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Spain Telecommunications Report Q4 2016

  • September 2016
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  • Business Monitor International
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  • 66 pages

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In December 2015, the EC approved the regulator's proposal to open up Telefónica's fibrenetwork in Spain. Although we welcome this development, we maintain our view that the regulator needs tostrike a balance between encouraging investment in new technologies and ensuring competitive markets aswell as universal coverage. Meanwhile, reports suggest that MásMóvil has overtaken Zegona as thefrontrunner to acquire Yoigo from Telia in the Spanish mobile market. MásMóvil acquiring Yoigo wouldconfirm our view that a solid fourth player in the Spanish market must be a converged actor.

Latest Updates And Industry Developments


- In March 2016, it was reported that TeliaSonera and Zegona had entered exclusive talks about the saleof Yoigo in the Spanish market; however, in June reports suggested that MásMóvil has overtakenZegona as the frontrunner to acquire Yoigo.

- In December 2015, the European Commission approved the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y laCompetencia (CNMC)'s proposal to open up Telefónica's fibre network in Spain. Under the regulator'sproposal, Telefónica will be required to share access to its network in all of Spain, except in 34 towns andcities where superfast internet is already being offered by three or more operators. Telefónica hasthreatened to stop the accelerated rollout of its Spanish fibre optic operations if the proposal is approved.

- In 2015 (latest data), fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections rose by 155,000, surpassing 3.1mn. Most ofthese belong to Movistar. Total broadband lines reached 13.18mn in December 2015, with VodafoneEspaña gaining a net total of 182,000 lines, Movistar gaining 76,000 and Orange España 1.79mn (afigure that includes the broadband customers served by JazzTel whose acquisition by Orange wasfinalised in late 2014).

- We forecast only gradual growth in the number of mobile subscriptions, which are now expected to reach51.218mn 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.

Table Of Contents

Spain Telecommunications Report Q4 2016
BMI Industry View 7
SWOT Analysis 9
Telecoms 9
Industry Forecast 11
Latest Updates 11
Structural Trends 11
Table: Telecoms Sector - Historical Data and Forecasts (Spain 2013-2020) 14
Industry Risk/Reward Index 15
Western Europe Risk/Reward Index 15
Table: Western Europe Risk/Reward Index, Q4 2016 17
Spain Risk/Reward Index 18
Market Overview 20
Market Drivers And Trends 20
Mobile 21
Wireline Voice And Broadband 26
Table: Spain - Broadband Subscriptions By Technology ('000) 28
Pay-TV/Convergence 28
Regulatory Development 32
Main Development 33
Other Developments 33
Competitive Landscape 34
Table: Key Players In Spain Telecoms Sector 34
Mobile Operator Data 34
Table: Mobile Market Overview 34
Table: Movistar 35
Table: Vodafone Spain 37
Table: Orange Spain 39
Table: Yoigo 40
Operator Profiles 42
Orange 42
Telefónica 46
Vodafone 51
Demographic Forecast 55
Demographic Outlook 55
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Spain 1990-2025) 56
Table: Key Population Ratios (Spain 1990-2025) 56
Table: Urban/Rural Population and Life Expectancy (Spain 1990-2025) 57
Table: Population By Age Group (Spain 1990-2025) 57
Table: Population By Age Group % (Spain 1990-2025) 58
Glossary 60
Table: Glossary Of Terms 60
Methodology 62
Industry Forecast Methodology 62
Sources 64
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 64
Table: Risk/Reward Index Indicators 65
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 66

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