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Spain - Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media - Statistics and Analyses

Published By :

BuddeComm

Published Date : Feb 2017

Category :

Broadband

No. of Pages : 131 Pages

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.

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 MTRs, has driven down the cost of mobile calls in recent years though the number of subscribers has fallen since 2011 as customers cancel multiple SIM card ownership in response to the economic crisis. The market has seen considerable changes in recent years, including the acquisition of Yoigo by Másmóvil and the release of 900MHz frequencies for mobile broadband use. 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. The auction of additional spectrum in 2016 is helping operators keep pace with the growth in demand for mobile data. Both Orange Spain and Vodafone Spain have acquired fixed-line operators in a bid to compete more effectively with Movistar in their bundled service offerings.

Broadband penetration is on a par with the EU average. Subscribers continue to contend with relatively high access price, though access speeds have recently begun to improve in line with upgraded networks. The incumbent telco Telefónica, operating under the Movistar brand, has invested in fibre infrastructure while cablecos now commonly provide data at up to 300Mb/s. The regulator has in recent years promoted fibre network sharing, and has developed a pricing structure for shared fibre infrastructure. In early 2017 it formulated new conditions for wholesale access to Telefónica’s fibre networks covering some 65% of the population. In the cable sector, Vodafone Spain is in the process of delivering DOSCIS3.1 technology capable of providing data at above 1Gb/s.

The strong growth in the number of fibre broadband connections is beginning to tell on the sector’s dynamics. Although several operators are investing in fibre, either in their own networks or through sharing arrangements, Telefónica is by far the dominant player.

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. In addition the report provides statistics and market analyses on the 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, i-mode, HSPA, LTE, 5G and mobile TV. The report also covers the fixed and wireless broadband markets, together with developments in related technologies such as fibre and broadband powerline. It includes broadband subscriber forecasts to 2021.

Key developments:

  • Telefónica prepares to sell Telxius infrastructure business;
  • Oran-Valencia (Orval) submarine cable expected to be ready for service in June 2017;
  • Vodafone Spain launches Spain’s first NB-IoT network;
  • Vodafone and Orange launch VoLTE and VoWi-Fi services;
  • Orange planning to provide 95% population coverage with LTE by 2017;
  • Telia sells its stake in Yoigo to Másmóvil;
  • Vodafone Spain contracts Huawei to upgrade its HFC network with DOCSIS3.1;
  • Movistar boosts fibre to 300Mb/s;
  • Report update includes the 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 Spain, Telefónica, Jazztel, Ono, Movistar, Vodafone Spain, Lebara, Lycamobile, Másmóvil, YouMobile, Canal+, Prisa.

Table of Content

1. Key statistics
1.1 Country overview

2. Telecommunications market
2.1 Recent developments
2.2 Historical overview
2.2.1 Avanza Plan
2.2.2 General Telecommunications Act

3. Regulatory environment
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 EU regulatory framework
3.3 Revised NFR
3.4 Regulatory authority
3.5 Telecom sector liberalisation
3.6 Interconnect
3.7 Access
3.8 Number Portability (NP)
3.9 Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
3.10 Wholesale Line Rental (WLR)

4. Fixed network operators
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Telefónica
4.2.1 Company restructure
4.2.2 Telefónica Digital
4.3 Orange
4.3.1 Jazztel
4.4 Vodafone España
4.4.1 Ono
4.5 Másmóvil

5. Telecommunications infrastructure
5.1 Overview of the national telecom network
5.2 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
5.3 International infrastructure
5.3.1 Satellite networks
5.3.2 Submarine cable
5.4 IT developments
5.4.1 Cloud computing
5.5 Smart Infrastructure
5.5.1 Smart Cities – Barcelona
6. Broadband market

6.1 Introduction and statistical overview
6.1.1 Market analysis
6.1.2 Government initiatives
6.1.3 Broadband statistics
6.1.4 Forecasts – broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021
6.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
6.2.1 Ono
6.3 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
6.3.1 Movistar
6.3.2 Other DSL developments
6.3.3 ADSL2+
6.3.4 VDSL
6.4 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6.4.1 Regulatory issues
6.4.2 Fibre market
6.4.3 Movistar
6.4.4 Vodafone – Orange joint venture
6.4.5 Jazztel
6.4.6 Other developments
6.5 Other fixed broadband services
6.5.1 Wireless Local Loop (WLL)
6.5.2 Wi-Fi
6.5.3 WiMAX
6.5.4 Satellite broadband
6.5.5 Broadband Powerline (BPL)

7. Digital media
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Bundled services
7.3 Videostreaming
7.3.1 Telefónica
7.3.2 Jazztel
7.3.3 Orange
7.3.4 Netflix
7.3.5 Other developments
7.4 Communications: VoIP
7.5 Digital TV
7.5.1 Regulatory environment
7.5.2 Pay DTTV
7.5.3 Interactive TV
7.5.4 Cable TV (CATV)
7.5.5 Satellite TV
7.5.6 Digital Terrestrial TV (DTTV)

8. Digital economy
8.1 E-commerce

9. Mobile communications
9.1 Market analysis
9.2 Mobile statistics
9.2.1 General statistics
9.2.2 Operator market shares
9.2.3 Mobile voice
9.2.4 Mobile data
9.2.5 Mobile broadband
9.3 Regulatory issues
9.3.1 Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
9.3.2 Roaming
9.3.3 Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
9.3.4 Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
9.4 Mobile infrastructure
9.4.1 Digital networks
9.4.2 Other infrastructure developments
9.4.3 Femtocells
9.4.4 Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
9.4.5 Internet of Things (IoT)
9.5 Major mobile operators
9.5.1 Movistar
9.5.2 Vodafone Spain
9.5.3 Orange
9.5.4 Yoigo (Xfera Moviles)
9.5.5 MVNOs
9.6 Mobile content and applications
9.6.1 M-TV

List of Table

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 17 – Fixed number portings – 2007 - 2016
Table 18 – Carrier PreSelection lines – 2006 - 2016
Table 19 – Fixed-line subscribers, by major operator – 2008 - 2016
Table 20 – Fixed-line subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2016
Table 21 – Fixed-lines in service by major operator – 2013 - 2016
Table 22 – Fixed-line (direct line) subscriber market share by major operator – 2010 – 2016s
Table 23 – Fixed-line price index (old style) – 2004 - 2011
Table 24 – Fixed-line price index (new style) – 2010 - 2016
Table 25 – Household penetration of telephony services, by type (historic) – 2004 - 2013
Table 26 – Household penetration of telecom and broadcasting services, by type (historic) – 2012 - 2013
Table 27 – Fixed-line revenue – 2008 - 2016
Table 28 – Telefónica Group financial data – 2006 - 2016
Table 29 – Telefónica de España EBITDA – 2007 - 2016
Table 30 – Telefónica de España revenue by type – 2007 - 2015
Table 31 – Telefónica de España fixed-line revenue by sector (historic) – 2005 - 2011
Table 32 – Telefónica de España wireline line revenue by type – 2011 - 2015
Table 33 – Telefónica de España consumer and business wireline line revenue – 2015 - 2016
Table 34 – Telefónica de España access lines by service – 2005 - 2016
Table 35 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, old style) – 2007 - 2014
Table 36 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain, new style) – 2014 - 2015
Table 37 – Orange subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2016
Table 38 – Orange EBITDA, capex – 2007 - 2016
Table 39 – Orange revenue – 2007 - 2016
Table 40 – Jazztel financial data (historic) – 2008 - 2015
Table 41 – Jazztel revenue by sector (historic, new style) – 2012 - 2015
Table 42 – JAZZTEL broadband and mobile subscribers (historic) – 2008 - 2015
Table 43 – Vodafone financial data (old style) – 2008 - 2012
Table 44 – Vodafone revenue by type (new style) – 2013 - 2017
Table 45 – Ono financial data by sector (historic) – 2006 - 2014
Table 46 – Ono RGUs by sector (historic) – 2006 - 2014
Table 47 – Másmóvil mobile and broadband subscribers – 2015 - 2016
Table 48 – Másmóvil financial data – 2014 - 2016
Table 49 – Fixed-line traffic – 2003 - 2016
Table 50 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 - 2018
Table 51 – NGN lines by access type – 2009 – 2016
Table 52 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
Table 53 – Total internet market revenue – 2006 - 2016
Table 54 – Historic - Internet users and penetration rate – 1996 - 2009
Table 55 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 56 – Dial-up internet subscribers – 2005 - 2013
Table 57 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, fibre, total – 2001 - 2017
Table 58 – Fixed-line broadband penetration – 2001 - 2017
Table 59 – Annual growth of broadband subscriptions by technology – 2004 - 2016
Table 60 – Fixed broadband lines by data rate – 2004 - 2016
Table 61 – Broadband lines by major operator – 2009 - 2016
Table 62 – Broadband lines by minor operator – 2009 - 2015
Table 63 – Share of broadband lines by operator – 2009 - 2015
Table 64 – Broadband penetration by technology – 2004 - 2015
Table 65 – Broadband revenue by technology – 2008 - 2016
Table 66 – Broadband traffic – 2011 - 2015
Table 67 – Average traffic per broadband connection – 2011 - 2014
Table 68 – Forecast broadband subscribers –– 2016; 2018; 2021
Table 69 – Cable subscribers by operator – 2007 - 2016
Table 70 – Ono financial data by sector – 2006 - 2014
Table 71 – Ono RGUs by sector– 2006 - 2014
Table 72 – DSL subscribers by major operator – 2009 - 2015
Table 73 – DSL subscribers by minor operator – 2009 - 2015
Table 74 –DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2016
Table 75 – Movistar naked DSL subscribers – 2009 - 2014
Table 76 – Movistar internet subscribers (Spain) – 2006 - 2016
Table 77 – Movistar internet revenue by sector (Spain, historic) – 2007 - 2011
Table 78 – Movistar wholesale broadband accesses by sector (Spain) – 2007 - 2016
Table 79 – Jazztel broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2015
Table 80 – FttP subscribers, consumers and business – 2008 - 2016
Table 81 – FttP lines by operator – 2009 - 2016
Table 82 – FttX lines installed – 2009 - 2014
Table 83 – FttP revenue – 2009 - 2016
Table 84 – Movistar fibre (Fusión) broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
Table 85 – Vodafone Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
Table 86 – Orange Spain broadband subscribers – 2012 - 2016
Table 87 – Orange Spain broadband ARPU – 2012 - 2016
Table 88 – Wi-Fi hotspots in service – 2003 - 2012
Table 89 – Wi-Fi/WiMAX/LMDS subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 90 – Satellite broadband subscribers – 2009 - 2015
Table 91 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 – 2016
Table 92 – Pay and FTA revenue – 2010 – 2016
Table 93 – Bundled services subscribers by package – 2006 - 2016
Table 94 – Market share of quintuple play services by provider – 2012 - 2014
Table 95 – Market share of quad play services by provider – 2012 - 2014
Table 96 – Pay TV service bundles by type – 2013 - 2016
Table 97 – IPTV revenue – 2005 - 2016
Table 98 –IPTV subscribers – 2005 - 2016
Table 99 – Telefónica pay-TV subscribers – 2008 - 2016
Table 100 – Orange IPTV subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 101 – VoIP lines in service – 2009 - 2014
Table 102 – Orange Spain VoIP subscribers – 2012 - 2015
Table 103 – TV revenue by platform – 2002 - 2016
Table 104 – Pay TV market subscribers by technology – 2002 - 2016
Table 105 – Digital TV revenue by major operator – 2007 - 2016
Table 106 – Pay TV subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
Table 107 – Cable TV subscribers – 1999 - 2016
Table 108 – Cable TV revenue – 2004 - 2016
Table 109 – Ono cable TV RGUs – 2006 - 2014
Table 110 – Satellite TV subscribers – 1997 – 2016
Table 111 – Satellite broadcasting revenue – 2004 - 2015
Table 112 – Satellite revenue from subscribers – 2010 - 2016
Table 113 – Prisa Group financial data – 2008 - 2016
Table 114 – Prisa (Canal+) DTH subscribers – 2002 - 2014
Table 115 – DTTV subscribers – 2009 - 2015
Table 116 – DTTV revenue – 2010 - 2016
Table 117 – E-commerce revenue – 2014 - 2016
Table 118 – Proportion of businesses with a website – 2005 - 2016
Table 119 – Proportion of businesses providing online financial/banking – 2005 - 2016
Table 120 – Proportion of businesses receiving/making orders online – 2007 - 2016
Table 121 – Mobile retail market revenue and annual change– 2000 - 2016
Table 122 – Mobile market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2016
Table 123 – Mobile market revenue by contract and prepaid sectors – 2000 - 2016
Table 124 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1997; 1999 - 2009
Table 125 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2010 - 2018
Table 126 – Mobile price index – 2009 - 2016
Table 127 – Cost per invoiced minute of use: contract, prepaid; all operators – 2001 - 2016
Table 128 – Mobile subscribers by technology platform – 2001 - 2014
Table 129 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid, contract – 2006 - 2016
Table 130 – Base stations in service, by technology – 2001 - 2015
Table 131 – Mobile subscriber market share by operator – 2004 - 2016
Table 132 – Mobile traffic prepaid and contract in minutes – 2000 - 2016
Table 133 – SMS revenue and messages sent – 2005 - 2016
Table 134 – MMS revenue and messages sent – 2004 - 2016
Table 135 – Mobile broadband subscribers by operator – 2010 - 2016
Table 136 – Mobile broadband (data only) subscribers by operator – 2014 - 2016
Table 137 – Mobile broadband lines by type (voice and data) – 2011 - 2016
Table 138 – Mobile broadband penetration – 2011 - 2016
Table 139 – Mobile broadband traffic – 2012 - 2016
Table 140 – Mobile broadband revenue and annual change – 2003 - 2016
Table 141 – Cost of mobile broadband services – 2012 - 2016
Table 142 – European roaming charges – 2007 – 2014
Table 143 – European retail voice and data roaming charges – 2012 - 2014
Table 144 – European wholesale voice and data roaming charges – 2012 - 2014
Table 145 – Annual number portings – 2002 - 2016
Table 146 – Mobile termination rates by operator – 2007 - 2013
Table 147 – Mobile interconnection revenue – 2003 - 2014
Table 148 – Movistar LTE subscribers and penetration – 2014 - 2015
Table 149 – M2M lines – 2004 - 2016
Table 150 – Movistar mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
Table 151 – Movistar ARPU – 2005 - 2015
Table 152 – Movistar mobile financial data – 2006 - 2015
Table 153 – Vodafone revenue by type (old style) – 2007 - 2013
Table 154 – Vodafone revenue by type (new style) – 2013 - 2017
Table 155 – Vodafone mobile subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2006 - 2016
Table 156 – Vodafone mobile traffic statistics – 2006 - 2016
Table 157 – Vodafone ARPU – 2006 - 2016
Table 158 – Vodafone Spain customer churn – 2007 - 2016
Table 159 – Vodafone mobile customer retention cost – 2007 - 2017
Table 160 – Orange mobile subscribers prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2016
Table 161 – Orange mobile service revenue – 2006 - 2016
Table 162 – Orange ARPU by sector (annual rolling) – 2005 - 2014
Table 163 – Orange ARPU by sector (per month) – 2012 - 2016
Table 164 – Orange mobile customer acquisition costs – 2007 - 2016
Table 165 – Orange customer churn – 2007 - 2016
Table 166 – Yoigo subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Table 167 – Yoigo financial data – 2008 - 2016
Table 168 – Yoigo mobile service revenue – 2012 - 2016
Table 169 – MVNO mobile subscribers and market share – 2006 - 2016
Table 170 – Mobile TV subscribers by operator – 2008 - 2014
Table 171 – Mobile TV revenue – 2007 – 2015

List of Chart

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 – 2016
Chart 6 – Orange subscribers by sector – 2005 - 2016
Chart 7 – Fixed lines in service and penetration – 2003 – 2018
Chart 8 – Broadband revenue, DSL and cable – 2003 - 2016
Chart 9 – Total broadband subscribers, DSL, cable, total – 2001 - 2017
Chart 10 – Number of broadband lines by data speed – 2004 – 2016
Chart 11 – Audiovisual revenue by service – 2007 - 2016
Chart 12 – Mobile market revenue by sector – 2006 - 2016
Chart 13 – Mobile market revenue by contract and prepaid sectors – 2000 - 2016
Chart 14 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2004 - 2018
Chart 15 – Cost per invoiced minute of use: contract, prepaid; all operators – 2001 - 2016
Chart 16 – Mobile subscribers: prepaid, contract – 2006 - 2016
Chart 17 – Subscriber market share by operator – 2004 – 2016
Chart 18 – Mobile traffic prepaid and contract in minutes – 2000 - 2016
Chart 19 – Movistar mobile subscribers – 2005 - 2016
Chart 20 – Movistar ARPU – 2005 - 2015
Chart 21 – Vodafone revenue by type (new style) – 2013 - 2017
Chart 22 – Vodafone mobile subscribers and proportion prepaid – 2006 - 2016
Chart 23 – Orange mobile subscribers prepaid and contract – 2005 - 2016
Chart 24 – Yoigo subscribers – 2007 - 2016
Chart 25 – Yoigo financial data – 2008 - 2016
Exhibit 1 – EU – The New Regulatory Framework (NRF)
Exhibit 2 – Access and the local loop
Exhibit 3 – Narrowband and broadband wireless licensees – 2000
Exhibit 4 – Definitions of video streaming and IPTV
Exhibit 5 – 3G licence results in Spain – March 2000
Exhibit 6 – Overview of spectrum allocations – 2011
Exhibit 7 – Overview of MVNOs

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