Cybersecurity spin‑off ElevenPaths brings in H2020 lead Granadino for investment roadmap. O2 UK’s Suvo Datta gets called up to WM5G, leading the growing regional hub’s finance strategy.
Management assures infrastructure investment will be maintained, as key in post-COVID‑19 world. Customer experience another priority area. Other projects being reined in to free up funds, though, with Abosolo stressing “strict screening” of spend plans
Group’s key business engines report a mixed set of results, but with signs of recovery emerging over the course of Q2.
Telefónica’s numbers for the quarter to 30 June 2020 (Q2 FY20) made grim reading.
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 ...
O2 UK heads swap seats, including a Macdonald‑Dunford exchange with Now TV. Serial Brazilian telco leader Marcelo Campos moves from Claro to Vivo. Brando and Rotondo stake a claim at Wayra’s evolving South American top‑table. M2M solution provider Pangea pulls in another O2 name.
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.
Another social pact unveiled as COVID‑19 and currency falls combine to wipe €1.5bn off reported revenue, and shred profitability. Cash generation a priority as strict — and seemingly permanent — spending and investment restrictions are put in place. Telefónica Infra ambition emerging as plans for new wholesale fibre networks ...
Vivo forms partnership with Nokia to implement previously agreed LTE network at Vale mine. Nokia said the plan is to migrate the network to 5G in future.
Telefónica’s NatCo to launch 5G network on refarmed spectrum this week, as COVID-19 holds up frequency auctions.
Cybersecurity unit ElevenPaths looks ready to continue ambitious expansion. Former Chief Commercial Digital Officer Mariano de Beer takes on Independent Director role at Ribbon. Swaps at Wayra’s HispAm divisions.
Telefónica reportedly eyeing up €150m sale of twelve more DCs to Asterion. Also said to be angling for a stake in interrelated DC manager Nabiax. Same VC fund bought eleven Telefónica DCs in 2019, aiding Group efforts to alleviate debt and monetise assets.
Vivo Empresas forms partnership with bioenergy producer UISA.
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 ...