Spanish carrier group Telefónica has begun deploying LTE services in Mexico through its Movistar brand. The service will be available in October in three areas of the country: Ciudad de México; Jalisco and Nuevo León.
Three Spanish operators have teamed up in an effort to combat the threat of OTT communication providers such as WhatsApp and Skype by launching the Joyn service to their subscribers. With this move, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have helped make Spain the first country to offer the fully interoperable operator-led communications solution to subscribers.
Telefónica’s Chilean subsidiary Movistar has connected up half a million homes across the country with fibre and is now getting ready to launch an IPTV service, according to local reports.
As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will improve the operator’s network management system based on NetAct. The contract also involves implementation services; software upgrades and implementation; as well as network monitoring to ensure network performance and service quality.
European operator Telefonica has been confirmed as the exclusive carrier of the Palm Pre smartphone in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Germany.