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Vodafone names Spain price, rejects Italy bid

Vodafone has priced the sale of its Spanish subsidiary Vodafone Spain at €7 billion, according to El Independiente. Vodafone is weighing both a sale and a joint-venture with the creation of a new company on a 50/50 basis. Back in 2020 the company explored this latter possibility with MásMóvil but its plan failed as the […]

February 11, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Orange eyes MásMóvil merger

Orange Spain, Spain’s second largest network, is exploring a merger with MásMóvil, the fourth largest telco, according to local reports. Both companies would share 50 per cent of the new group, including MasMovil’s shareholders: buyout funds KKR, Cinven and Providence. The resulting company would approach Telefonica in szie, and leapfrog Vodafone, currently the third largest. […]

February 8, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone explores merger

The CEO of Vodafone, Nick Read, said during a conference call with analysts that it is in active talks with other operators over possible consolidation moves in Spain, Italy, UK and Portugal. All options are open: a merger, a joint venture or a sale of the company. Speculation on a possible merger with MásMóvil are […]

February 3, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: Wholesale model reshaping fibre rollout in W. Europe?

The expansion of fibre networks is progressing fast in Western Europe, where an average of 7 million premises were connected each quarter over the last year, reports Dataxis. When considering the five biggest consumer markets in the region, it is clear that the deployment of fibre infrastructures widely varies in each country. The market is […]

January 27, 2022

MásMóvil breaks into Portuguese 5G market

Spanish telco MásMóvil has won several 4G and 5G spectrum lots in Portugal for €70 million following a public auction with its participation through subsdiary Nowo. The company won two lots of 5MHz in the 1,800 Mhz band, a block of 5Mhz in the 2,600 MHz band and four blocks of 10 MHz in the […]

October 28, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

MásMóvil commits €350m to FTTH and 5G

MásMóvil has announced that it will invest €350 million in Euskaltel’s optic fibre and 5G over the next three years to substantially extend its coverage in the Basque Country. MásMóvil plans to reach 1 million households via FTTH through Euskaltel by year end, up from the current 850,000. As for 5G, Euskaltel is already covering […]

October 8, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

MásMóvil sells Euskaltel TV unit

MásMóvil, the fourth largest Spanish telco, has decided to sell the Euskaltel TV division to Agile Content for €32 million, soon after having completed its takeover of the Basque Country-based company. Agile Content now will add 500,000 TV subscribers from R, Telecable and Euskaltel and will move its headquarters from Barcelona to Bilbao. Agile Content […]

August 11, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Vodafone in FTTH migration talks with Telefónica, Onivia

Vodafone Spain is negotiating the FTTH migration of its ONO HFC network with Telefónica and the regional telco Onivia Networks. These two companies have submitted proposals to Vodafone to lease their FTTH networks, as MásMóvil and Euskaltel do, to enable the UK telco to migrate its HFC customers to FTTH, according to Expansión. With the […]

July 8, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

CNMC OKs MásMóvil, Euskaltel merger

Spain’s competition regulator the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has given its first phase approval to the merger between telcos and Euskaltel. The €2 billion transaction consists of the acquisition by MásMóvil Ibercom S.A.U. of exclusive control of Euskatel, S.A. through a public offer to acquire shares representing the entire capital […]

June 17, 2021By Colin Mann

MásMóvil launches Agile TV Premium

MásMóvil, Spain’s fourth largest telco operator, has launched Agile TV Premium with an offer of 11 TV channels to its subscribers. The channels are: FOX, FOX Life, AXN, AXN White, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Discovery, Baby TV and Viajar. The service, so far available to MásMóvil-owned low cost Yoigo, also […]

May 26, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid