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Fibre-based technologies continue to reshape the Spanish telecoms market after 1.7 million lines were added during 2017.

fibra cnmc 13 feb 2018Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) has become the main broadband technology in the country, according to figures from the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). With 6.6 million active lines by December 2017, fibre seems to have overcome competition from DSL.

Following the CNMC data, DSL technologies lost 1.2 million lines during 2017 (down to 5.05 million), while hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) remained stable at 2.6 million lines.

As previously pointed out, the direct consequence of such booming fibre connectivity is the growth of IP-based, convergent services, particularly IPTV, as well as improving conditions for over-the-top (OTT) services, like subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platforms.

According to the CNMC, Telefónica’s Movistar tops the fibre sector, owning over half of all active FTTH lines in the country, even though its market share is decreasing.

Orange, with over 1.9 million lines, is the second largest fibre provider in the country, followed by Vodafone, which, however, owns most HFC homes.