Core Markets – Page 19

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    Financial & Performance

    Telefónica’s FY21 comms decrypted: anticipating a new, asset-light dawn


    Solid organic performance fuels management confidence in Telefónica’s ability to maintain growth and regain traditional swagger. New Spain and UK FibreCos to round off Group infrastructure monetisation programme. Near-term growth may still be dependent on inorganic activity in Brazil and JV success in UK.

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    Telefónica preps new vehicle for digital M&A in Brazil


    Local operating business Vivo indicates it may channel deals through a new platform as it seeks to build out its digital services ecosystem. Move would extend Vivo’s control over M&A and provide an alternative route to Telefónica’s central Wayra and Tech divisions.

  • Vivo to begin sunsetting 2G this year

    Vivo to begin sunsetting 2G this year


    Brazilian operator says cogs starting to move in convoluted 2019 network-sharing tie-up with rival TIM. Switch to a single shared grid set to move beyond pilot phase, enabling operators to begin re-farming 2G frequencies.

  • Telefónica Deutschland extends Haas deal

    Telefónica Deutschland extends Haas deal


    Markus Haas will remain as CEO until the end of 2025, stretching his stay at the company to 24 years across various roles. Telefónica Deutschland cites Haas’ successful execution of “ambitious plans” as key reason behind extension.

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    Products & Services

    Movistar to ‘reinforce’  Fusión bundles in defensive play


    Spanish operator mulls adding adjacent services such as health and alarms to bundles. High-profile Fusión brand could be dropped.

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    Content & TV

    Telefónica ally Atresmedia enters Movistar Plus+ fray


    Spanish media group reportedly interested in buying part of Movistar Plus+. Move pits Atresmedia against Vivendi, which is also seeking to build up Spanish media assets. Telefónica taking advice as pressure mounts on pay-TV business in Spain.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Vivo gets ball rolling on Ânima learning JV


    Brazilian operator’s Board clears path to creation of new company focused on digital courses. Vivo confirms 50:50 split with partner Ânima Educação. Some bureaucratic hurdles still to overcome.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Telefónica deepens Oracle on-prem cloud ties in Spain


    Operator unveiled as host partner for Oracle Cloud Madrid Region. Highlights (again) importance of using in-country data centres to ensure compliance with national data sovereignty regs and help business continuity. Telefónica Tech to offer Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services and boost PaaS offering.

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    Telefónica mulls Movistar Plus+ options as Vivendi circles


    Vivendi reportedly interested in buying part of Movistar Plus+. French media group seeking approval to increase Prisa stake to 29.9%. Telefónica seeking advice as pay-TV customers drain away in Spain.

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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 ...

  • Elsewhere in Spain: Movistar retail staff in line for pay rise

    Elsewhere in Spain: Movistar retail staff in line for pay rise


    Unions negotiate 1% salary increase for Movistar retail staff; retail revamp continues with five new stores; Telefónica is discussions with DAZN for remaining La Liga matches.

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    Telefónica people moves: Colombian fibre JV names leadership


    Telefónica Colombia’s fibre-building joint venture with KKR launches with a familiar top-team. Collaborative initiatives see Group execs take board seats at GSMA and IndesIA. VM O2 continues to make sweeping changes to senior leadership, with former O2 UK execs Bailey and Soto finding new roles elsewhere.

  • Movistar refreshes ad agency line‑up

    Movistar refreshes ad agency line-up


    Operator is seeking new go-to-market strategy for diversified portfolio.

  • Telefónica renews Netflix deal

    Telefónica renews Netflix deal


    Extension maintains Netflix content on Movistar’s pay-TV platform in Spain.

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    Haas wants extension of spectrum usage rights


    O2 Germany CEO says BNetZA must “promptly” extend duration of 800MHz, 1,800MHz, and 2.6GHz licence concession beyond 2025. Deems nationwide 5G coverage “achievable” by 2025 at the latest, but calls for less bureaucracy to speed up expansion.

  • Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo signs solar deal with Helexia

    Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo signs solar deal with Helexia


    Group makes customer satisfaction pledge; Vivo ramps up solar project.

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    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 ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    VM O2 seeks partners for £1bn fibre rollout


    Telefónica and Liberty Global said to be contacting investors soon. Move would underpin aim to turn JV into “national fixed–mobile champion” to rival BT. Reports say VM O2 wants to bring fibre to seven million extra homes.

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    Content & TV

    Telefónica eyeing new industrial partners for Movistar+


    Early-stage consideration reportedly underway on partnership that would see Telefónica bring in new investor for domestic pay-TV platform and international production interests. North American Spanish-language media merger may provide template for closer links between platforms and content. Movistar+ rebranding underway to further differentiate service from core offerings.

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    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.