Spain Telecommunications Report Q3 2016

Date: July 13, 2016
Pages: 69
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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BMI View: The latest data from Spain's telecoms regulator, the CNMC, for the end of 2015 show that fibre continues to grow as the main access technology for broadband internet services. In December 2015, the EC approved the regulator's proposal to open up Telefónica's fibre network in Spain. Although BMI welcomes this development, we maintain our view that the regulator needs to strike a balance between encouraging investment in new technologies and ensuring competitive markets as well as universal coverage. Zegona and MasMóvil are competing to become Spain's fourth major operator, which must be a converged player to be relevant against the three national actors. BMI believes that consolidation amongst the smaller players, adding Euskaltel, is the best way forward in the long term.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments
  • In March 2016, it was reported that TeliaSonera and Zegona had entered exclusive talks about the sale of Yoigo in the Spanish market. No financial details were released.
  • In December 2015, the European Commission approved the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)'s proposal to open up Telefónica's fibre network in Spain. Under the regulator's proposal, Telefónica will be required to share access to its network in all of Spain, except in 34 towns and cities where superfast internet is already being offered by three or more operators. Telefónica has threatened to stop the accelerated rollout of its Spanish fibre optic operations if the proposal is approved.
  • In 2015 (latest data), fibre-to-the-home connections rose by 155,000, surpassing 3.1mn. Most of these belong to Movistar. Total broadband lines reached 13.18mn in December 2015, with Vodafone España gaining a net total of 182,000 lines, Movistar gaining 76,000 and Orange España 1.79mn (a figure that includes the broadband customers served by JazzTel whose acquisition by Orange was finalised in late 2014).
  • We forecast only gradual growth in the number of mobile subscriptions, which are now expected to reach 51.218mn by 2020. However, 3G and 4G service uptake will be much more vibrant, with 40.615mn 3G/ 4G subscriptions by 2020 accounting for 79.3% of the market.
BMI Industry View
SWOT Analysis
Industry Forecast
Latest Updates
Structural Trends
  Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data & Forecasts (Spain 2013-2020)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index
  Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Index, Q3 2016
Spain Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Market Drivers And Trends
Wireline Voice And Broadband
  Table: Spain - Broadband Subscriptions By Technology ('000)
Regulatory Development
  Table: Regulatory Framework
Regulatory Developments
  Table: Key Developments
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Key Players In Spain Telecoms Sector
Mobile Operator Data
  Table: Mobile Market Overview
  Table: Movistar
  Table: Vodafone Spain
  Table: Orange Spain
  Table: Yoigo
Operator Profiles
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Spain 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Spain 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Spain 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Spain 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Spain 1990-2025)
  Table: Glossary Of Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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