FTTH distribution doubles in Spain

Iñaki Ferreras | 15-01-2013

The number of FTTH lines has nearly doubled over the last year in Spain, reaching 288,012 lines, according to La Sociedad de la Información, a new report published by Telefónica.

FTTH lines now account for 2.5% of all of the traditional broadband lines in the country.

The study says that the number of FTTH lines grew 138.2% in 2012 compared to the previous year, rising from 101,000 lines at the end of Q2 2011, to 241,000 in June 2012.

The report highlights how over the last two years high capacity lines have begun to increase. Over the last year the number of lines between 20Mbps and 50Mbps has grown 111%, while the number of lines of over 50Mbps has grown 60%, both reaching one million units.

According to Europa Press, these types of connections have facilitated the trend of users moving from owning content to a model in which users consume content while they download it by streaming.

The report also states that the number of traditional broadband lines grew 3% in 2012 compared to 2011.