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    Vivo eyes convergence options as Oi integration begins


    Cross‑selling to new Oi customer base a focus for CEO Christian Gebara as migration and integration gets underway, set to be completed in 2023. Synergies of BRL 5.4bn (£870m/€1bn) expected via efficiencies in costs, investments, and integration. Spectrum and mobile site tidy‑up due this year, with half of the ...

  • Oi sale completed following two‑year wait

    Oi sale completed following two‑year wait


    Consortium featuring Telefónica|Vivo, América Móvil’s Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil concludes BRL 14.5bn deal for Brazilian operator’s mobile assets. Move will bring a “new infrastructural balance” to the market. Initial interest was mooted in March 2020, with Oi having filed for bankruptcy in 2016. Telefónica|Vivo to net 12.5 million ...

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    Oi mobile sale hits another road bump


    Brazil’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) representative at antitrust regulator CADE gives thumbs down to proposed sale of Oi Group’s mobile assets to Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Non‑binding decision cites competition concerns and recommends “administrative proceedings” to investigate collusion among trio to exclude other interested companies. Oi says ...

  • Oi mobile sale gets pass, just

    Oi mobile sale gets pass, just


    Regulators give green light to contentious carve‑up of Oi Group’s mobile assets between Vivo, Claro, and TIM. However, Brazil’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office to probe how sale was conducted. Prosecutor cites competition concerns and recommends “administrative proceedings” to investigate collusion among trio to exclude other interested companies. Oi claims sell‑off ...

  • tfw161-tt-oi-delay

    Regulator approves Oi sale


    Decision confirmed, subject to conditions, after Brazilian regulator Anatel postponed ruling last week. A board member had asked for additional time to review sale to a consortium featuring Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Final approval still required from competition authority CADE.

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    Telefónica concludes Central American exit with El Salvador sale


    General International Telecom’s $139m transaction completed. Sale goes through at the second attempt after an agreement with América Móvil collapsed in 2019.

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    Group’s Central America withdrawal complete


    El Salvador’s Superintendencia de Competencia gives Group green light to exit the market through transaction announced with General International Telecom in autumn. No conditions attached to approval, unlike earlier deal with América Móvil that ended up collapsing. Deal is final of five regional sales by Group.

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Vivo picks up Brazilian 5G spectrum


    Brazilian operator among 15 participating in spectrum bidding. Long‑awaited auction includes frequencies across a handful of 5G‑friendly bands. Interest from new entrants poses competitive impact questions, with new national MNO now in the mix. Vivo opting for multi‑vendor approach to its standalone core.

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    Vivo set for a longer wait as CADE rules Oi deal is complex


    Regulator to take its time to examine Oi divestment in detail. Decision confirms fears that closure will likely take place in 2022. Suggestion raised that deal could even be rejected.

  • Elsewhere in Telefónica Core Markets
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Telefónica Core Markets: CADE approves Vivo-Claro network-sharing agreement


    Network sharing cleared with Claro in Brazil; 5G MVNO nears in Germany; Aviva joins Project Darwin CAV research.

  • Vivo in CADE firing line for cartel foul play
    Public Affairs

    Vivo in CADE firing line for cartel foul play


    Brazilian consortium of Claro, Oi, and Vivo may face fines for alleged cartel practices relating to a 2015 broadband services tender. BT Brasil on the receiving end of supposed competition violations.

  • Elsewhere in Telefónica Hispanoamérica: 4.5G in Mexico
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Telefónica Hispanoamérica: 4.5G in Mexico


    Progress on OTT bundling in multiple markets; SME channel opened with BBVA; tax disputes continue in Peru.

  • Elsewhere in Telefónica’s Core Markets
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Telefónica’s Core Markets: Vivo-Claro deal gets checked


    Vivo ’s RAN‑sharing agreement with Claro  gets unwanted attention from CADE amid competition concerns .

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    Oi firms up mobile deal, Vivo reinforces its market lead


    Oi finalises mobile asset sale to three‑strong consortium of Claro, TIM Brasil, and Vivo. Oi CFO: regulatory approval expected within the year. Trifecta of assets now divested by in‑administration Oi as it seeks route to recovery via fibre.

  • Movistar Chile offloads spectrum
    Network & Infrastructure

    Movistar Chile offloads spectrum


    Subtel sets 3.5GHz auction date for 16 February 2021.

  • tfw150-tt-oi-vivo

    Vivo shares Oi’s spectrum spoils


    In administration operator Oi takes another step towards recovery with divestment of asset trifecta. Mobile assets won by three‑strong consortium of Claro, TIM Brasil, and Vivo. Vivo adds to spectrum capacity as well as new customers, while TIM still takes the lion’s share.

  • tfw150-tt-montevideo-uruguay-exit
    Strategy & Change

    Could Telefónica exit Uruguay next?


    Telecom Argentina reportedly mulling play for the Group’s local unit. Telefónica executives stress they remain open to all options to reduce its exposure in the Hispanoamérica region . Group continuing to experience frustrations in snakes-and-ladder-esque regional divestment programme.

  • tfw150-tt-movistar-chile-spectrum
    Network & Infrastructure

    Chile auction: unhappy Movistar reins in spend


    Five Chilean spectrum bidders announced: Movistar among MNOs looking for additional 5G bandwidth. Operating business’ antitrust complaints shushed until after the auction, with national 5G roadmap taking priority. Hispanoamérica monetisation plans, and a pivot towards less capital intensive service provision may have contributed to Movistar’s muted involvement. ...

  • Telefónica: Elsewhere in Core Markets
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Telefónica's core markets: Oi sights rescue party; O2 hits 4G targets


    Path for Oi acquisition clears; German 4G catch‑up continues; O2 UK picks up EE spectrum.

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    Public Affairs

    Brazil’s telcos don’t play ball with US Clean Network plan


    Mobile network operators refuse to meet senior US official to discuss exclusion of Huawei’s 5G kit. Vivo’s apparent snub at odds with Group, an apparent supporter of the Clean  Network initiative.