Spanish broadband market stagnates

The take-up of broadband services has slowed in Spain, with cable being particularly hard hit.

Data published by the regulator CMT shows that as of this August there were a total of 2,025,051 cable broadband connections in the country.
While this was 0.3% more than a year earlier, the number in August itself fell by 3,937.
Although the number of DSL lines rose by 2.6% year-on-year to 9,009,649, Telefónica, the market leader, saw its total fall by 2.9% to 5,226,447.

The picture was more encouraging for FTTH, with the number of lines increasing by 113.9% to 259,606.
Almost all (250,8904, +121.1%) were provided by Telefónica, which was also the overall market leader (48.50%) in the provision of broadband services.
Cable claimed a 18.93% share and others the remaining 32.58%.