Convergent offers push FTTH across Spain

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 01 June 2015

Driven by quad-play offers and increasing pay-TV and broadband penetration, fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is growing across Spain, with over 1.8 million subscribers connected to the network, a million more than last year.

According to the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), almost 128,000 new FTTH lines were subscribed to in February, bringing the total to 1.807 million fibre lines by the end of the month.

Following strong investment in FTTH networks by the main operators in recent years, many customers have migrated to fibre, abandoning broadband connections which have lost nearly 900,000 subs since February 2014.

Orange, which has just got the go-ahead to acquire Jazztel, is the leading operator when it comes to growth, followed by Telefónica, Vodafone's ONO and Jazztel.

Better convergent offers are cited as the main cause of FTTH's growing importance, as quad-play packages including pay-TV, Internet and mobile and fix voice and data services, were the driving force behind growth in the country last year.