Spain sees strong pay TV and multiplay growth

The number of pay TV subscribers in Spain increased by 6.6% in the year to September 2017, taking the total to 6.4 million, according to statistics compiled by markets regulator the CNMC.

Growth was driven by the success of bundled offerings. The number of quadruple and quintuple-play packages sold increased by one million in the year to September, taking the total to 11.5 million, including 5.3 million quintuple-play packages.

The number of IPTV subscribers in the country reached 3.8 million, consolidating IPTV’s lead over other technology platforms. IPTV platforms added 464 million subscribers over the year, compared with a decline of 141 million satellite subscribers.

The number of installed high-speed broadband lines in the country meanwhile grew to 9.2 million, up 20.6%. Fibre-to-the-home deployments accounted for the bulk of additions, with 1.6 million new connections taking the number of fibre connections to over six million.

Overall, there were 6.1 million FTTH connections, compared with 5.4 million xDSL lines and 2.6 million HFC connections at the end of September.

Some 8.9 million broadband connections delivered speeds in excess of 30Mbps by the end of the third quarter, with five million delivering speeds in excess of 100Mbps.

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