The Optical Fiber Coverage Rate Of Spanish Buildings Reaches 80.4%, And The Progress Of Optical Fiber Construction Is Far Ahead Of Other European Countries.
According to the latest data released by Spain, the fiber coverage of buildings in the country has reached 80.4% as of June 2019, continuing to maintain the advanced level in Europe.
According to the data released by the Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, the fiber coverage of Spanish buildings increased by 3% year-on-year.
Over the same period, broadband speeds have also increased. About 94% of Spaniards can use broadband services of at least 30Mbps, an increase of 9% from 2018; about 83.6% of Spaniards can use broadband services of 100Mbps or higher.
Spain's FTTH (fiber to the home) deployment is about to complete the simplest and most efficient part, and the rest is the rural areas with more difficulties. However, the data shows that the Spanish government's subsidy strategy is working. In rural areas with less than 100 people per square kilometer, 86.6% of rural residents can use 30Mbps broadband service, a year-on-year increase of nearly one-third.
The Spanish government announced earlier this year that it will expand the area covered by broadband subsidies and strive to increase fiber coverage by another 1.5 million people by the end of 2020.
According to the Spanish government's "New Generation Broadband Expansion Plan" goal, by the end of 2021, fiber coverage will reach 91.24% of the Spanish population, including three-quarters of the rural population.
According to data from the FTTH European Commission, FTTH coverage in Europe has recently reached 50%. At present, Spain is far ahead of other European countries in the field of optical fiber. In contrast, FTTH coverage in the UK and Germany is still relatively low, and a lot of work remains to be done in the future.