Spain is a parliamentary monarchy located on the Iberian Peninsula, sharing borders with Portugal and France. Spain has a population of over 50 million people, and an internet literacy rate of 80.6% (39.12 million internet users).
The total GDP of Spain is over US $1.2 trillion and with a contribution of 3.6% from the digital economy, Spain’s data center industry is thriving. Besides its data centers, Spain’s digital economy includes over 19.48 million fixed line telephone subscriptions and over 51.46 million mobile telephone subscriptions.
Spain contains several data center clusters throughout the country, providing plenty of colocation opportunities. The primary colocation data center markets in Spain are:
The majority of Spain’s submarine cables can be found in the south, connecting Europe to Africa. There are 122 Spanish data centers, of which the majority are located in and around Madrid and Barcelona. Large carrier neutral Spanish data centers feature rich ecosystems and state-of-the-art equipment, ensuring maximum uptime and connectivity to over 726 service providers.
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The top five colocation facilities in Spain are:
The top five data center operators in Spain are:
The top five cloud service providers in Spain are:
Spain has good coverage of its energy sector, which is an important attribute for any data center market. The nation is energized by 46% renewable or green sources, with the remaining provided by fossil or nuclear fuels. This gives Spanish colocation facilities significant opportunities to take advantage of green energy. In addition to green energy, data center consumers enjoy a range of PUE scores between 1.20 and 1.43, with the average PUE for Spanish data centers sitting at 1.36. Spain's colocation facilities provide over 70.90 MW of power and has a range of rack power options from 5.00 kW to 5.00 kW.
Spain’s communications industry is regulated by CNMC (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia). Major players in the carrier space include:
While the top three service providers are:
There are numerous smaller providers as well.