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M&A

Telefónica’s El Salvador sale under review by regulator

$144m deal cannot go ahead without authorisation. SC has 90 business days to reach a decision.

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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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