Official broadband lines in Spain – CNMC in November 2020

The CNMC has confirmed that fiber optic connections to the house (FTTH) exceeded 11.Four million lines on the finish of November 2020, in line with knowledge relating to the telecommunications market. Of these lines, 40.2% of the overall FTTH lines correspond to Movistar with a complete of 4.6 million lines. The remainder of the operators collectively already accumulate 6.eight million lines. The complete broadband market has 15.7 million lines.

So the FTTH goes up and the ADSL goes down, the cable continues to be stagnant

If we take a look at the present figures and people of a yr in the past, we see how the rise of 1.Four million FTTH lines stands out in comparison with the lack of 0.eight million lines with ADSL expertise. This is one thing that has been repeated for fairly a while in a means of plant closure that may nearly utterly culminate in 2025.

Since it was launched, the thought goes by means of shut 1,200 closures by 2025, all the time complying with the next necessities established by the competitors fee itself:

  • A swap can solely be closed when greater than 25% of the purchasers of that swap join by various means to the copper community.
  • If there are various operators disaggregating the loop, Telefónica should proceed to supply this wholesale service for five years and with 6 months of custody.
  • If there are not any various operators in the plant, the guarantee interval is lowered to 1 yr with the related 6 months of storage.

In Spain there are lower than 2 million lively lines, being 1 million from Movistar and 831,000 from the remainder of the operators. Considering the present closure charge, by the top of this yr we must always have 1 million or much less copper lines providing mounted broadband providers in Spain. The course of could even speed up as deployment will increase in areas which are at the moment not coated by this expertise.