‘Big Four’ operating businesses of Brazil, Germany, Spain and UK to be the focus of the Group, with Latin America operationally isolated, and potentially spun‑off. New divisions Telefónica Infra and Telefónica Tech created. The former handling physical assets with Telxius as its cornerstone, while Telefónica Tech will drive commercial ...
Huawei awarded 4G equipment contract, paving the way to become Telefónica’s biggest partner in the Brazilian market. Ericsson set to mount a response.
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.
New franchise model aims to extend FTTP footprint by one million homes by end‑2021. Three franchisees already signed up.
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 Revised bidding rules appease operators that had initially withdrawn, complaining of lack of transparency.
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.
Movistar formed a Business Roundtable for the ICT Industry, together with rivals Claro and Telecom Argentina.
Vodafone reignited an old flame — América Móvil — to address its need for a better Internet of Things (IoT) footprint in Latin America.
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 ...
Ongoing work with NEC’s Netcracker will see Telefónica|Vivo upgrade its systems for selling to, and supporting, enterprise customers.
Private LTE network for leading mining group Minera Las Bambas, with path to 5G services.
Telefónica Mexico (Movistar) rival Telcel reportedly acquired 60MHz of spectrum in the 2.5GHz range from local pay‑TV and telecoms provider Ultravisión.