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Venturing & Investments

DT’s RAN buddy Cellwize gets HPE investment

Automated RAN platform provider and Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners’ investment Cellwize takes cash injection from Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Pathfinder venturing programme.

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Operations

Telefónica turning Madrid HQ into digital skills factory

Group ups corporate social responsibility efforts by dedicating real estate to societal pursuit of digital adaption. Talent Hub aims to re-skill 100,000 people per year. Internal skills upgrade high on Group agenda.

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M&A

Telefónica sells El Salvador unit at the second attempt

Honduran financiers acquire Telefónica El Salvador for a cut‑price $144m following breakdown of negotiations with América Móvil in 2020. Move completes Telefónica’s exit from Central America.

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Products & Services

Fortinet secures Telefónica SD‑WAN for hybrid work era

Telefónica Tech launches evolved flexWAN proposition, addressing the cybersecurity demands of ‘new normal’ hybrid working. Longstanding security partner Fortinet tapped for updated offering. Spain first, rest of Telefónica footprint to follow. Fortinet ups engagement with telco players.

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Venturing & Investments

AtlasEdge reels in more investment, new CEO

Liberty-backed European datacentre operation gets investment boost from Digital Realty. Giuliano Di Vitantonio to become CEO in January. Virgin Media O2 confirmed as AtlasEdge customer.

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    M&A

    Telefónica mulling Spanish infra stake sale?

    Rumours circulate that Group is discussing fibre monetisation in Spain. Between five and ten funding vehicles reportedly put hats in the ring, as Group sounds out market interest. Sale speculation comes despite Telefónica classing its Spanish fibre infrastructure as a “strategic asset”.

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    Venturing & Investments

    Wayra adds e-sports brains to portfolio with Wiper buy-in

    Wayra Family unit makes co‑investment in Spanish ed‑tech platform developer Wiper Gaming. Investment likely to be in line with previously mooted “up‑to‑€2m” commitment.

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    M&A

    Telefónica nearing Uruguay exit?

    New suitor emerges as Telefónica considers bid for Uruguayan unit. Local politician leading acquisition push on behalf of consortium partners. Reported bid falls some way short of independent valuation.

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