If it works, don’t fix it… I think this is what people at Telefonica think after the announcement last week that they were going to double upstream datarates.
After their announcement, the alternative operators (Vodafone, ONO, …) have released similar offers together with price reductions.
This means that shortly we may see here in Spain a generalization of ADSL deals with upstream datarates near 1Mbps, which is obviously not ideal, but anyway, it is a step forward.
However, my concern is that all of the alternative operators have reactive policies to the moves of Telefonica. They always react when Telefonica offers new services, Telefonica reduces prices… Then, they tend to slighty improve the deal of the incumbent. Fair enough… Anyway, taking into account the position of Telefonica, unless innovative services and new bundles are released, I can not see a change in the tendency of the development of broadband in Spain, which has now slowed down due to the economic situation.