MADRID, 19 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
In March, 628,536 mobile telephone numbers were ported, which is 11.5% less than the volume registered in the same month of 2021. Grupo MásMóvil and virtual mobile operators (MVNOs) registered positive net portability balances, while Vodafone , Orange and Movistar presented negative balances, according to data from the National Commission of Markets and Competition (CNMC).
In total, the number of mobile lines increased by 230,189 lines in March. The month closed with a figure of 56.23 million lines, which is 2.5% more than a year ago. In March, the three main operators represented 73.4% of the total mobile lines in the market.
Mobile voice lines with broadband increased by 386,323 and closed the month of March with a total of 49.23 million lines, 4% more than in the same month of 2021.
On his side, the total number of fixed telephone lines fell by 59,128. The month closed with a total of 18.36 million. 199,256 fixed numbers were ported, 5.6% less than in the same month of the previous year.
As for the NEBA indirect access service (FTTH and copper), it gained 112 lines in the third month and accumulates 1,010,654 lines, of which 971,114 are fiber. The month of March ended with 2,093,592 local NEBA lines.
Regarding fiber optic connections to the home (FTTH), they reached 13 million lines at the end of March 2022. The monthly growth was 92,932 lines. 37.5% of the total FTTH lines correspond to Movistar, with a fleet of 4.9 million lines. On an annual level, compared to March 2021, the increase of 1.1 million FTTH lines stands out compared to the loss of 0.5 million lines with DSL technology.
78.1% of total lines are still concentrated in the three main operators, Movistar, Orange (including Jazztel) and Vodafone (including Ono), although all three lost lines in March.
Movistar lost 13,000 fixed broadband lines in March, Orange 2,900 and Vodafone 8,400 lines, while Grupo MásMóvil gained 33,700 lines and the rest 35,800 lines.