Telecom Argentina reportedly mulling play for the Group’s local unit. Telefónica executives stress they remain open to all options to reduce its exposure in the Hispanoamérica region. Group continuing to experience frustrations in snakes-and-ladder-esque regional divestment programme.
Entrepreneurs in Wayra’s Hispam footprint to compete in the Scaleup to UK 2021 programme. Doors opened to UK authorities and Wayra specialists to kickstart UK expansion.
Movistar Play a regional player; Movistar and Red Hat share award nom; Chilean regulator wins spectrum standoff.
Comtech delivers location technology, startups rounded up in Argentina.
Fighting AM dominance in Colombia; data abuses in Peru.
Presidential decree to freeze broadband, telephony, and pay‑TV tariffs until end‑2020 further weakens Argentina’s place in Telefónica world. Move seen as damaging enough to warrant cross-industry response. In subsequent dialogue with Enacom, operators show some willingness to play ball in return for assurances on “industry sustainability”.
Capital efficiency remains a focus as the Group weighs a myriad of options for the future of its Latin American division. Beyond the challenges of the pandemic, tough competition and a relatively low‑value customer base are proving a challenge to profitability in the region.
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.
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 ...
Group‑wide commitments made to maintaining network capacity in light of changing demand. Cisco and Microsoft partnerships enabling additional enterprise customer support. Consumer benefits include temporary free content and information access, and leeway on data use. Cooperation with public administrations and local rivals seen across the Telefónica footprint.
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 ...
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.
Movistar formed a Business Roundtable for the ICT Industry, together with rivals Claro and Telecom Argentina.
Several digital and data role changes at Vivo follow recent reputational woes at the Brazilian operating business. Telefónica Mexico brings in new senior management following recent CEO switch. Latest people movements include: Tomás Bermani, André Dias, Claudio Ikeda, Luiz Gustavo Paguetti Roque, João Paulo de Oliveira Prado, Cristiano Yazbek ...
Telefónica on track for year, with management confident long-running strategy is beginning to pay off. Revenue and profit growing organically, but change in accounting standards may be flattering numbers. Operating costs floating up on digital transformation projects and to fuel the value-add commercial strategy. Latin America enterprise business growing ...
Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
Amdocs reinforcing its position as a support systems partner-of-choice in Latin America, with continued Blanco blessing. Indications that vendor is in-step with Telefónica priorities surrounding replicability of systems across operating businesses through the use of APIs.
Revenue growth strong across the Group, but underlying weakness emerges in profitability. Digitalisation can now be considered the norm across the Group, and creating new growth opportunities. Convergence demand getting hot in most markets, but with UK said to be an exception. Capital expenditure remains significant as long‑term benefits ...