The European Commission's new 14th Report on the Implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package - 2008, published March 2009, confirms that mobile phone costs are still the highest in Eur
People in Spain had the most expensive “monthly price for medium phone usage” in 2008.
According to the European Commission's new 14th Report on the Implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package – 2008, published March 2009, the cheapest mobile phone offer in Spain, 2008, was €35.89 compared to an average of €19.49 for the EU. The mobile phone penetration in Spain (114%) is also slightly lower than the EU average of 110%.
Spain also has one of the highest number (21.9%) of subscribers leaving the former state owned telephone company, Telefonica, for other fixed phone providers.
The average/typical broadband consumer price, according to the report, was €45.83-month compared to €36.89. And the incumbent’s fixed broadband market share, January 2009, was 56.7% against an European average of 45.6%.
In the report reference is also made to consumer complaints which include billing issues (35.7%) and fixed line connection, 14.4%.
More information and statistics details on pricing:
14th Report on the Implementation of the Telecommunications Regulatory Package – 2008