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Strategy & Change

Álvarez Pallete into 5th gear on Telefónica transformation

‘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 ...

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Operations

Telefónica opens Digital Operations Centre in Madrid

New integrated facility set to link in with Group restructuring, and support ongoing enterprise business drives.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vendors jockey for position as Brazil’s 5G auctions near

Huawei awarded 4G equipment contract, paving the way to become Telefónica’s biggest partner in the Brazilian market. Ericsson set to mount a response.

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Network & Infrastructure

Vivo looks for FTTP partners to boost regional coverage

New franchise model aims to extend FTTP footprint by one million homes by end‑2021. Three franchisees already signed up.

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Suppliers & SCM

Telefónica picks Comtech for LatAm remote backhaul

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.