Spain ended 2009 with a cable modem penetration figure of only 4.1 lines per 100 inhabitants, according to a report published by the regulatory body CMT. This was only a slight increase on the previous year’s figure of four lines and the highest penetration figures were found in the Basque Country (9.6), Asturias (9.5) and Cantabria (8.5).
By contrast, the nation average ADSL figure in 2009 stood at 16.6 lines, up from 15.6 lines a year earlier. The highest penetration rates were found in Madrid (23.2) and Catalonia (22.7), followed by the Canary Islands (19.3), Balearic Islands (18.4) and Aragon (18.2).
Cable operators claimed the highest share of the broadband market in Asturias (44%), followed by the Basque Country (43.7%), Cantabria (39.6%) and Galicia (38.8%). Nationally, cable operators had a 19.8% share.