Spanish operator Telefónica has awarded Polish B/OSS vendor Comarch a contract to supply network planning and optimisation products and services to across the operator’s European footprint. It is the vendor’s first multinational deal with Telefónica and builds on a previous implementation with Telefónica Deutschland, Comarch said.
Brazil’s antitrust regulator has ordered Spanish operator group Telefonica to relinquish part of its stake in TIM Brasil or seek a partner for its own Brazilian subsidiary Vivo.
European operator Telefonica will retire VoIP service Jajah in January next year. Users will no longer be able to make calls using either the Jajah.com website or the Jajah Direct service as of January 31, 2014.
Spanish operator group Telefónica has seen its revenues and net profit drop in the quarter ending September 30, 2013. Revenue for the quarter fell to €14.06m, a 9.5 per cent decline on the €15.54m generated in 3Q12, while net profit fell 21.1 per cent year on year, from €1.38m in 3Q12 to €1.09m in 3Q13.
German mobile operator E-Plus, in the process of being acquired by operator group Telefónica, has implemented a 3GPP-compliant security solution to deliver a safer mobile broadband experience for its subscribers.
Czech operators Telefónica Czech Republic and T-Mobile Czech Republic have signed an agreement to share their 2G and 3G networks and technologies.
The first tests in artificial conditions will take place next week, the operators said ina joint statement. The main goal of the tests is to confirm the proposed technological solution.
The European Commission has formally asked Spanish regulator CNMC to withdraw or amend its proposal to cap the prices which dominant operator Telefónica can charge rivals that want to sell broadband services on it network.
Spanish operator group Telefónica has launched handsets running on Mozilla’s Firefox OS platform in Brazil, through its subsidiary Vivo. The operator already offers the devices; the LG Fireweb and the Alcatel Onetouch Fire in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela, and is planning similar launches in Peru, Uruguay and Mexico in the coming days.
Spanish operator group Telefónica has teamed with local bank CaixaBank to set up a company offering consumer financing for mobile handsets and devices.
Operator group Telefónica has appointed a financial services veteran to lead up its Digital Financial Services unit. Pilar Aurrecoechea has been in the financial services sector for 25 years and will join the operator group’s innovation arm, Telefónica Digital, reporting into Vivek Dev, CEO of Digital Services.
Italian operator Telecom Italia has announced that its chairman and CEO Franco Bernabè has resigned from his role. Bernabè tendered his resignation at a meeting of the operator’s Board of Directors, which will now be chaired by the vice president Aldo Minucci.
Spanish operator group Telefonica has signed a deal to step up its carrier billing capabilities. The operator group has teamed up with mobile money solutions provider Mopay, granting it direct access to Telefónica’s billing platform BlueVia.
Shareholders in Dutch operator group KPN have approved the sale of German subsidiary E-Plus to Telefónica Deutschland at an extraordinary general meeting.
Operator group Telefonica has implemented a chat application to power its customer service and to support its operations in Spain. The group has invested in software provider Moxie Software’s Chat Spaces solution as it looks to engage customers across multiple communication channels.
Dutch operator group KPN has announced it is expecting to make a loss of €3.7bn that it can deduct against taxes as a result of the sale of its German subsidiary E-Plus to Telefonica Deutschland.
Operator group Telefónica will deploy femtocells in Germany to extend its network coverage in areas where buildings’ walls can degrade the quality of a mobile signal or in areas far from a macro cell tower.
There’s nothing like easing back into work after your summer holidays, is there? Whatever plans the Informer had for a gentle return were shattered by two of the biggest M&A announcements we’ve seen for some time. Neither depended on the element of surprise for their impact, though, as both had been much anticipated.
Network infrastructure vendor Alcatel-Lucent has won its largest LTE agreement in Western Europe to date from Telefónica Spain.
With Vodafone and Telefónica-owned O2 launching their LTE services today, long awaited competition in the UK LTE market can now begin. Meanwhile the UK’s two other operators, 3UK and EE, piped up to remind the market of their own plans and achievements.
It looks like America Movil has given its approval to the takeover of KPN’s German unit E-Plus after Telefónica Deutschland sweetened its original deal.