CMT publishes comparison against EU broadband prices for end-2008

21 Apr 2009

The Spanish telecoms regulator, the Telecommunications Market Commission (CMT), has published a report on the prices of broadband services, offering a direct comparison of Spain with the other 26 countries of the European Union (EU). The CMT has concluded that the best price for a combined fixed line voice and broadband service at speeds between 2Mbps and 10Mbps is 11.7% higher compared to the average cost of a similar package in the EU; EUR33.3 (USD43.22) per month in Spain against EU29.8 per month for across the EU. However, for broadband services with speeds above 10Mbps the CMT claimed that prices in Spain were 2.1% below the average of the best offers from the EU, adding that this sector accounted for 12.2% of the total Spanish broadband market. According to the regulator, broadband services at speeds of up to 2Mbps cost 5.1% more than the average in the EU.