Spain: LTE and Fiber Deployment to Drive Growth as Market Consolidates

Spain: LTE and Fiber Deployment to Drive Growth as Market Consolidates


‘Spain: LTE and Fiber Deployment to Drive Growth as Market Consolidates,’ a new Country Intelligence Report by Pyramid Research, offers a precise, incisive profile of Spain’s mobile and fixed telecommunications and pay-TV markets based on comprehensive proprietary data and insights from our research in the Spanish market. Published annually, this presentation-quality, executive-level report provides detailed analysis of the near-term opportunities, competitive dynamics and evolution of demand by service type and technology/platform across the fixed telephony, broadband, mobile and pay-TV sectors, as well as a review of key regulatory trends.

Key Findings

  • In 2014, Spain’s telecom services market generated $27.3bn, down 7.3% from 2013. The market is the fifth largest telecom services market in Western Europe and has been suffering from total revenue losses since 2009. Despite consolidation of the market in 2014 to reduce churn and increase ARPS, total service revenue is expected to further decline until 2017 before picking up in 2018, to reach $26.2bn in 2019. We expect broadband Internet and mobile data to be key growth drivers of service revenue.
  • As of 2014, the Spanish telecom market is a consolidated market dominated by three integrated players: Movistar, Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain. These top three operators offer fixed, broadband, pay-TV and mobile services on a stand-alone basis or as multiplay packages. Pyramid Research expects their shares to account for 80% of total service revenue in 2014 (including ONO and Jazztel). Movistar is the leader in the fixed and mobile market, as well as in IPTV, while ONO controls the cable market segment. By acquiring ONO in 2014, Vodafone is aiming to compete against Movistar, as is Orange, which launched a voluntary offer that same year to buy Jazztel, a merger that we expect to be finalized in H1 2015. Following these strategic positionings, we expect operators’ market shares to change by 2019, with Movistar losing its leadership of the telecom market.
  • FTTH/B and LTE deployment will dominate network development over the forecast period, driven by the increase in multiplay packages on the one side and the increasing smartphone and tablet penetration on the other. FTTH/B subscriptions are expected to reach 10m by 2019 (34% of technology adoption) and LTE subscriptions to 50.8m (81.3% of all mobile subscriptions).
  • FTTH/B, LTE and offerings such as smart services and e-services will be major sources of opportunities and investment through 2019.

This report provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Spain today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2019. It delivers deep quantitative and qualitative insight into Spain’s telecom market, analyzing key trends, evaluating near-term opportunities and assessing risk factors, based on proprietary data from Pyramid Research’s databases.The Country Intelligence Report provides in-depth analysis of the following:
  • Regional context: telecom market size and trends in Spain compared with other countries in the region.
  • Economic, demographic and political context in Spain.
  • The regulatory environment and trends: a review of the regulatory setting and agenda for the next 18-24 months as well as relevant developments pertaining to spectrum licensing, national broadband plans, number portability and more.
  • A demand profile: analysis as well as historical figures and forecasts of service revenue from the fixed telephony (including VoIP), broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV markets.
  • Service evolution: a look at changes in the breakdown of overall revenue between the fixed/pay-TV and mobile sectors and between voice, data and video from 2014 to 2019.
  • The competitive landscape: an examination of key trends in competition and in the performance, revenue market shares and expected moves of service providers over the next 18-24 months.
  • In-depth sector analysis of fixed telephony, broadband, mobile voice, mobile data and pay-TV services: a quantitative analysis of service adoption trends by network technology and by operator, as well as of average revenue per line/subscription and service revenue through the end of the forecast period.
  • Main opportunities: this section details the near-term opportunities for operators, vendors and investors in Spain’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
Reasons To Buy
  • This Country Intelligence Report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Spain’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets, service providers and key opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying Pyramid Research’s Forecast products, the report examines the assumptions and drivers behind ongoing and upcoming trends in Spain’s mobile communications, fixed telephony/VoIP, broadband and pay-TV markets, including the evolution of service provider market shares.
  • With more than 20 charts and tables, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision-makers built around in-depth information gathered from local market players, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Spain’s telecommunications and pay-TV markets.
  • The broad perspective of the report coupled with comprehensive, actionable detail will help operators, equipment vendors and other telecom industry players succeed in the challenging telecommunications market in Spain.

Executive summary 3
Market and competitor overview
Regional context
Economic, demographic and political context
Regulatory environment
Demand profile
Service evolution
Competitive landscape
Major market players
Segment analysis
Mobile services
Fixed services
Identifying opportunities
Overall market opportunities

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