Spain’s broadband market has started to pick up again, with cable driving growth.
Data published by the regulator CMT shows that there were 84,982 new registrations in September, or 29.07% more than in the same month last year.
The figure was also significantly up on August and represented an annual increase of 8.5%. As a result, the total number of broadband lines grew to 10.33 million, equivalent to 22.1 per 100 inhabitants.
Significantly, cable broadband gained 11,489 new subscribers in September, or 34.87% more than in the same month in 2009 and dwarfing the August figure of 694.
In terms of profit share in Q3, cable operators accounted for 8.27% of new lines, Telefónica 32.21% and alternative operators 59.52%.
In terms of overall broadband market share, cable operators claimed 19.44%, Telefónica 53.54% and alternative operators 27.02%, with Telefónica’s down by 2.39 percentage points on 12 months earlier.