New Market Report: Spain Telecommunications Report Q2 2016

New Fixed Networks market report from Business Monitor International: "Spain Telecommunications Report Q2 2016"

[ClickPress, Mon May 09 2016] The latest data from Spain ' s telecoms regulator, the CNMC , for the end of 2015 shows 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 Telefonica's fibre network in Spain. Although BMI welcome s 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.

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In December 2015 the European Commission (EC) approved the Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)'s proposal to open up Telefonica's fibre network in Spain. Under the regulator's proposal, Telefonica 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. Telefonica has threatened to stop the accelerated rollout of its Spanish fibre optic operations if the proposal is approved.

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In 2015, 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 Espana gaining a net total of 182,000 lines, Movistar gaining 76,000 and Orange Espana 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.

The Spain Telecommunications Report features BMI Research's independent industry forecasts on the future strength of Spain's ICT market, covering the fixed-line, mobile and internet segments and analyses latest regulatory developments and corporate news, including investment activity, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and partnerships. Leading operators and manufacturers are fully profiled, highlighting their quarterly financial performance, capital expenditure plans and latest contracts.

BMI's Spain Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and researchers, operators, equipment suppliers and vendors, corporate and financial services analysts and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the telecoms industry in Spain.

Key Benefits
Benchmark BMI's independent telecoms industry forecasts for Spain to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Spanish telecoms market.
Target business opportunities and risks in Spain's telecoms sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in Spain.

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