Spanish Telecoms Recovery May Accelerate
Published on: 3rd Dec 2015
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Fitch Ratings says in its Spanish Telecoms Dashboard that after a successive period of market revenue contraction, the Spanish telecoms market is showing signs of improvement a trend that is similar to other western European markets such as France, Netherlands and Germany.
While the pace of improvement in Spanish market value is currently slow, this could accelerate on the back of consolidation effects, cost-cutting, and data and content monetisation.
The improvement in market structure as a result of consolidation and higher market value is likely to lift competitive pressures, improve sector dynamics and allow greater price stability. These factors were core to Fitch's recent revisions of the Outlook for Telefonica and, to some extent, for that of Orange.