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Financial & Performance

Telefónica guidance: 2019 targets met, just about

Telefónica claims to have met its FY19 guidance, frowing by 3.2%. 2020 stability promised, but Covid-19 means all bets are off.

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Financial & Performance

Telefónica Transformation: ahead of schedule but hitting a bump

Digital services revenue hits 17% revenue increase year-on-year, with the bulk coming from video services. Telefónica Infra remains barebones, but the future looks promising.

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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.

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Financial & Performance

Telefónica’s FY19: building a hybrid engine for a juggernaut

Targets on profit and revenue for the year achieved, but Group now guiding for a period of ‘low and slow’ progress on key financial metrics. While financial growth looks hard to come by, Álvarez‑Pallete is aiming to create a higher purpose for Telefónica and drive engagement with his transformation ...