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CNMC charges Telefónica with competition breach

Telefónica is again under fire for breaking competition rules. CNMC, the Spanish regulator, has started legal proceedings against the company for obliging its subscribers to agree to a contract of up to 36 months under the Fusion+ smartphone promotion. That clause is against the legal conditions approved by the CNMC to authorise Telefónica’s acquisition of […]

December 21, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica to drop Movistar Fusión

Amidst mounting speculation regarding the possible sale of its pay-TV platform, Telefónica is reshaping the Movistar Plus convergent offer to include other services related to health, connected home and car security. The company will consequently drop the brand Movistar Fusion, according to financial newspaper El Economista, and will gather all the services – broadband, fixed […]

February 22, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

New Movistar Fusion subs obliged to buy smartphone

In an unprecedented move, Movistar will make all new subscribers acquire a smartphone from its catalogue if they wish to subscribe to its convergent Fusion packages. The company will launch the new ‘Fusion fees’ week commencing April 12th with a €3 monthly rise on average and the obligation for new subscribers to buy a smartphone […]

April 7, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Movistar raises speeds and prices

Spain’s largest telco Movistar is increasing its Fusión monthly fee by up to €3 in exchange for more fibre optic speed – up to 1 Gbps from the current 600 Mbps. Even those with the lowest speed of 100 Mbps will see their broadband speed increase to 300 Mbps. Fusion 0 package will cost €55 […]

November 30, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid