Telefónica talks-up connected home capabilities with new apps from partners, but with limited reach. ‘Home‑as‑a‑computer’ a technological focus for the Group, although commercial demand unproven, and early gloomy indications of Movistar Home performance. Latest announcement bolsters Microsoft position as key AI partner for Telefónica.
Telefónica España receives 92.2% of Spanish government grants for extension of broadband across the country, taking 65 of the 125 projects available. Adamo, Euskaltel, MásMóvil, and Orange receive funding for the remainder. Telefónica handed €6m fine for a breach of the General Law of Telecommunications related to its service ...
Telefónica España and Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE) used edge computing to demonstrate live remote broadcasting.
BT is continuing its balancing act of underlining the importance of being competitive in retail markets while not being dragged downwards on pricing. Jansen appears ready to fight all comers, while Consumer Chief Executive Marc Allera spends more time emphasising building services that can justify charging a premium.
BT Group paid a little more to renew its exclusive rights to UEFA club football tournaments for 2021–24, seeing off a renewed ITV and Sky challenge in the process. Exclusive content expected to help BT Sport stand on its own feet, and justify ongoing price hikes.
Openreach stalls boardroom re-jig to add more full-fibre expertise amid concerns of growing BT influence. Strategic thinker Sherman considered a risk to Openreach independence by key CP customers, although Ofcom management said to be on board.