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Nextel taps Telefonica for LatAm coverage

The move allows Nextel to expand its coverage

Spanish carrier Telefónica has been contracted by Nextel branded NII Holdings to supply nationwide 3G coverage for voice and data services in Brazil and Mexico, expanding Nextel’s existing coverage.

Telefonica signs deal with office software provider

Operator group Telefonica has signed a deal with productivity tool provider Evernote to offer Vivo subscribers in Brazil a year’s subscription to its premium package.

Telefonica strikes OTT partnership with Evernote

Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base

In an example of how operators are leveraging OTT partnerships, Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base.

Brazilian operators select LTE providers

Vivo and Oi have named their LTE supplier partners

Brazilian operators Vivo and Oi have selected their suppliers for their LTE networks. Vivo, Telefônica subsidiary in the country, has announced that Swedish vendor Ericsson will supply and implement its 4G network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.

Telefonica’s move on Vivo to change Brazilian market

Telefonica’s acquisition of Vivo will give the company the platform it needs to launch convergent services

Spanish and Latin American carrier Telefonica’s acquisition of Vivo will have a significant impact on the Brazilian market, most notably giving the company the platform it needs to launch convergent services.

Telefonica cements deal for Vivo Brazil

The deal is expected to total around €7.5bn, yet another increase on the original offer of €5.7bn, underscoring the importance of the stake to Telefónica

Spanish carrier Telefónica said Wednesday that it has finally reached an agreement with Portugal Telecom over the acquisition of Brazilian operator Vivo.

EU rules against Portugal’s use of golden share in Brazil deal

EU rules against Portugal state's use of golden share in Telefónica Brazil deal

Spanish incumbent operator Telefónica is still chasing its Brazilian dream after the European Court of Justice ruled that the Portuguese Government’s use of a so called ‘golden share’ to block Telefónica’s acquisition of Vivo was unlawful.

Telefonica bid for Vivo derailed

Telefónica has seen its designs on Brazil trashed after the Portuguese government blocked the acquisition of Portugal Telecom’s stake in Vivo

Spanish and Latin American carrier Telefónica has seen its designs on Brazil trashed after the Portuguese government blocked the acquisition of Portugal Telecom’s stake in Vivo.

Telefónica sells stake in Portugal Telecom

Telefónica hopes the sale of its stake will increase support for its bid to buy PT out of Vivo

Spanish incumbent and Latin American carrier Telefónica has sold eight per cent of its ten per cent stake in Portugal Telecom (PT) amid fears it will not be allowed to vote as a PT shareholder on the acceptance of its offer to buy PT out of Brasilcel,which controls Brazilian mobile player Vivo .

Portugal Telecom and Telefónica haggle over Brazil

The tussle for control of Vivo between Portugal Telecom and Telefónica reflects the importance of the market

The tussle for control of leading Brazilian mobile player Vivo between Portugal Telecom and Spain’s Telefónica reflects the huge importance of the market to both European players.

Telefonica cannot block Vivo dividends says PT

Portugal Telecom is holding fast against Telefonica's attempts to muscle it out of Brazil

Portugal Telecom has denied that Telefonica is able to block dividends from the two operators’ Brazilian joint venture Vivo as analysts warn that the Portugese incumbent cannot afford to lose its presence in the high growth Brazilian market.

Slim launches $22bn LatAm shake up

Big spender: Carlos Slim, head of America Movil

Latin American operator, America Movil, has launched its $21.8bn bid for control of three other regional telecoms firms. It sounds like big money but given that America Movil’s top man is none other than Carlos Slim Helu, the richest man in the world, such moves are to be expected.

No Vivo deal yet

Spanish carrier Telefonica confirmed on Wednesday that it has held discussions with Portugal Telecom on the acquisition of the Portuguese company’s 50 per cent share in Brazilian operator Vivo but denied it has reached an agreement. The revelation came after rising speculation that a deal hinges on whether Portugal Telecom can substitute its half of [...]

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