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Spain - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Spain - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers and MVNOs. This competition, together with regulated roaming and mobile termination rates, has driven down the cost of mobile calls. The market has seen considerable changes in recent years, including the acquisition of Yoigo by Másmóvil, by which the latter has become a full service provider. There have also been growing investments in network upgrades to support LTE and HSPA+ technologies, while MNOs and vendors are also investing in 5G technologies and services.

Orange Spain and Vodafone Spain have acquired fixed-line operators in a bid to compete more effectively with Movistar in their bundled service offerings.

This report provides statistics and market analyses on the Spanish mobile sector, including an assessment of regulatory issues, a profile of the major providers, and an analysis of mobile data services such as SMS, MMS, HSPA, LTE and 5G.

Key developments:

Másmóvil shareholders considering a sale to capitalise on share value growth;
Digital Agenda ministry preps for 2018 auctions focussed on 5G services;
Orange Spain teams up with Ericsson to trial 5G;
Vodafone Spain launches Spain's first NB-IoT network;
Telefónica closes down its home security service based on M2M;
Government launches consultation on 5G technologies and services;
Telefónica contracts Nokia Networks to upgrade and expand its LTE networks;
Másmóvil sells passive infrastructure in 551 mobile towers;
Report update includes the regulator market's data updates to January 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q1 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Lebara, Lycamobile, Másmóvil, YouMobile.


  • SYNOPSIS
  • MARKET ANALYSIS
    • Table Mobile retail market revenue and annual change- 2000 - 2016
    • Table Mobile market revenue by sector - 2006 - 2016
    • Table Mobile market revenue by contract and prepaid sectors - 2000 - 2016
  • MOBILE STATISTICS
    • GENERAL STATISTICS
      • Table Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 1997; 1999 - 2009
      • Table Mobile subscribers and penetration rate - 2010 - 2019
      • Table Mobile price index - 2009 - 2016
      • Table Cost per invoiced minute of use: contract, prepaid; all operators - 2001 - 2016
      • Table Mobile subscribers by technology platform - 2001 - 2014
      • Table Mobile subscribers: prepaid, contract - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Base stations in service, by technology - 2001 - 2015
    • OPERATOR MARKET SHARES
      • Table Mobile subscriber market share by operator - 2004 - 2017
    • MOBILE VOICE
      • Table Mobile traffic prepaid and contract in minutes - 2000 - 2016
    • MOBILE DATA
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
        • Table SMS revenue and messages sent - 2005 - 2016
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
        • Table MMS revenue and messages sent - 2004 - 2016
    • MOBILE BROADBAND
      • Table Mobile broadband subscribers by operator - 2010 - 2018
      • Table Mobile broadband (data only) subscribers by operator - 2014 - 2016
      • Table Mobile broadband lines by type (voice and data) - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Mobile broadband penetration - 2011 - 2018
      • Table Mobile broadband traffic - 2012 - 2016
      • Table Mobile broadband revenue and annual change - 2003 - 2016
      • Table Cost of mobile broadband services - 2012 - 2016
  • REGULATORY ISSUES
    • SPECTRUM REGULATIONS AND SPECTRUM AUCTIONS
      • Network sharing
      • Spectrum trading and holding
      • Licence auction 2005
      • Spectrum auction 2011: 800MHz, 900MHz, 2.6GHz
      • Spectrum auction 2016 - 2.6GHz, 3.5GNz
      • Spectrum auction - 1.5GHz, 3.6GHz
    • ROAMING
      • Table European roaming charges - 2007 - 2014
      • Table European retail voice and data roaming charges - 2012 - 2014
      • Table European wholesale voice and data roaming charges - 2012 - 2014
    • MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY (MNP)
      • Table Annual number portings - 2002 - 2018
    • MOBILE TERMINATION RATES (MTRS)
      • Table Mobile termination rates by operator - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Mobile interconnection revenue - 2003 - 2014
  • MOBILE INFRASTRUCTURE
    • DIGITAL NETWORKS
      • Third Generation (3G) mobile
      • Long-term Evolution (LTE)
        • Table Movistar LTE subscribers and penetration - 2014 - 2017
      • LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B)
      • 5G developments
    • OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENTS
      • General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)
      • Enhanced data for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
      • High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA)
    • MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M)
      • Table M2M lines - 2004 - 2018
    • INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)
  • MAJOR MOBILE OPERATORS
    • MOVISTAR
      • Table Movistar mobile subscribers - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Movistar ARPU - 2005 - 2015
      • Table Movistar mobile financial data - 2006 - 2015
    • VODAFONE SPAIN
      • Table Vodafone revenue by type (old style) - 2007 - 2013
      • Table Vodafone revenue by type (new style) - 2013 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone mobile service revenue by type - 2016 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone mobile subscribers and proportion prepaid - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone mobile voice traffic statistics - 2006 - 2016
      • Table Vodafone mobile data traffic statistics - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone ARPU - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Vodafone Spain customer churn - 2007 - 2017
      • Table Vodafone mobile customer retention cost - 2007 - 2017
    • ORANGE ESPANA
      • Table Orange mobile subscribers prepaid and contract - 2005 - 2018
      • Table Orange mobile service revenue - 2006 - 2018
      • Table Orange ARPU by sector (annual rolling) - 2005 - 2014
      • Table Orange ARPU/ARPO by sector (per month) - 2012 - 2018
      • Table Orange mobile customer acquisition costs - 2007 - 2016
      • Table Orange customer churn - 2007 - 2017
    • YOIGO (MÁSMÓVIL)
      • Table Yoigo subscribers - 2007 - 2018
      • Table Yoigo financial data - 2008 - 2016
      • Table Yoigo mobile service revenue - 2012 - 2016
      • Table Yoigo financial data (-) - 2017 - 2018
    • MVNOS
      • Table MVNO mobile subscribers and market share - 2006 - 2018
  • MOBILE CONTENT AND APPLICATIONS
    • Near Field Communications (NFC)
      • M-commerce
  • RELATED REPORTS

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