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.
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 launches home security service based on M2M; Orange Spain investing up to €1.5 billion to provide 95% population coverage with LTE by end-2017; government launches consultation on 5G technologies and services; Telefónica contracts Nokia Networks to upgrade and expand its LTE networks; mobile revenue continues to fall in line with a decline in the number of subscribers; number portability placing greater pressure on operators; report update includes the regulator market’s data updates to August 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.
Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, Lebara, Lycamobile, Másmóvil, YouMobile.
Number of pages 47
Last updated 5 Dec 2017
Analyst: Henry Lancaster
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