Telefónica Tech re‑organisation brings new names to light. Fibre leadership changes in South American businesses. Former O2 Germany CEO Dirks takes top‑spot at rival to Telefonica’s new InfraCo.
Spanish Open Future leadership rotates with Global and Madrid Heads named. Telefónica Global Solutions beds in. Leadership named for Vivo’s personal finance endeavour.
Telefónica in Peru is establishing a new entity to support fixed‑line rollout in remote areas, and is seeking partners. Prior to announcement of new intentions, the award of a new licence to the operator by a government in turmoil sparked suspicions of impropriety.
Novator challenge builds; Telcel Mexican dominance resisted; Peruvian fines upheld.
Caught in political cross‑fire, Peruvian operating business fends off flak over award of telecoms concession.
Group further sharpens its focus on security services. ElevenPaths adds Peru to its local operations.
Long-time Telefónica partner selected for a commercial deployment of disaggregated gateways.
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.
Fighting AM dominance in Colombia; data abuses in Peru.
Tecnotree-supported modernisation programme enabling more time to be taken in disentangling “fantastic mess” of legacy point solutions. Business wanted digital platform refresh to match cadence of webscale service development. Project held up as case study by TM Forum, highlighting open integration.
Venture has target of reaching 13,000 rural communities in Peru by end of 2020. Telefónica now has sights set on deploying thousands of open RAN nodes in “core markets”.
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.
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.
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 ...
LatAm region gets refreshes in Brazil and Mexico. Former VP Milagros Montenegro gets CFO spot at Peru.