a cornerstone of telcos' convergent offerings in Spain. Through the growing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, operators have been betting on triple- and quad-play offerings to boost revenues.