Hispanoamérica expected to be put on a par with Partners Program operators as Group prepares for sale and encourages local independence. Latin American billionaires float a majority stake acquisition of local assets, with Telefónica a minority shareholder, but individual OB sales still a prospect. Morgan Stanley working on Telefónica ...
Despite making a fuss to get auction terms changed, Telefónica ultimately abstained from the latest 4G spectrum sale. Speculation that the decision was influenced by Group distancing of most Latin American assets, and the potential of a sale of the Colombia business.
Partners progress on merging legacy networks, and expanding 4G to more rural areas through a multi‑operator core.
Telefónica Servicios Audiovisuales (TSA), Telefónica’s television broadcast services arm, agreed a “multi‑year” renewal agreement with satellite operator Hispasat to distribute the channels of Spanish national broadcaster Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE) across Latin America.
Movement in Telefónica|Vivo’s B2B management.
‘Big Four’ operating businesses of Brazil, Germany, Spain and UK to be the focus of the Group, with Latin America operationally isolated, and potentially spun‑off. New divisions Telefónica Infra and Telefónica Tech created. The former handling physical assets with Telxius as its cornerstone, while Telefónica Tech will drive commercial ...
Huawei awarded 4G equipment contract, paving the way to become Telefónica’s biggest partner in the Brazilian market. Ericsson set to mount a response.
Telefónica Group agreed a multi‑year programme with US‑based Comtech Telecommunications to help it manage the backhaul requirements of its 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile networks in Argentina and Brazil.
New franchise model aims to extend FTTP footprint by one million homes by end‑2021. Three franchisees already signed up.
Movistar to bid against three other players for 4G spectrum after initial frustration at auction process. Revised bidding rules appease operators that had initially withdrawn, complaining of lack of transparency.
As Telefónica looks set to cordon off its Latin American interests to focus on the Big Four, Movistar in Mexico takes a drastic step to cut network costs. Operating business may be hoping a lighter infrastructure load will support commercial flexibility.
Movistar formed a Business Roundtable for the ICT Industry, together with rivals Claro and Telecom Argentina.