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Telefónica demands global techs pay up

Spain’s Telefónica is seeking compensation from the US online giants – such as Google, Amazon, Meta/Facebook, Microsoft and Netflix – for the ‘over use’ of its network. The president of Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Pallete, has requested that tech companies that use more than 5 per cent of the network’s operations should pay them compensation. “We […]

November 10, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica Global Solutions selects Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specialist in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, has announced that Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS) selected Gilat to extend 4G cellular backhaul over satellite for mobile operators serving rural areas in the northern part of Latin America. Within the framework of a multi-year agreement with TGS, Gilat will provide its SkyEdge […]

November 7, 2022

Telefónica Q3 revenues up 11.2%

Telefónica has presented solid results marked by accelerating revenue growth, which increased in the third quarter to €10.3 billion, 11.2 per cent up YoY. The Spanish multinational telco said that in “a context of global macroeconomic uncertainty [it] has continued to grow, strengthening its position in its main markets and exploiting new opportunities”, a performance […]

November 4, 2022

TIP launches metaverse-ready project group

TIP (Telecom Infra Project) has established a new project group that addresses one of the central topics in today’s telecommunications industry, metaverse-ready networks. The metaverse aims to transform how people interact by delivering immersive experiences that will require better network performance, for both fixed and mobile networks. According to TIP – a global community of […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Spain: 1Gbps price war

Spain’s largest telcos – Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone – have thrown themselves into another price fight, this time over FTTH 1Gbps. Telefónica is offering 1Gbps fibre for €29.90 a month for nine months, including installation, router, phone-line fee and with unlimited calls. After that period, the price will be €50 a month. Vodafone is pitching […]

September 14, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: 3hr limit for pirate site takedown

Spanish telco Telefónica and the country’s top flight football league La Liga have won two legal battles, with courts ruling that websites pirating TV content will have to be blocked within three hours of the operator reporting them as being illegal. This will be carried out on a weekly basis and will come into force […]

August 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Football price war intensifies

Multiplay telcos Telefónica and Orange Spain have become embroiled in a new TV football price war, with discounts of up to 25 per cent from the former or €15 a month from the latter. Both are fighting for premium subscribers who usually spend over €90 a month for convergent packages, including football. Telefónica is offering […]

August 1, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Liberty Global, Telefónica, InfraVia UK fibre JV

Liberty Global, Telefónica Infra, S.L.U, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spanish telco Telefónica, together with infrastructure and technology investment specialist InfraVia Capital Partners, are to set up a new Joint Venture (JV) that will roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to greenfield premises across the UK. The partnership will initially roll out fibre to 5 million homes […]

July 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Movistar TV subs in freefall

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform Movistar + has lost 212,000 customers in a year, 58,000 since April 2022, to a total of 3,589,000. If compared with June 2020, the decline amounts to 465,000 subscribers. Despite the launch of MiMovistar in May, with a revamped offer to personalise the selection of services, the company has lost 27,000 convergent […]

July 29, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica partly sells rural FTTH network

Telefónica has sold 13 per cent of its rural FTTH network to its subsidiary (with a share of 55 per cent) BlueVia Fibra – that operates along with Vauban Infrastructure Partners/Credit Agricole Assurances, with a share of 45 per cent. BlueVia, with a value of €2.5 billion, has plans to cover 3.5 million homes with […]

July 25, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid