0
Wireless

Spanish portability figures down 77% in April - report

Monday 4 May 2020 | 16:02 CET | News
The temporary suspension of mobile number portability processes ordered by the Spanish government in March continued to adversely affect the number of changes of operator in April, according to unofficial figures published by business daily Expansion. The total number of lines changed came to around 130,000, some 77 percent less than the 560,000 migrations registered in April 2019, with operators whose sales channels are heavily dependent on physical stores, such as MVNO Digi Mobil, the most heavily penalised by the country's ongoing state of emergency.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Amena / Digi / Hits Mobile / Jazztel / Lebara / LlamaYa / Lowi / Lycamobile Spain / Masmovil / Movistar / O2 Spain / Orange Spain / Pepephone / Telefonica / Tuenti / Vodafone Spain / Yoigo
Countries: Spain
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Coronavirus


Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Tuenti improves mobile plans, to migrate fibre clients to O2

Published 18 Jun 2020 15:17 CET | Spain
Telefonica has decided to convert its youth-oriented Tuenti brand into a no-frills, mobile-only brand, improving the conditions ...

Masmovil closes EUR 361 mln Lycamobile Spain buy

Published 15 Jun 2020 10:33 CET | Spain
Masmovil, Spain's fourth largest network operator, announced the closure of its deal to acquire Lycamobile Spain for a total of ...

Digi Spain expands fibre offer to Balearic Islands and Cadiz

Published 09 Jun 2020 14:22 CET | Spain
Spanish MVNO Digi has announced that its fibre-optic service is now available in the Balearic Islands and Cadiz, meaning its ...

Orange Spain sheds over 40,000 ported clients in May - report

Published 04 Jun 2020 09:33 CET | Spain
The majority of Spain's operators begun attracting ported customers again in May after the temporary suspension of mobile number ...

Jazztel halves price of convergent plans throughout summer

Published 03 Jun 2020 08:56 CET | Spain
Spanish operator Jazztel, an Orange brand, has announced that all new subscribers to two of its convergent plans will pay ...

Telefonica to retain Tuenti brand for low-cost mobile offering - report

Published 29 May 2020 09:15 CET | Spain
Telefonica is preparing to convert its youth-oriented Tuenti brand into a mobile-only brand to compete with the aggressive cost ...

Spanish operators ordered to give users 6 months to pay off bills

Published 28 May 2020 09:12 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has ordered the country's operators to give customers who end up in financial trouble during the ...

Spain begins lifting fixed and mobile portability restrictions

Published 27 May 2020 08:59 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has decided to gradually ease restrictions on mobile and fixed number portability procedures as part of ...

Spain's Masmovil paid EUR 11 mln to acquire Hits Mobile - report

Published 20 May 2020 09:32 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications group Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, paid a total of EUR 10.75 million to ...

Video call traffic on Telefonica Spain network up 500% during lockdown

Published 15 May 2020 12:02 CET | Spain
Telefonica has revealed that the amount of data consumed by video calls on its Spanish network has quintupled since the ...

Masmovil adds 373,000 customers in Q1, confirms full-year guidance

Published 14 May 2020 10:12 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, reported net revenues of EUR 445 ...

Lycamobile Spain launches rollover data option

Published 08 May 2020 15:02 CET | Spain
Spanish MVNO Lycamobile, a Masmovil brand, has become the latest operator to launch a rollover data option that allows ...

Spain's Pepephone renews free 5GB lockdown bundle

Published 05 May 2020 08:50 CET | Spain
Spanish operator Pepephone, a Masmovil brand, has announced another free data bundle to help customers mitigate the effects of ...

Spain ports over 615,000 mobile lines in January, Orange sheds 66,000

Published 01 May 2020 13:58 CET | Spain
A total of more than 615,000 mobile line numbers were ported in Spain in January, up over 34,000 compared to the previous month's ...

Spanish operators given 5 days to fully reactivate portability when state of emergency ends

Published 01 May 2020 10:17 CET | Spain
Spain's markets and communications regulator CNMC has published a new resolution to define the procedure for returning ...

Digi Spain resumes fibre subscription process - report

Published 17 Apr 2020 10:02 CET | Spain
Spanish MVNO Digi Mobil has begun accepting fibre subscriptions again after temporarily suspending them due to the country's ...

Telefonica prolongs promotional periods during lockdown

Published 08 Apr 2020 09:33 CET | Spain
Telefonica has confirmed that it will extend ongoing promotions and discounts that were due to expire as long as the current ...

Telefonica to halt fibre installations until lockdown over - report

Published 03 Apr 2020 08:59 CET | Spain
Telefonica will halt all new fibre-optic installations in customer homes until Spain's coronavirus lockdown comes to an end, ...

Spain's portability veto benefited Telefonica and Orange in March - report

Published 02 Apr 2020 09:19 CET | Spain
The two-week suspension of fixed and mobile number portability processes ordered by the Spanish government to avoid non-essential ...

Spain eases portability freeze, prohibits price increases

Published 01 Apr 2020 10:56 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has partially lifted the temporary ban on fixed and mobile number portability requests around two weeks ...

Spain suspends mobile and fixed portability during coronavirus lockdown

Published 18 Mar 2020 15:17 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has ordered all operators to suspend fixed and mobile number portability processes as part of its effort ...

Masmovil attracts nearly 58,000 ported clients in February - report

Published 04 Mar 2020 10:02 CET | Spain
The Masmovil group and MVNO Digi Mobil again topped Spain's mobile portability ranking in February 2020, according to preliminary ...

Spain's Digi Mobil adds 550,000 mobile clients in 2019

Published 24 Feb 2020 15:49 CET | Spain
Romania's Digi Communications Group announced that its Spanish mobile subsidiary Digi Mobil reached nearly 1.9 million revenue ...

Masmovil and Digi Mobil lead Spain's mobile portability ranking in December

Published 03 Jan 2020 10:00 CET | Spain
The Masmovil group and MVNO Digi Mobil clearly led Spain's mobile portability ranking for the final month of 2019, according to ...

Digi Spain 9-mth revenues up 52%, clients up 43% to 1.7 mln

Published 15 Nov 2019 10:44 CET | Spain
Romania's Digi Communications Group announced that its Spanish mobile subsidiary Digi Mobil posted revenues of EUR 137.9 million ...

Over 13% of Spanish users changed mobile provider in 2018

Published 24 May 2019 15:13 CET | Spain
Around 13.5 percent of Spanish users changed their mobile operator in 2018, slightly more than in 2017, according to a survey of ...