Spanish FTTH connections doubled to 1.56 mln in 2014

Spanish FTTH connections more than doubled in 2014, from 615,000 in December 2013 to 1.56 million at the end of 2014, according to the latest data released by telecoms regulator CNMC. In December alone, the 110,485 FTTH accesses more than compensated for the decline of other broadband technologies such as ADSL, which fell by 77,331 lines. The total number of fixed broadband lines stood at 12.94 million, a 5.9 percent year-on-year rise, with broadband penetration standing at 27.8 lines per 100 inhabitants. In 2014 as a whole, Telefonica gained a net total of 35,540 broadband lines, with other operators sharing an additional 568,970 lines and cable providers adding a further 117,210 lines.

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