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Spain: Movistar switching off DSL

FTTH lines in Spain grew by 102,921 in February 2024, reaching a total of 15.6 million, according to the latest report from CNMC. Some 5.4 million lines, 34.6 per cent of the total, belong to Movistar with 310,000 new lines added on a year-on-year basis. Movistar, Orange and MásMóvil together control 72.6 per cent of […]

April 18, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

MásOrange launches in Spain

MásOrange (+O), the new brand arising from the merger between MásMóvil and Orange, has launched with a massive presentation to its 7,000 staff under the slogan ‘Estrenamos Futuro’ (We Launch The Future), promising not to cut jobs and guaranteeing huge investments in FTTH and 5G in the coming years. The new company will operate in […]

April 3, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

MásMóvil increases revenue and customers

MásMóvil ended the year increasing its revenues by 3 per cent to €2.97 billion, albeit losing €240 million overall. EBITDA remained flat versus the previous year reaching €1.18 billion with investments totalling €437 million. In term of customers, MásMóvil added 650,000 new lines including mobile and fixed broadband. Overall, the company has 15.9 million lines, […]

March 19, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain approves Orange, MásMóvil merger

The Spanish Government has approved the merger between Orange and MásMóvil, paving the way for the creation of the new market leader scheduled to be operating by Q4. The cabinet meeting gave the green light following the EC’s recent approval of the €18.6 billion merger. [With the approval] we will guarantee better services for consumers,” […]

March 12, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

EC clears Orange, MásMóvil merger

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed creation of a joint venture by Orange and MásMóvil. The approval is conditional upon full compliance with a commitments package offered by Orange and MásMóvil. The decision follows a prolonged investigation of the proposed transaction. The EC explained that “Orange is a full […]

February 21, 2024

Zegona wants a piece of Orange-MásMóvil

UK’s Zegona, owner of Vodafone Spain, has asked Brussels for access to surplus assets from Orange-MásMóvil under the same conditions as the Romanian operator Digi. According to Expansión, Zegona has requested that European authorities grant a similar deal to Digi’s with both merging companies so that Vodafone can gain broadband and mobile customers from Orange […]

December 22, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Digi paves the way for Orange, MásMóvil merger

Romanian telco operator Digi has confirmed its deal with Orange and MásMóvil whereby it will gain access to their mobile networks, thus paving the way for the European authorities to give approval to the merger. Digi will pay Orange €120 million for the usage of its network. In exchange, it will be able to manage […]

December 13, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Agile TV seeks European expansion

Agile Content, the technology provider for TV content that operates pay-TV service Agile TV, is breaking into other European countries such as Italy, Germany, Portugal and Sweden, as well as Brazil in Latin America. “We will replicate our Spanish model in Italy”, said Alfredo Redondo, CEO of Agile Content, to Crónica Vasca, adding that “80 […]

December 8, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Digi to acquire Orange-MásMóvil surplus assets

Digi has reached a preliminary agreement with Orange-MásMóvil to acquire the so-called remedies, the surplus assets from the merger. This move may pave the way for the EU approval of the merger, still under the EC scrutiny and valued at over €18 billion. If acquired, Digi says it will invest around €2 billion over the […]

November 30, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Zegona wants García to run Vodafone Spain

UK’s Zegona is reportedly negotiating with MásMóvil over the appointment of José Miguel García as CEO of Vodafone Spain, according to El País. The former CEO of Euskaltel, García signed a non-competition agreement with MásMóvil when it acquired Euskaltel, whereby García cannot take an executive role in a rival operator until the end of 2024. […]

November 16, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid