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

Synopsis

In recent years the value of Spain’s telecom market has fallen steadily, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate which has contributed to 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 starting in 2015, and the improved business climate augurs well for the sector into 2017.

Mobile penetration is high and growing steadily if slowly, 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.

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 prepares to sell Telxius infrastructure business; Oran-Valencia (Orval) submarine cable expected to be ready for service in June 2017; 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 November 2016, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q4 2016, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange, Telefónica, Jazztel, Ono.

Table of Contents

  • 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
    • 6.7 Másmóvil
  • 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 – 2016 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2015
  • Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2016 (e)
  • Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 8 – Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 9 –Telecom revenue annual change – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 10 – Telecom retail revenue by sector – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Telecom retail revenue annual change, by sector – 2002 - 2015
  • Table 12 – Telecom investment and annual change – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Proportion of fixed-line and mobile traffic – 2000 - 2013
  • Table 14 – Interconnection revenue – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 15 – Access lines by type (regulator data) – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Subscribers by type of access – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 19 – Fixed number portings – 2007 - 2016
  • Table 20 – Carrier PreSelection lines – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 22 – Fixed-line subscribers, by major operator – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 24 – Fixed-line subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 23 – Fixed-lines in service by major operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 25 – Fixed-line (direct line) subscriber market share by major operator – 2010 – 2016s
  • Table 27 – Fixed-line price index (old style) – 2004 - 2011
  • Table 28 – Fixed-line price index (new style) – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 29 – Household penetration of telephony services, by type (historic) – 2004 - 2013
  • Table 30 – Household penetration of telecom and broadcasting services, by type (historic) – 2012 - 2013
  • Table 31 – Fixed-line revenue – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 32 – Telefónica Group financial data – 2006 - 2016
  • 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 – Másmóvil mobile and broadband subscribers – 2015 - 2016
  • Table 51 – Másmóvil financial data – 2014 - 2016
  • Table 51 – Fixed-line traffic – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 51 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 52 – NGN lines by access type – 2009 – 2016
  • Chart 1 – Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2016
  • Chart 2 – Telecom retail revenue by sector – 2005 - 2016
  • Chart 3 – Telefónica Group financial data – 2006 - 2016
  • 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 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
  • Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop

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Last updated 16 Feb 2017
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