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Spain - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Spain - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

Spain's telecom market is one of the largest in Europe, supported by a population of more than 46 million. The poor economic climate which followed the GFC in 2008/9 was exacerbated by high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers. A five-year recession, with falling GDP, effectively ended in 2014 when the economy showed a steady return to growth and this has been sustained since then: growing confidence among investors has been palpable since 2015. Revenue from the telecom sector has grown since 2016 in line with the overall economic recovery. The improved business climate should augur well for the sector into 2019.

Mobile penetration is on a par with the European average and there remains room for further growth, particularly in the mobile broadband segment which has been supported by continuing investment in infrastructure among operators. The fixed-line broadband sector has also been backed by investment in fibre infrastructure, thus enabling providers to develop improved bundled services and to compete more effectively against other players. The regulator has fostered competition by providing access to the incumbent's DSL and FttP networks, which has stimulated fibre roll-outs.

This report introduces the key aspects of the Spanish telecom market, providing statistics on the fixed-network services sector, and profiles of the main players. The report also assesses the main regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Key developments:

EllaLink submarine cable connecting Spain with Brazil gets the go-ahead;
Oran-Valencia (Orval) submarine cable now ready for service;
New indirect access model introduced;
Telefónica sells stake in Telxius network unit;
Revised wholesale broadband access regulations;
Report update includes the regulator's market data updates to June 2018, telcos' operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange Spain, Telefónica, Jazztel, Ono, Vodafone Spain.


  • SYNOPSIS
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Table Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Spain – 2018 (e)
  • COUNTRY OVERVIEW
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS MARKET
    • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • MARKET OVERVIEW
      • Table Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2017
      • Table Telecom revenue annual change – 2000 - 2017
      • Table Telecom retail revenue by sector – 2005 - 2017
      • Table Telecom retail revenue annual change, by sector – 2002 - 2017
      • Table Telecom investment and annual change – 2000 - 2015
  • REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
    • HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
    • REGULATORY AUTHORITY
    • GENERAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
    • TELECOM SECTOR LIBERALISATION
    • INTERCONNECT
      • Table Interconnection revenue – 2005 - 2017
    • ACCESS
      • Table Subscribers by type of access – 2006 - 2017
    • NUMBER PORTABILITY (NP)
      • Table Fixed number portings – 2007 - 2018
    • CARRIER PRESELECTION (CPS)
      • Table Carrier PreSelection lines – 2006 – 2017
    • WHOLESALE LINE RENTAL (WLR)
  • FIXED NETWORK OPERATORS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table Fixed-line subscribers, by major operator – 2008 - 2017
      • Table Fixed-line subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2017
      • Table Fixed-lines in service by major operator – 2013 - 2017
      • Table Fixed-line (direct line) subscriber market share by major operator – 2010 – 2017
      • Table Fixed-line price index (old style) –2004 - 2011
      • Table Fixed-line price index (new style) –2010 - 2016
      • Table Fixed-line revenue – 2008 - 2017
    • TELEFÓNICA
      • Table Telefónica Group financial data – 2006 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica de España EBITDA – 2007 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica de España revenue by type (old style) –2007 - 2015
      • Table Telefónica de España fixed-line revenue by sector (historic) –2005 - 2011
      • Table Telefónica de España wireline line revenue by type – 2011 - 2015
      • Table Telefónica de España consumer and business wireline line revenue – 2015 - 2018
      • Table Telefónica de España access lines by service – 2005 - 2018
      • Table Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, old style) –2007 - 2014
      • Table Movistar wholesale broadband accesses (new style) –2014 - 2017
    • ORANGE SPAIN
      • Table Orange subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2018
      • Table Orange EBITDA, capex – 2007 - 2018
      • Table Orange revenue – 2007 - 2018
      • Jazztel
        • Table Jazztel financial data (historic) –2008 - 2015
        • Table Jazztel revenue by sector (historic, new style) –2012 - 2015
        • Table JAZZTEL broadband and mobile subscribers (historic) –2008 - 2015
    • VODAFONE ESPAÑA
      • Table Vodafone financial data (old style) –2008 - 2012
      • Table Vodafone revenue by type (£, new style) –2013 - 2017
      • Table Vodafone revenue by type (€) –2013 - 2018
      • Ono
        • Table Ono financial data by sector (historic) –2006 - 2014
        • Table Ono RGUs by sector (historic) –2006 - 2014
    • MÁSMÓVIL
  • TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE
    • OVERVIEW OF THE NATIONAL TELECOM NETWORK
      • Table Fixed-line traffic – 2003 - 2017
      • Table Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 - 2018
    • NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS (NGN)
      • Table NGN installed lines by access type – 2009 – 2017
    • INTERNATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE
      • Satellite networks
      • Submarine cable
  • SMART INFRASTRUCTURE
    • SMART CITIES – BARCELONA
  • DIGITAL ECONOMY
    • E-COMMERCE
      • Table E-commerce revenue – 2014 - 2016
      • Table E-commerce transactions – 2011 - 2016
      • Table Proportion of businesses with a website – 2005 - 2018
  • RELATED REPORTS

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