Spain has one of the largest mobile markets in Europe, with effective competition from four MNOs and a growing number of resellers. This competition, together with regulated roaming and MTRs, has driven down the cost of mobile calls in recent years. The 3G market has also seen great changes, including the launch of services from Yoigo and the release of 900MHz frequencies for 3G services, as well as growing investment in network upgrades to support LTE and HSPA+ technologies. This report provides statistics and research on the Spanish mobile market, including an assessment of regulatory issues, a profile of the major providers, and an analysis of mobile data services such as SMS, MMS, i-mode, HSPA, LTE and mobile TV. Selected market mobile forecasts to 2015 are analysed.
Mobile revenue continues to fall in 2012; rise in number portability places pressure on operators; 4G licences in the 800MHz and 2.6GHz band raise €1.65 billion; regulator proposes 80% cuts in MTRs to 2014; TeliaSonera hires bank for potential sale of Yoigo; Telefónica launches LTE in the 2.6GHz band; regulator launches investigation into wholesale SMS and MMS charges; regulator’s 2011 annual market data and updates to April 2012; telcos’ operating and financial data to June 2012; market developments to mid-2012.