Spain Telecom Marketplace Examined by BuddeComm in Its New Topical Report Recently Added at MarketPublishers.com

01 Nov 2017 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Spain’s telecom marketplace has fallen steadily over the recent years on account of the poor state of the economy aggravated by high unemployment levels and decreased disposable income in households. Still, a 5-year recession, with declining GDP, effectively ended in 2014 when the economy demonstrated a steady recovery and embarked on a sustainable growth trajectory: growing investor confidence has been perceivable since 2015, whilst economic growth is poised to be 3.1% for 2017. The enhanced business climate is destined to augur well for the market into 2018.

Spain boasts one of the biggest mobile markets amid the European countries, with efficient competition from 4 MNOs and a surging number of MVNOs and resellers. This competition, alongside regulated roaming tariffs and mobile termination rates (MTRs), has contributed to the reduction of mobile call costs. The market has observed huge changes over the last years, including Másmóvil’s acquisition of Yoigo and, hence, turning of the former into a full service provider. There has also been an increase in investments in network upgrades to support LTE and HSPA+ technologies, whilst MNOs and vendors are also pouring money into 5G services and technologies.

Recently, the country’s broadband sector has seen a shift from copper to fibre infrastructure. By mid-2017, fibre broadband subscriber figures outnumbered those on DSL for the first time ever.

Topical research report “Spain - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses” drawn up by BuddeComm sheds light on the market on a national level.

The study limelights the important aspects of the domestic telecom sector, providing statistical figures for the fixed-network services sector, and profiles of the leading players. The research also evaluates the key regulatory themes, identifying the status of interconnection, local loop unbundling (LLU), number mobility and carrier pre-selection. Furthermore, the report examines the mobile sector, giving deep insights into regulatory issues, analyses the top providers and offers information on the progress in the building-out of technologies such as M2M, LTE and 5G. The publication reviews the country’s fixed and wireless broadband sectors, along with developments in such related technologies as fibre, and broadband powerline.

More publications by this publisher are available at BuddeComm online page at MarketPublishers.com.

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