Mobile lines with Internet access are close to 50 million in Spain

Mobile broadband voice lines closed the month of November 2022 with a total of 49.9 million lines, 2.9% more than in the same month of 2021. This means that 87% of mobile lines already had, on that date, Internet access, according to the latest data published in CNMCData.

In total, mobile telephone lines added 77,776 new lines in November to reach 57.6 million (3.3% more than a year ago).

The three main operators represented 72.3% of the total number of mobile lines in the market. Movistar (28.29), Orange (-2), Vodafone (-17.44), MASMOVIL Group (8.19), OMV (60.74).

Mobile portability registered 550,572 operator changes, which is 10.6% less than the volume registered in the same month of 2021. Grupo MÁSMOVIL and the MVNOs recorded positive net portability balances, while Vodafone, Orange and Movistar presented negative balances.

November added 41,578 new fixed broadband lines for a total of 16.5 million. The total fibre optic lines to the home (FTTH) reached 13.7 million, with a monthly growth of 92,904 lines. 36.7% of the total FTTH lines correspond to Movistar, with 5 million lines.

At an annual level, compared to November 2021, the increase of 1 million FTTH lines stands out compared to the loss of 0.4 million lines with DSL technology.

76.1% of the total lines are concentrated in the three main operators, Movistar, Orange (including Jazztel) and Vodafone (including Ono).

In November, just over 28,000 fixed lines were lost. The month closed with a total of 18.1 million lines. 148,633 fixed numbers were ported, 16% less than in the same month of the previous year.

The month of November ended with 2,185,241 local NEBA lines. The NEBA indirect access service (FTTH and copper) lost 3,448 lines this month and accumulates 1,044,690 lines, of which 1,015,833 are fibre.