Másmóvil registers for the first time in six years a loss of mobile lines
The MásMóvil Group lost 9,341 mobile lines in August, the first time that the operator registers a negative monthly balance of portability since the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC) began accounting for this data in October 2016.
According to data published by the agency, MásMóvil lost 9,341 mobile lines in August, compared to the 13,237 that he won in the same month of 2021 and the 3,408 that he achieved last July.
The company has recorded its first negative portability balance in a context marked by its merger with Orange Spain, after both companies closed an agreement on July 23 to unite their business in a process that began on March 8 and that implies a company valuation of 18,600 million.
Along with Másmóvil, Movistar (Telefónica), Orange and Vodafone also lost mobile lines last August, after they registered a negative balance of 26,329, 11,726 and 4,507 lines, respectively. At the opposite extreme, the virtual operators (MVNO), that is, those that operate on the infrastructures of Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone, were made with 51,903 lines.
In total, the number of mobile phone portability in August amounted to 500,862 lines, which represents 6.9% less than in the same period of 2021. The mobile line park gained 190,116 lines in August, which raised the total to 57.11 million, 3% more year-on-year, of which the three main operators represented 72.6 % of the total.
Homes with fiber from Másmóvil
Regarding fixed broadband lines, 35,000 lines were added to reach 16.38 million, of which three main operators concentrated 77% of the total.
Fiber optic lines to the home (FTTH) grew by 79,514 lines to reach 13.4 million homes, of which 37.1% corresponded to Telefónica. Compared to the same month in 2021, the number of FTTH lines increased by 1.1 million, while 0.5 million lines with DSL technology were lost.
The number of fixed telephone lines fell by 3,494 in August, to close the month with 18.19 million. In addition, 118,707 fixed numbers were ported, 9.8% less year-on-year. The NEBA indirect access service (FTTH and copper) gained 9,932 lines and accumulates 1.03 million, of which more than one million are fiber. Likewise, August ended with more than 2.1 million local NEBA lines.
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