According to the monthly note just released by the National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC) in August increase in fixed broadband connections in Spain reached 11.92 million, an increase of 5, 5%.
Out of the new high, 15,752 corresponded to fiber optic lines to the home (FTTH) and totaling 484 662 lines, 86.7% more than the same month a year earlier.
For businesses, attracting broadband lines was led by alternative operators totaling 46,883 lines, while Telefonica added 20,561 new (FTTH 15,609 and 4,952 of XDSL). Cable operators, meanwhile, lost 11,541 lines.
As for the wireless business added new lines in August 5536, for the fourth month in a row after losses recorded between August 2012 and April 2013.
The growth was in line with contract, with 119 318 more, while prepaid fell (90,293) and datacards (23,489).
In late August, Spain had 52.19 million mobile lines, 4.1% less than the same month last year.
In customer acquisition, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) were spearheaded operators with 159,056 net profit lines.
In late August, the OMV had a share of 11.44%, 3.5 points higher than in August 2012.
Orange, with 44,274, and Telstra, with 8,535, also added new lines. Against this, Movistar and Vodafone were the companies that reported a net loss of lines during the period, 147,687 and 58,642 less, respectively.
In portability, Movistar presented a negative net balance (difference between win-loss numbers) of 103,528, while Vodafone registered a net loss of 37,217 transactions.
The OMV, with 113 792, Orange, with 19,042, and Telstra, with 7,911 operators were positive balance in trade.
In fixed networks, the portability associated with hiring new packages, recorded in August exchanges 124,953, 8.6% more than in August 2012.
In August have lost 31,995 fixed telephone lines bringing the total 18.85 million, 1.7% less than the same month last year.
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