Spain’s economy is the fifth-largest in Europe behind Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Italy.
As a developed country, its telecom industry is mature with 49.0 million mobile connections.
There are 4 giant telecom operators in Spain, they are Movistar, Orange, Vodafone, and Yoigo.
Except for these four giants, there are other smaller telecom operators.
Today we will introduce 5 telecom operators in Spain.
Movistar is a major telecommunications provider owned by Telefónica, operating in Spain and Hispanic American countries. It is the largest provider of landline, broadband, mobile services and pay television (Movistar+) in Spain.
The Movistar brand has been in use in Spain since the launch of GSM services in 1995. The name became effective worldwide on April 5, 2005, after Telefónica purchased the BellSouth mobile operations branch in South America. After the purchase of O2 in 2005 by Telefónica, the company announced that the «O2» brand would continue to be used in the United Kingdom and Germany, as a separate branch with its own board and management structure. Since 2011, Telefónica has sponsored a UCI ProTeam squad in cycling under the name of Movistar Team.
Orange Espagne S.A.U., more commonly known by its trade name of Orange España, is a mobile network operator in Spain. It was previously known as Amena, a brand of Retevisión, until 2005, when it was bought by France Télécom (now Orange S.A.). Its competitors are Movistar, Vodafone Spain and Grupo MásMóvil's Yoigo network.
Its legal headquarters are in Pozuelo de Alarcón, near Madrid.
Orange España is the second mobile phone provider of the four Spanish providers (Movistar, Orange, Vodafone and Yoigo), with 11 million customers. The company also offers TV and Internet (ADSL, FTTH) services.
Vodafone España, S.A.U. is a mobile telecommunications operator in Spain headquartered in Madrid. The company was founded in 2000, as a result of the merger of the shares held by Vodafone Group and British Telecommunications plc, and Airtel Móviles, S.A.
Vodafone Group is a British multinational telecommunications company. Its registered office and global headquarters are in Newbury, Berkshire, England. It predominantly operates services in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania.
As of November 2020, Vodafone owns and operates networks in 22 countries, with partner networks in 48 further countries. Vodafone Global Enterprise division provides telecommunications and IT services to corporate clients in 150 countries.
Vodafone has a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. The company has a secondary listing on Nasdaq.
Xfera Móviles, S.A.U., d/b/a Yoigo, is the fourth-largest mobile network operator in Spain and a subsidiary of the Spanish telecommunications company Grupo MásMóvil. Yoigo has a license and its own cellular network for GSM/2G, UMTS/3G and LTE/4G technologies, and a national roaming agreement for usage of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks of Orange and Movistar.
Although it was commercially launched in December 2006, the company was founded in 2000and had a turbulent start. From its creation, it was owned primarily by TeliaSonera (now Telia Company), and since 21 June 2016 is now the sole property of Grupo MásMóvil, after the CNMC (regulator agency like Federal Communications Commission in Spain) authorized the purchase of 100% of its share capital.
Lleida.net was created in 1995 to offer Internet access. Ten years later, in 2005, the company underwent an important transformation and obtained the authorization of the “Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones” (Commission of the Telecommunications Market) to offer services as a telecom operator. That is how it became a pioneer in providing services as an SMS operator.
Lleida.net is a certified electronic communications service provider and telecommunications operator in several countries. As a trusted third party, it provides electronic Notification and Contracting solutions, electronic signature, KYC identity validation processes, as well as SMS Solutions. Lleida.net simplifies digitization processes, ensuring legal guarantees in online communications. Qualified in the European regulation eIDAS, it is currently listed on BME Growth, Euronext and OTC.
It is positioned from the US to South Africa, India and the Philippinesá.
Lleida.net is BUKA’s cooperated operator in Spain.