Eight new projects will explore 5G use-cases in 13 different sectors. Spain claims leadership for most 5G pilots in EU.
Robustly growing tower company with €11bn burning a hole in its pocket. Linked to an investment in Telefónica’s “magnificent” infrastructure division. Cellnex management say keen on operational control over investments.
Asset-light playbook repeated. BT to continue serving MNCs and retain local SoC.
Three more years of regulation for wholesale pay‑TV, but some payphone obligation relief; back to work plans in place post‑lockdown.
Telefónica backs TM Forum Open APIs, and Wayra invests in cybersecurity.
Telefónica recognised for green credentials, and maintains progress in TV content creation.
Madrid data centre is data sovereignty key to partnership with SAP Spain. Agreement bolsters Telefónica Empresas multicloud strategy.
Vodafone Portugal in one of three consortia building prototypes for pan‑European public safety communication system. T-Mobile Netherlands and Telefónica I+D subbing in Consortium B.
Threat from Orange and Vodafone palling up on rural network sharing could be exacerbated if the pair are allowed to align mid‑band 5G spectrum allocations.
Partnership aims to “accelerate” digital transformation for Spanish businesses. Focus is on joint development of mobile edge computing solutions for 5G. Telefónica Tech slated for service delivery. Deal comes on heels of similar arrangement with Microsoft.
Telefónica joined Restarting Together COVID-19 recovery programme, absent from ETSI’s E4P scheme, and one of 53 large companies to take a Bank of England emergency loan. TIWS test LEO satellite; ElevenPaths gets AWS security certification. Announcements across Telefónica’s core markets include ongoing 5G/China drama in the UK; Brazilian network-sharing ...
The private equity acquisition of Spain’s number four operator may see a short-term spike in competition, but could ultimately lead to consolidation, easing pressure on Telefónica and Vodafone. Opportunities could emerge for Telxius to pick up MásMóvil masts in the aftermath.