The private equity acquisition of Spain’s number four operator may see a short-term spike in competition, but could ultimately lead to consolidation, easing pressure on Telefónica and Vodafone. Opportunities could emerge for Telxius to pick up MásMóvil masts in the aftermath.
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.
O2 UK, Cisco, and partners recommended a UK cyber test facility for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with allocated spectrum and a core and fibre backbone.
Commission found to have been wrong to block O2 and Three merger, based on commitment to upholding four-player mobile markets in larger countries. While not yet final, the court’s decision may fire the starting pistol for a renewed wave of consolidation among telcos struggling to manage competition.