All Oi articles

  • tfw163-tt-oi-assets
    M&A

    Vivo eyes convergence options as Oi integration begins

    2022-04-28T13:28:00Z

    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
    M&A

    Oi sale completed following two‑year wait

    2022-04-20T16:10:00Z

    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 ...

  • tfw161-tt-oi-sale
    M&A

    Oi mobile sale hits another road bump

    2022-02-07T16:55:00Z

    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
    M&A

    Oi mobile sale gets pass, just

    2022-02-02T12:58:00Z

    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 ...

  • Elsewhere in Brazil: Oi amalgamation on the move
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Brazil: Oi amalgamation on the move

    2021-11-24T12:11:00Z

    Oi amalgamation moves on a step.

  • tfw159-tt-anatel-5g-brasil
    Network & Infrastructure

    Vivo picks up Brazilian 5G spectrum

    2021-10-29T13:27:00Z

    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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    People

    Telefónica people moves: VM O2 hiring spree

    2021-09-07T13:33:00Z

    VM O2 continues to bed in second layers of leadership after inaugurating top‑table. Telefónica Tech makes regional appointments in Brazil, Germany, and Mexico.

  • tfw156-tt-vivo-cade-complex
    M&A

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

    2021-07-27T15:10:00Z

    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.

  • tfw195-tt-oi-makes-vivo-wait
    M&A

    CADE makes Vivo wait for share of Oi’s mobile assets

    2021-05-17T15:54:00Z

    Industry watchdog still inspecting ins and outs of Oi divestment. Closure now expected in early-2022. Consortium partners still confident of being granted go-ahead.

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

    Vivo in CADE firing line for cartel foul play

    2021-04-05T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • tfw150-tt-vivo-oi-deal
    M&A

    Oi firms up mobile deal, Vivo reinforces its market lead

    2021-02-01T14:41:00Z

    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.

  • tfw150-tt-oi-vivo
    M&A

    Vivo shares Oi’s spectrum spoils

    2020-12-15T17:11:00Z

    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.

  • Telefónica: Elsewhere in Core Markets
    Strategy & Change

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

    2020-11-19T09:37:00Z

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

  • tfw149-tt-keith-krach-brazil-clean-networks
    Public Affairs

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

    2020-11-09T15:40:00Z

    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.

  • Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi
    M&A

    Vivo and co. secure stalking horse status on Oi

    2020-09-17T21:11:00Z

    As the collective preferred buyer, Vivo, TIM, and Claro are confident they are in a position to outbid any rival interest in Oi’s mobile business. With a €2.6bn offer on the table, Vivo is highlighting the boost in investment in ultrafast networks that would be enabled by Oi’s ...

  • Vivo and co seek exclusivity as Oi measures up suitors
    M&A

    Vivo and co seek exclusivity as Oi measures up suitors

    2020-08-21T15:15:00Z

    Vivo, TIM, and Claro back in the driving seat on Oi assets acquisition as exclusive talks resume. Oi rejects proposals from private equity‑funded infrastructure provider Highline. Vivo could bolster its weak north‑east base. TIM may have most at stake in bidding, with speculation it would take the lion’s share ...

  • Tfw#145-oi-deck-chairs
    M&A

    Oi can afford to be choosy as rival bids for assets emerge

    2020-08-06T08:31:00Z

    Restructuring Brazilian operator Oi is weighing up escalating offers for its mobile assets as a consortium of local operators compete with private equity‑funded infrastructure provider Highline. TIM Brasil may have most at stake in bidding, with speculation it would take the lion’s share of Oi assets.

  • tfw145-tt-oi-clari-vivo
    M&A

    Claro joins Telefónica and TIM in Oi bid

    2020-07-20T18:38:00Z

    América Móvil joins the cavalry as stalking horse bidders ride in with plans to divvy up Oi’s mobile base, bringing consolidation to the Brazilian market.

  • tfw145-tt-brasil-vivo-5g
    Network & Infrastructure

    Vivo launching 5G DSS in Brazil, semi-committing to Huawei infra

    2020-07-20T17:45:00Z

    Telefónica’s NatCo to launch 5G network on refarmed spectrum this week, as COVID-19 holds up frequency auctions. DSS employed but workaround deemed “not ideal” . Vivo VP gives tentative green light to Huawei, despite increasing regulatory threat to Chinese-backed networks. ...

  • Tfw145-26-Colombian-woman
    Analysis

    Elsewhere in Hispanoamérica: Telefónica Argentina taps Gilat for network and builds for Pecom

    2020-07-15T19:10:00Z

    In Colombia, Movistar makes a mark in the mobile market and Telxius bags an infrastructure contract worth €60m. Telefónica’s Internet  para  Todos  hits its coverage targets in Peru.