All Telefónica|Vivo (Brasil) articles – Page 3

  • FY21: ‘Core Four’ keep playing to strengths
    Financial & Performance

    Telefónica FY21: ‘Core Four’ keep playing to strengths


    Telefónica|Vivo making headway on digital services and premium propositions. O2 Germany reaping success of investment in network upgrade. Telefónica España defending high-value customers, but wants a TV market rethink. VM O2 focused on fibre to deliver a convergence challenge.

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    Telefónica people moves: VM O2 signings target cultural transformation


    VM O2 gives Culture Transformation titles to Brian Høi and Julie Sofie Thomsen, while Digital domain gets new People Director. Group-wide IT and networks procurement swaps. Integrated Telefónica Tech UK&I cements healthcare focus with new account director. Vivo names IT directors for Operations and Cloud & Infrastructure leadership. Data ...

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    Vivo stalwarts exit in board reshuffle


    Telefónica’s Brazilian operator proposes changes to its Board of Directors, with Group shareholders BBVA and CaixaBank represented via newcomers Gual and Moreno. Former CEO Valente to leave, along with ex-Group COO Linares, and others. Political figures also on the way out.

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    Former Telefónica business Atento seeks sale — reports


    LatAm contact centre operator hires Goldman Sachs to advise on options, with sale on the table, according to Bloomberg. Telefónica partner and former subsidiary sees share price spike on news.

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    Financial & Performance

    Telefónica’s FY21 comms decrypted: anticipating a new, asset-light dawn


    Solid organic performance fuels management confidence in Telefónica’s ability to maintain growth and regain traditional swagger. New Spain and UK FibreCos to round off Group infrastructure monetisation programme. Near-term growth may still be dependent on inorganic activity in Brazil and JV success in UK.

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    Telefónica preps new vehicle for digital M&A in Brazil


    Local operating business Vivo indicates it may channel deals through a new platform as it seeks to build out its digital services ecosystem. Move would extend Vivo’s control over M&A and provide an alternative route to Telefónica’s central Wayra and Tech divisions.

  • Vivo to begin sunsetting 2G this year

    Vivo to begin sunsetting 2G this year


    Brazilian operator says cogs starting to move in convoluted 2019 network-sharing tie-up with rival TIM. Switch to a single shared grid set to move beyond pilot phase, enabling operators to begin re-farming 2G frequencies.

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    Partnerships & Alliances

    Vivo gets ball rolling on Ânima learning JV


    Brazilian operator’s Board clears path to creation of new company focused on digital courses. Vivo confirms 50:50 split with partner Ânima Educação. Some bureaucratic hurdles still to overcome.

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    Oi mobile sale hits another road bump


    Brazil’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPF) representative at antitrust regulator CADE gives thumbs down to proposed sale of Oi Group’s mobile assets to Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Non-binding decision cites competition concerns and recommends “administrative proceedings” to investigate collusion among trio to exclude other interested companies. Oi says ...

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    Telefónica people moves: Colombian fibre JV names leadership


    Telefónica Colombia’s fibre-building joint venture with KKR launches with a familiar top-team. Collaborative initiatives see Group execs take board seats at GSMA and IndesIA. VM O2 continues to make sweeping changes to senior leadership, with former O2 UK execs Bailey and Soto finding new roles elsewhere.

  • Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo signs solar deal with Helexia
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo signs solar deal with Helexia


    Group makes customer satisfaction pledge; Vivo ramps up solar project.

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    Oi mobile sale gets pass, just


    Regulators give green light to contentious carve-up of Oi Group’s mobile assets between Vivo, Claro, and TIM. However, Brazil’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office to probe how sale was conducted. Prosecutor cites competition concerns and recommends “administrative proceedings” to investigate collusion among trio to exclude other interested companies. Oi claims sell-off ...

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    Regulator approves Oi sale


    Decision confirmed, subject to conditions, after Brazilian regulator Anatel postponed ruling last week. A board member had asked for additional time to review sale to a consortium featuring Telefónica|Vivo, Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil. Final approval still required from competition authority CADE.

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    Public Affairs

    Telefónica handed EC fine for Brazilian non-compete deal


    Decade-long proceedings close with Telefónica — along with Pharol — ordered to hand over €79m for antitrust breach. European Commission findings upheld despite yo-yoing, with final charge held for Telefónica and down slightly for Pharol.

  • New business boosts Atento diversification drive
    Partnerships & Alliances

    New business boosts Atento diversification drive


    Former Telefónica subsidiary flags growth in new sectors and USA as it expects legacy revenues from Spanish operator to dwindle. Cyberattack in Brazil disrupted services but will not affect financial guidance.

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    Telefónica reshapes board of directors


    Group cuts board seats from 17 to 15, with representation from shareholders BBVA and CaixaBank halved. Ignacio Moreno and Jordi Gual to instead shift to roles at Telefónica España and Brazil’s Vivo.

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    Telefónica people moves: wholesale lead named at VM O2


    VM O2 appoints Diego Tedesco to lead its Fixed Wholesale business in challenge to incumbent Openreach. SME-focused team also filled in at newly-merged UK operator, with appointments in marketing, products, and sales. Telefónica Tech draws in new faces from across the Group footprint.

  • Elsewhere in Brazil: Oi amalgamation on the move
    Strategy & Change

    Elsewhere in Brazil: Oi amalgamation on the move


    Oi amalgamation moves on a step.

  • Vivo adds five million to FTTP target
    Network & Infrastructure

    Vivo adds five million to FTTP target


    2024 target upped to 29 million premises passed thanks to multi-pronged deployment strategy and cut-price rollout costs. Partnerships highlighted as key to increased ambition.

  • Headlines: recovery gathers steam but jitters persist
    Financial & Performance

    Telefónica Q3 FY21 Headlines: recovery gathers steam but jitters persist


    Group describes results as “significant step towards economic and social recovery”. OBs put in a solid quarter, with Vivo and Telefónica Deutschland reporting gathering commercial momentum. First quarter for refashioned UK business. Telefónica Tech’s expansion still being significantly driven by M&A, obscuring ‘organic’ progress. Centralisation of Hispam progressing, and ...