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American Tower mulls Cellnex bid

US wireless communications infrastructure provider American Tower (ATC) is reported to be considering growing its presence in Europe, with Spanish business daily Okdiario suggesting that company is considering a takeover bid for Spanish broadcast and telecoms infrastructure provider Cellnex Telecom, in partnership with venture capital fund Brookfield. ATC acquired the tower division of Telefónica’s Telxius […]

January 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Cellnex CEO steps down

Tobías Martínez, CEO of Cellnex, the Spanish telco tower operator, is stepping down from his role. Martinez said that the company needs someone new who “maximises organic growth, consolidates the industrial project in all markets and achieves the goal of investment grade amid the current economic and financial context”. “All these factors have led me […]

January 11, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

RTVE pays €350m for Cellnex renewal

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE has awarded Retevision (Cellnex) the distribution of its audiovisual signals (including DTT) for the next five years, starting in 2023, for a total of €350 million. Retevision had already been distributing RTVE’s signals for the previous 7-years, but the current contract is about to come to an end. Around €320 million […]

December 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cellnex fined over market dominance abuse

Cellnex, the Spanish domestic broadcasting transmission operator, has been ordered to pay a €18.7 million fine for abuse of dominant position in the carriage of TV signals. According to El Pais, the Spanish Court Audiencia Nacional has ratified the fine imposed by the regulatory body CNMC for abusing its dominant position in the market overcharging […]

October 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

KKR bids for Deutsche Telekom tower business

A trio of investors, KKR & Co, Global Infrastructure Partners and Stonepeak Partners, have combined to bid for a controlling stake in Deutsche Telekom’s (DT) cellular towers subsidiary, according to Bloomberg. However, they are not alone in the bidding war. A consortium of Canadian investment firm Brookfield Asset Management and Cellnex Telecom has also made […]

June 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

France: Cellnex Telecom to dispose 3,200 sites

Cellnex Telecom has agreed — subject to the French Competition Authority (FCA) approval– the disposal of a package of c.3,200 sites with Phoenix Tower International (PTI) in order to fulfil Hivory closing remedies that were determined by the FCA, following Cellnex’s acquisition of Hivory in 2021. PTI will acquire 1,226 telecommunications sites in dense areas […]

March 22, 2022

Cellnex tower sale addresses merger concerns

Wireless telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure operator Cellnex must sell over 1,000 telecoms tower sites to address competition concerns over its purchase of CK Hutchison’s UK towers. Cellnex is currently active across several European countries, and CK Hutchison is a multinational conglomerate that currently owns and operates the Three mobile network in the UK. The proposed […]

March 4, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain is “unique UHD test lab”

The upcoming 4K-HDR Summit in Malaga, Spain will hear a presentation from Xavier Redón, a senior executive with Cellnex Telecom, who says that UHD demonstration transmissions are now available to “50 per cent of the Spanish population”. Redón, who is also vice-president of the UHD Spain Association, adds: “Spain is a unique UHD test laboratory […]

November 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

RTVE heads UHD Spain

Spanish public broadcaster, RTVE, will lead the recently created UHD Spain Association following RTVE’s Technology director, Pere Vila, being appointed as the president of the organisation. The UHD Association in Spain has been created with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy […]

January 27, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

UHD Spain Association launches

The first UHD Association in Spain will launch next week with the aim of boosting 4K, 8K, HDR and new broadcasting technologies putting Spain at the same level as Germany, France, Italy and the UK with similar organisations. Backed by International organisations including the UHD Alliance, UHD Forum and 8K Association, the Spanish Association will […]

January 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid