Telefónicawatch Weekly: Spain continues stakebuilding; Group gets bogged down with brand legals


Spanish government brings itself level with CriteriaCaixa as Telefónica’s largest shareholder, increasing stake (through SEPI) to 5%. Elsewhere, Group gets to working through ‘huge’ DT brand dispute file dump; Virgin Media O2 taps Starlink for rural connectivity boost; Group seeks to keep closer watch on AI impact…

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Also covered:

  • BT Group
  • CaixaBank
  • CriteriaCaixa
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • European Union
  • IHS Towers
  • La Caixa Foundation
  • Ministerio de Defensa (Spain’s Ministry of Defence)
  • SEPI (Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales)
  • SpaceX
  • Starlink
  • stc (Saudi Telecom Company)
  • SUNAT (National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration, Peru)
  • Telefónica Deutschland (O2 Germany)
  • Telefónica Peru
  • Telefónica Tech
  • Telefónica|Vivo
  • Three UK
  • ViaMobilidade
  • Virgin Media O2 (VM O2)
  • Vodafone UK
  • Carlos Cuerpo (Spain’s Minister of Economy, Commerce & Enterprise)
  • 4G and 5G network deployment
  • AI (artificial intelligence)
  • APIs (application programming interfaces)
  • Business models and M&A in telecommunications
  • Customer experience and network quality improvement
  • Dark fibre networks
  • DAS (Distributed antenna systems)
  • Equity investments in telecommunications
  • Fibre infrastructure expansion
  • Financial performance and shareholder structure
  • Legal and public affairs
  • Metro networks
  • Public sector partnerships
  • Shareholder stakes and influence
  • Brazil
  • Germany
  • Hispam
  • Peru
  • Spain
  • UK

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