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


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

In recent years the value of Spain's telecom market has fallen, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate resulting in high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers. However, a five-year recession, with tumbling GDP, effectively ended in 2014 when the economy showed a steady return to growth for four quarters in succession. Growing confidence among investors was palpable during 2015, and the improved business climate augurs well for the sector into 2016.

Mobile penetration is high and growing steadily, while broadband uptake is backed by continuing investment in infrastructure among operators in a bid to provide improved bundled services and so 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. The newly elected conservative government will be pressed to implement policies which encourage the ICT sector, secure the development of NGNs and ensure that Spain has a vibrant telecoms infrastructure to enable it to compete in a global economy.

This report introduces the key aspects of the Spanish telecom market, providing statistics on the fixed-network services sector, and profiling the main players and their strategies to meet an increasingly competitive environment. The report also assesses the main regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Key developments:

Telefónica creates Telxius to manage global infrastructure assets, moves to a virtual network for a third of its international infrastructure by 2016; new government pressed to revitalise telecoms sector; Telefónica considers asset sales; regulator agrees to 6.8% increase in LLU charges; Telefónica develops new organisational structure; new indirect access model introduced; revised wholesale broadband access regulations; regulator's market data updates to October 2015, telcos' operating and financial data to Q3 2015, recent market developments.

Companies covered in this report:

Orange, Telefónica, Jazztel, Ono.


1. Synopsis
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Recent developments
4.2 Historical overview
4.2.1 Avanza Plan
4.2.2 General Telecommunications Act
5. Regulatory environment
5.1 Historical overview
5.2 EU regulatory framework
5.3 Revised NFR
5.4 Regulatory authority
5.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
5.6 Interconnect
5.7 Access
5.8 Number Portability (NP)
5.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
5.10 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
6. Fixed network operators
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Telefónica
6.2.1 Company restructure
6.2.2 Telefónica Digital
6.3 Orange
6.4 Vodafone España
6.5 Jazztel
6.6 Ono
6.6.1 Sale to Vodafone
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 Overview of the national telecom network
7.2 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
7.3 International infrastructure
7.3.1 Satellite networks
7.3.2 Submarine cable
7.4 IT developments
7.4.1 Cloud computing
8. Smart Infrastructure
8.1 Smart Cities Barcelona
9. Related reports
Table 1 Country statistics 2015 (e)
Table 2 Telecom revenue and investment statistics 2014
Table 3 Telephone network statistics 2015 (e)
Table 4 Internet user statistics 2015 (e)
Table 5 Broadband statistics 2015 (e)
Table 6 Mobile statistics 2015 (e)
Table 7 National telecommunications authority
Table 8 Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale 2000 - 2014
Table 9 Telecom revenue annual change 2000 - 2014
Table 10 Telecom retail revenue by sector 2005 - 2014
Table 11 Telecom retail revenue annual change, by sector 2002 - 2014
Table 12 Telecom investment and annual change 2000 - 2014
Table 13 Proportion of fixed-line and mobile traffic 2000 - 2013
Table 14 Interconnection revenue 2008 - 2015
Table 15 Access lines by type (regulator data) 2008 - 2013
Table 16 Subscribers by type of access 2006 - 2015
Table 17 NGA lines by platform 2011 - 2015
Table 18 NGA lines by operator 2010 - 2013
Table 19 Fixed number portings 2007 - 2015
Table 20 Carrier PreSelection lines 2006 - 2015
Table 21 Fixed-line market share of revenue by operators 2007 - 2011
Table 22 Fixed-line subscribers, by major operator 2008 - 2015
Table 23 Fixed-lines in service by major operator 2013 - 2015
Table 24 Fixed-line subscribers by minor operator 2009 - 2015
Table 25 Fixed-line (direct line) subscriber market share by major operator 2010 - 2013
Table 26 Fixed-line subscriber market share (Telefónica, cablecos) 2008 - 2013
Table 27 Fixed-line price index (old style) 2004 - 2011
Table 28 Fixed-line price index (new style) 2010 - 2015
Table 29 Household penetration of telephony services, by type 2004 - 2013
Table 30 Household penetration of telecom and broadcasting services, by type 2012 - 2013
Table 31 Fixed-line revenue 2008 - 2013
Table 32 Telefónica Group financial data 2006 - 2015
Table 33 Telefónica de España EBITDA 2007 - 2015
Table 34 Telefónica de España revenue by type 2007 - 2015
Table 35 Telefónica de España fixed-line revenue by sector (historic) 2005 - 2011
Table 36 Telefónica de España wireline line revenue by type 2011 - 2015
Table 37 Telefónica de España access lines by service 2005 - 2015
Table 38 Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, old style) 2007 - 2014
Table 39 Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, new style) 2014 - 2015
Table 40 Orange subscribers by sector 2005 - 2015
Table 41 Orange EBITDA, capex 2007 - 2015
Table 42 Orange revenue 2007 - 2015
Table 43 Vodafone financial data (old style) 2008 - 2012
Table 44 Vodafone revenue by type (new style) 2013 - 2016
Table 45 Jazztel financial data 2008 - 2015
Table 46 Jazztel revenue by sector (old style) 2008 - 2013
Table 47 Jazztel revenue by sector (new style) 2012 - 2015
Table 48 JAZZTEL broadband and mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Table 49 Ono financial data by sector 2006 - 2014
Table 50 Ono RGUs by sector 2006 - 2014
Table 51 Fixed lines in service and penetration 2003 - 2016
Table 52 NGN lines by access type 2010 - 2014
Chart 1 Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale 2000 - 2014
Chart 2 Telecom retail revenue by sector 2005 - 2014
Chart 3 Telefónica Group financial data 2006 - 2015
Chart 4 Telefónica de España revenue by type 2007 - 2015
Chart 5 Telefónica de España access by service 2005 2015
Chart 6 Orange subscribers by sector 2005 - 2015
Chart 7 Jazztel revenue by sector (new style) 2012 - 2015
Chart 8 JAZZTEL broadband and mobile subscribers 2008 - 2015
Chart 9 Ono financial data by sector 2006 2014
Chart 10 Ono residential RGUs by sector 2006 - 2014
Chart 11 Fixed lines in service and penetration 2003 2016
Exhibit 1 EU The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 Access and the local loop

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