Telefónica Global Solutions beds in. Swaps in all Core Markets. Changes made across Telefónica Hispam footprint.
Fighting AM dominance in Colombia; data abuses in Peru.
Operating business highlights plans to beef up its 5G spectrum platform, despite ongoing suggestions parent Telefónica is keen to reduce ties to the Colombian market.
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.
Government sale stirs speculation about Telefónica Colombia exit.
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.
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.
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 ...
Telefonica premiered its first Colombian-made original series on the Movistar Play IPTV platform in mid‑April 2020.
Hernández, Telefónica Colombia CEO, called on MinTIC to enforce “clear and permanent rules” to help market development amid spectrum auction farce.
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.
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.
Telefónica Colombia is now a part of Colombian government’s C Emprende initiative.
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.