All Telefónica|Vivo (Brasil) articles – Page 5

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    Telefónica people moves: comms overhaul to support New Telefónica


    Global Communications Department set to open offices in London and New York, with leadership now in place.

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    Vivo eyes convergence options as Oi integration begins


    Cross-selling to new Oi customer base a focus for CEO Christian Gebara as migration and integration gets underway, set to be completed in 2023. Synergies of BRL 5.4bn (£870m/€1bn) expected via efficiencies in costs, investments, and integration. Spectrum and mobile site tidy-up due this year, with half of the ...

  • Oi sale completed following two‑year wait

    Oi sale completed following two-year wait


    Consortium featuring Telefónica|Vivo, América Móvil’s Claro Brasil, and TIM Brasil concludes BRL 14.5bn deal for Brazilian operator’s mobile assets. Move will bring a “new infrastructural balance” to the market. Initial interest was mooted in March 2020, with Oi having filed for bankruptcy in 2016. Telefónica|Vivo to net 12.5 million ...

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    Telefónica people moves: advisory swaps at Tech


    Telefónica Tech adds Jaime Bergel and Eva Fernández to its Advisory Board, taking membership to 14. New operations lead added to Technology functions in Brazil and Germany. Jaime Smith Basterra replaces long-serving Telefónica non-executive Peter Erskine on the O2 Germany Supervisory Board. VM O2 commits to establishing a FinOps ...

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    Vivo refocuses M&A strategy with CVC launch


    Vivo Ventures expected to become one of the largest CVCs in Brazil. Plans to invest BRL 320m across a number of startups over the next five years.

  • Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo goes Solar

    Elsewhere in Brazil: Vivo goes Solar


    Vivo opens new solar energy plant; invites 150 staff to participate in DNA in Action CX programme.

  • Vivo calls on old friends for “5G‑ready” IP transport

    Vivo calls on old friends for “5G-ready” IP transport


    Selects Cisco, NEC to build “converged” transport network supporting fixed and wireless traffic. Network slicing capabilities to be part of unified architecture, using segment routing IPv6. Deployment timeframe unclear, but operator under regulatory orders to launch standalone 5G in main cities by August 2022.

  • FY21: ‘Core Four’ keep playing to strengths

    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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    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

    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.