Spain ended the first quarter with 1,933,000 FTTH lines, or almost triple the 740,000 total a year earlier, according to data published by the regulator CNMC.

At the same time, the number of HFC (hybrid fibre coaxial) lines increased from 2,059,000 to 2,229,000. However, both Telefónica’s DSL total (from 5.020,000 to 4,229,000) and those of others (4,325,000 to 4,429,000) fell in the year to March 31, 2015.

The total number of broadband lines in Spain stood at 12,830,000 at the end of Q1, up from 12,143,000 a year earlier. While growth was fuelled by FTTH, which added over 100,000 lines for the seventh consecutive month in March, the number of mobile broadband lines fell for the sixth consecutive month.