Telecoms Suppliers & Partners

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Network & Infrastructure

Telefónica to trial 5G open RAN

New vendor pack picked for fresh, Europe-based 4G/5G testing round. Open RAN to meld with UNICA as network cloud/virtualisation efforts spread out. O‑RAN Alliance enters picture. No word on timing for open RAN go‑to-market.

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Strategy & Change

Telefónica steps up response to coronavirus crisis

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.