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.
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.
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.
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”.
Presidential decree to freeze tariffs until end of year further weakens Argentina’s place in Telefónica world. Move is seen as damaging enough to warrant cross-industry response.
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.
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 ...
Anti-trust agency lays out tough sale conditions to América Móvil’s Claro. Anxious wait to see if Mexican group plays ball. Both Telefónica Móviles El Salvador and Telefónica Multiservicios up for sale in deal reportedly worth $315m.
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.
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 ...
Telefónica still intends to pursue legal action against former buyer Millicom. New agreement looks to have wiped $70m off the previously agreed deal.
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.