Spain - Mobile Infrastructure, Operators and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

Synopsis

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 has also been increasing investment in network upgrades to support mobile data based on LTE 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. Másmóvil, operating under the Yoigo banner, has also become one of the main FttP providers in the country through its own network infrastructure as well as through network share agreements with Telefónica, Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain.

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.

Key developments:

  • Orange Spain teams up with Ericsson to trial 5G;
  • Vodafone Spain launches Spain’s first NB-IoT network;
  • Telefónica closes down its home security service based on M2M;
  • Government launches consultation on 5G technologies and services;
  • Telefónica contracts Nokia Networks to upgrade and expand its LTE networks;
  • Másmóvil sells passive infrastructure in 551 mobile towers;
  • Report update includes the regulator market’s data updates to June 2018, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Movistar, Orange Spain, Vodafone Spain, Lebara, Lycamobile, Másmóvil, YouMobile.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Market analysis
  • 3. Mobile statistics
    • 3.1 General statistics
    • 3.2 Operator market shares
    • 3.3 Mobile voice
    • 3.4 Mobile data
      • 3.4.1 Short Message Service (SMS)
      • 3.4.2 Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • 3.5 Mobile broadband
  • 4. Regulatory issues
    • 4.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • 4.1.1 Network sharing
      • 4.1.2 Spectrum trading and holding
      • 4.1.3 Licence auction 2005
      • 4.1.4 Spectrum auction 2011: 800MHz, 900MHz, 2.6GHz
      • 4.1.5 Spectrum auction 2016 – 2.6GHz, 3.5GHz
      • 4.1.6 Spectrum auction –3.7GHz
    • 4.2 Roaming
    • 4.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
    • 4.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
  • 5. Mobile infrastructure
    • 5.1 5G
    • 5.2 4G (LTE)
    • 5.3 3G
    • 5.4 Other infrastructure developments
      • 5.4.1 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
      • 5.4.2 Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 6. Major mobile operators
    • 6.1 Movistar
    • 6.2 Vodafone Spain
    • 6.3 Orange Spain
    • 6.4 Yoigo (Másmóvil)
    • 6.5 MVNOs
  • 7. Mobile content and applications
    • 7.1.1 Near Field Communications (NFC)
    • 7.1.2 M-commerce
    • 8. Related reports
    • Table 1 – Mobile retail market revenue and annual change– 2000 - 2018
    • Table 2 – Mobile market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2017
    • Table 3 – Mobile market revenue by contract and prepaid sectors – 2000 - 2017
    • Table 4 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2009
    • Table 5 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2019
    • Table 6 – Mobile price index – 2009 - 2016
    • Table 7 – Cost per invoiced minute of use: contract, prepaid; all operators – 2001 - 2016
    • Table 8 – Mobile subscribers by technology platform – 2002 - 2014
    • Table 9 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid, contract – 2006 - 2018
    • Table 10 – Base stations in service, by technology – 2001 - 2015
    • Table 11 – Mobile subscriber market share by operator – 2004 - 2018
    • Table 12 – Mobile traffic prepaid and contract in minutes – 2000 - 2017
    • Table 13 – SMS revenue and messages sent – 2005 - 2017
    • Table 14 – MMS revenue and messages sent – 2004 - 2017
    • Table 15 – Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2018
    • Table 16 – Mobile broadband (data only) subscribers by operator – 2014 - 2017
    • Table 17 – Mobile broadband lines by type (voice and data) – 2011 - 2018
    • Table 18 – Mobile broadband penetration – 2011 - 2018
    • Table 19 – Mobile broadband traffic – 2012 - 2017
    • Table 20 – Mobile broadband revenue and annual change – 2003 - 2017
    • Table 21 – Cost of mobile broadband services – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 22 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2016
    • Table 23 – European data roaming charges – 2014 - 2017
    • Table 24 – Annual number portings – 2002 - 2018
    • Table 25 – Mobile interconnection revenue – 2003 - 2014
    • Table 26 – Mobile termination rates by operator – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 27 – Movistar LTE subscribers and penetration – 2014 - 2018
    • Table 28 – M2M lines – 2004 - 2018
    • Table 29 – Movistar mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
    • Table 30 – Movistar ARPU – 2005 - 2015
    • Table 31 – Movistar mobile financial data – 2006 - 2015
    • Table 32 – Vodafone revenue by type (old style) – 2007 - 2013
    • Table 33 – Vodafone service revenue by type (new style, €) – 2013 - 2018
    • Table 34 – Vodafone mobile service revenue by type – 2016 - 2018
    • Table 35 – Vodafone mobile subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2006 - 2018
    • Table 36 – Vodafone mobile voice traffic statistics – 2006 - 2016
    • Table 37 – Vodafone mobile data traffic statistics – 2006 - 2018
    • Table 38 – Vodafone ARPU – 2006 - 2018
    • Table 39 – Vodafone Spain customer churn – 2007 - 2018
    • Table 40 – Vodafone mobile customer retention cost – 2007 - 2018
    • Table 41 – Orange mobile subscribers prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2018
    • Table 42 – Orange mobile service revenue – 2006 - 2018
    • Table 43 – Orange ARPU by sector (annual rolling) – 2005 - 2014
    • Table 44 – Orange ARPU/ARPO by sector (per month) – 2012 - 2018
    • Table 45 – Orange mobile customer acquisition costs – 2007 - 2016
    • Table 46 – Orange customer churn – 2007 - 2018
    • Table 47 – Yoigo subscribers – 2007 - 2018
    • Table 48 – Historic - Yoigo financial data – 2008 - 2016
    • Table 49 – Historic - Yoigo mobile service revenue – 2012 - 2016
    • Table 50 – Yoigo financial data (€) – 2016 - 2018
    • Table 51 – MVNO mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 - 2018
    • Chart 1 – Mobile market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2017
    • Chart 2 – Mobile market revenue by contract and prepaid sectors – 2000 - 2017
    • Chart 3 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2005 - 2019
    • Chart 4 – Cost per invoiced minute of use: contract, prepaid; all operators – 2001 - 2016
    • Chart 5 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid, contract – 2006 - 2018
    • Chart 6 – Subscriber market share by operator – 2004 – 2018
    • Chart 7 – Mobile traffic prepaid and contract in minutes – 2000 - 2017
    • Chart 8 – Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2010 – 2018
    • Chart 9 – Movistar mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2018
    • Chart 10 – Movistar ARPU – 2005 - 2015
    • Chart 11 – Vodafone revenue by type (new style) – 2013 - 2018
    • Chart 12 – Vodafone mobile subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2006 - 2018
    • Chart 13 – Orange mobile subscribers prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2018
    • Chart 14 – Yoigo subscribers – 2007 - 2018
    • Chart 15 – Historic - Yoigo financial data – 2008 - 2015
    • Exhibit 1 – 3G licence results in Spain – March 2000
    • Exhibit 2 – Overview of spectrum allocations – 2011
    • Exhibit 3 – 3.6GHz auction results – July 2018
    • Exhibit 4 – Overview of MVNOs

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Last updated 19 Oct 2018
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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