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Introduction

Many indicators suggest that the telecoms market in Spain is at something of a standstill, but the National Commission for Markets and Competition’s (CNMC) action plan for 2015 seemed to have the potential to change this.

Highlights

  • FTTH continues to drive the growth of broadband in Spain; in September 2015 more than 150,000 new FTTH lines were added and the total now stands at nearly 2.6 million lines.

Features and Benefits

  • Offers details of the relevant regulated markets and the players identified as dominant in these markets.
  • Provides a detailed understanding of the regulatory environment in Spain.

Key questions answered

  • What remedies are imposed at the retail and wholesale levels for fixed and mobile services in Spain?
  • What are the current regulation and telecoms policies in Spain?

Table of contents

Summary

  • In brief
  • Ovum view

Regulatory framework

  • National regulatory authority
  • Key legislation and regulation
  • Current status of market analysis

Spectrum

  • Spectrum policy
  • Wireless licensing

Wholesale fixed regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Voice interconnection
  • Wholesale access
  • Wholesale broadband services

Wholesale mobile regulation

  • Services subject to regulation
  • Mobile termination charges
  • Wholesale access for MVNOs

Other services subject to regulation

  • Services subject to regulation in Spain
  • The retail market
  • The regulation of bundles
  • Quality of service
  • Advertising of broadband speeds
  • Terminating and switching out of contracts
  • VoIP
  • Fixed number portability
  • Mobile number portability
  • Numbering policy

Universal service

  • Universal service obligation

Markets susceptible to regulation

  • Markets subject to ex-ante regulation in Spain

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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