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Network & Infrastructure

O2 to expand small cell footprint beyond London

Long-running project in capital seen as having progressed to point where template can be expanded to other UK cities. Move sets up contest between O2’s site and tech enablers.

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Network & Infrastructure

Double‑take as Telefónica forms Malaysian security tie‑up no.2

Deal with TM ONE, Telekom Malaysia’s business-to-business unit, follows shortly after tie‑up with rival Axiata. Telefónica Tech driving Group operator outreach programme with security at tip of spear.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vivo deploys private 5G at São Paulo uni campus

Brazilian OB inspects young entrepreneurial talent via open innovation engagement with FEI uni. Students tap into potential of 5G in Industry 4.0 environments. Hardware provided by long-standing partner Ericsson.

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Partnerships & Alliances

Telefónica, Vodafone linked with Telekom Srbija tie-up

Duo namechecked by Serbian operator’s CEO as potential partners, and enablers of service-based expansion strategy. Partner Markets and Partners Program offer route to outside markets.

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People

Álvarez‑Pallete hails Spanish leadership in digital revolution

Telefónica Executive Chairman says Spain is in a “leadership position” in digitisation, but requires a new “framework” to take full advantage. Data underlined as paramount, with a ‘social contract’ needed to ensure privacy and fair valuation.