Novator challenge builds; Telcel Mexican dominance resisted; Peruvian fines upheld.
Telefónica Global Solutions beds in. Swaps in all Core Markets. Changes made across Telefónica Hispam footprint.
Movistar Play a regional player; Movistar and Red Hat share award nom; Chilean regulator wins spectrum standoff.
Joaquin Cidoncha Puebla takes Tech & Cloud Operations Director spot. Movistar+ pay‑TV proposition casts new lead in the form of Francisco Menéndez.
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.
Movistar Mexico is taking advantage of an enhanced 4G footprint. Wading in to battle with both the incumbent and edgier MVNOs. Data-driven price war.
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 ...
Cut‑price offering from quad‑play service provider is the latest attempt to dethrone Carlos Slim in Mexico. Televisa making use of Mexico’s wholesale‑only LTE infrastructure at a time when mobile competitors are re‑examining business models to drive efficiency.
LatAm region gets refreshes in Brazil and Mexico. Former VP Milagros Montenegro gets CFO spot at Peru.
Bruno Vale picks up AxisMed CEO seat, Ana de Saracho takes Counselor position for Mexico’s National Chamber.
TDE IoT partner 1NCE expanded its service to a further 60 countries beyond Germany, moving beyond Europe for the first time.
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.
Concerns were raised by Telefónica Mexico partners over how the operator’s late‑2019 network‑sharing deal with AT&T might affect their businesses.
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 ...
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.
Organic growth in key metrics puts Group broadly on track to hit guidance for the year, although Mexico a drag. Management maintaining focus beyond near‑term for 5G and digital transformation. Services beyond connectivity slowly feeding MNC growth.
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 Mexico (Movistar) rival Telcel reportedly acquired 60MHz of spectrum in the 2.5GHz range from local pay‑TV and telecoms provider Ultravisión.