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Partnerships & Alliances

Vivendi reignites Telefónica relationship with new stake

1% shareholding set to be just the start of a closer alliance and reflects the media group’s enthusiasm for strategic telco partnerships. Partnership opportunities exist across the Telefónica footprint, but Spain appears the main area of interest for Vivendi. The move reverses earlier Vivendi exit as a Telefónica investor, ...

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People

Vivo CIO segues into FiBrasil top job

Telefónica’s new FibreCo JV names Vivo veteran as CEO. CIO vacancy opens up at Brazil OB.

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Strategy & Change

Telefónica Tech extends cloud reach in Brazil

TC&CT division snags 49.99% stake in Vivo’s CloudCo Brasil. Deal builds on TC&CT’s earlier purchase of CyberCo Brasil. Working in parallel with local operating businesses becoming a Telefónica Tech trend.

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Venturing & Investments

Telefónica ploughs second batch of funding into “critical” Nozomi

Group’s Tech Ventures vehicle adds to funding in industrial cybersecurity player Nozomi Networks. Telefónica Ventures MD Gawendo talks up the value of the tie‑up as Group seeks to beef up IoT security capabilities. Additional investment strengthens relationship between the commercial and strategic partners, started in 2020.

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Strategy & Change

VM O2 preps for wholesale with code powers application

Concerns over securing acceptable commercial terms for key sites on VM O2 network behind request for additional tenancy rights. Code‑based flexibility will simplify the process of enabling wholesale access to sites, while supporting potential network expansion.

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