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

Synopsis

Spain’s telecom market in recent years has fallen steadily, with the sector affected by the poor economic climate exacerbated by high unemployment and reduced disposable income among consumers. However, a five-year recession, with falling GDP, effectively ended in 2014 when the economy showed a steady return to growth and this has been sustained since then: growing confidence among investors has been palpable since 2015, while economic growth is expected to be 3.1% for 2017. The improved business climate should augur well for the sector into 2018.

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 profiles of the main players. The report also assesses the main regulatory issues, noting the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling, number portability and carrier preselection.

Key developments:

EllaLink submarine cable connecting Spain with Brazil gets the go-ahead; Oran-Valencia (Orval) submarine cable now ready for service; government pressed to revitalise telecoms sector; new indirect access model introduced; Telefónica sells stake in Telxius network unit; revised wholesale broadband access regulations; regulator’s market data updates to August 2017, telcos’ operating and financial data to Q2 2017, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Orange, Telefónica, Jazztel, Ono, Vodafone.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Key statistics
  • 3. Country overview
  • 4. Telecommunications market
    • 4.1 Recent developments
    • 4.2 Market overview
  • 5. Regulatory environment
    • 5.1 Historical overview
    • 5.2 Regulatory authority
    • 5.3 General Telecommunications Act
    • 5.4 Telecom sector liberalisation
    • 5.5 Interconnect
    • 5.6 Access
    • 5.7 Number Portability (NP)
    • 5.8 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
    • 5.9 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)
  • 6. Fixed network operators
    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Telefónica
    • 6.3 Orange Spain
      • 6.3.1 Jazztel
    • 6.4 Vodafone España
      • 6.4.1 Ono
    • 6.5 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. Digital economy
    • 9.1 E-commerce
  • 10. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Country statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 2 – Telecom revenue and investment statistics – 2016
  • Table 3 – Telephone network statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 5 – Broadband statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 6 – Mobile statistics – 2017 (e)
  • Table 7 – National telecommunications authority
  • Table 8 – Telecom revenue, retail and wholesale – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 9 –Telecom revenue annual change – 2000 - 2016
  • Table 10 – Telecom retail revenue by sector – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 11 – Telecom retail revenue annual change, by sector – 2002 - 2016
  • Table 12 – Telecom investment and annual change – 2000 - 2015
  • Table 13 – Interconnection revenue – 2005 - 2016
  • Table 14 – Access lines by type (regulator data) – 2008 - 2017
  • Table 15 – Subscribers by type of access – 2006 - 2016
  • Table 16 – Fixed number portings – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 17 – Carrier PreSelection lines – 2006 – 20167
  • Table 18 – Fixed-line subscribers, by major operator – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 19 – Fixed-line subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2016
  • Table 20 – Fixed-lines in service by major operator – 2013 - 2016
  • Table 21 – Fixed-line (direct line) subscriber market share by major operator – 2010 – 2016s
  • Table 22 – Fixed-line price index (old style) – 2004 - 2011
  • Table 23 – Fixed-line price index (new style) – 2010 - 2016
  • Table 24 – Fixed-line revenue – 2008 - 2016
  • Table 25 – Telefónica Group financial data – 2006 - 2017
  • Table 26 – Telefónica de España EBITDA – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 27 – Telefónica de España revenue by type (old style) – 2007 - 2015
  • Table 28 – Telefónica de España fixed-line revenue by sector (historic) – 2005 - 2011
  • Table 29 – Telefónica de España wireline line revenue by type – 2011 - 2015
  • Table 30 – Telefónica de España consumer and business wireline line revenue – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 31 – Telefónica de España access lines by service – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 32 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, old style) – 2007 - 2014
  • Table 33 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, new style) – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 34 – Orange subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2017
  • Table 35 – Orange EBITDA, capex – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 36 – Orange revenue – 2007 - 2017
  • Table 37 – Jazztel financial data (historic) – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 38 – Jazztel revenue by sector (historic, new style) – 2012 - 2015
  • Table 39 – JAZZTEL broadband and mobile subscribers (historic) – 2008 - 2015
  • Table 40 – Vodafone financial data (old style) – 2008 - 2012
  • Table 41 – Vodafone revenue by type (new style) – 2013 - 2017
  • Table 42 – Ono financial data by sector (historic) – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 43 – Ono RGUs by sector (historic) – 2006 - 2014
  • Table 44 – Másmóvil mobile and broadband subscribers – 2015 - 2017
  • Table 45 – Másmóvil financial data – 2014 - 2017
  • Table 46 – Fixed-line traffic – 2003 - 2016
  • Table 47 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 - 2018
  • Table 48 – NGN installed 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 - 2017
  • Chart 4 – Telefónica de España access by service – 2005 – 2017
  • Chart 5 – Orange subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2017
  • Chart 6 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 – 2018
  • Exhibit 1 – Access and the local loop

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Last updated 9 Oct 2017
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Analyst: Henry Lancaster

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