José María Marín Quemada assures that the major telecommunication operators keep increasing their prices. And this in spite of the fact that there are already four competitors: Movistar, Orange, Vodafone and, now, Másmóvil.
José María Marín is the president of the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC in Spanish). And the CNMC is, at the same time, a regulating public institution, in charge of maintaining, ensuring and promoting the proper functioning of markets protecting both, consumers and users.
Unlike in the rest of Europe, in Spain these enterprises are focusing on offering packed products, normally with a television offer. This makes higher prices. In addition, these kinds of offers avoid the client to be sure about the real price of each product.
The president is concerned about the non-replicable offers.
As well as the existence of unreasonable prices. He even says that if they can decrease, they should. In addition, he indicates that when the time comes to modify the restrictions of the dominant operator, it will be done. He considers that the increase in competition should imply a decrease in regulation.
The cost of contracting packages increased by 6.5% in 2017 compared to the previous year. The average is 78.7 euros per month.
There is also a tendency to hire more telephone lines per household, since it has gone from 1.8 to 2.4 per household. Data like this has made the CNMC says that the evolution of the telecommunication market will be followed carefully.
This means that other operators can offer products at more competitive prices. The “battle” of selling complete packages leaves a gap. Small and medium-sized operators can offer high-quality personalized products at very reasonable prices. Therefore, the attention and resolution of problems that the client gets with a small or medium company is more satisfactory.