Advanced Television


Spain: Self-produced football TV pilot

Spanish telco Telefónica and football club Atlético de Madrid have teamed up to launch a TV pilot that enables viewers themselves to produce a football match. Combining 5G technology and Virtual Reality, the pilot will allow viewers to watch the match from different angles via four 360º TV cameras situated in four locations. The system […]

May 26, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica: Revenues and subs up, profit down

Spanish telco Telefónica saw its profit fall by 57 per cent to €298 million even though revenues grew by 6.7 per cent to €10.04 billion in the first quarter of the year – with Brazil, Germany and UK being the best performing markets in terms of revenues with a growth of 17.5 per cent, 8 […]

May 11, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telefónica: ‘Piracy impacts creativity’

While the appropriation of products or services offered by third parties online seems to be socially accepted, the same principles should apply to both the physical and digital worlds, writes Andrea Fabra Fernández, Public Policy Manager, Telefónica in a Blog Post. “Piracy has a significant detrimental impact on the creative industry, leading to reduced income […]

May 10, 2023By Colin Mann

Enable-6G project launched

The IMDEA Networks Institute, in collaboration with Telefónica, NEC Corporation and BluSpecs, has launched the ENABLE-6G project, which aims to address the challenges that will be faced by future 6G networks, such as increased connectivity, higher performance demands, and advanced object and environment detection and communication. This project is funded by the European Union-NextGenerationEU and […]

April 24, 2023By Colin Mann

Telefónica, Siminn television roaming trial

Spanish telco Telefónica and Siminn, Iceland’s largest telecommunications operator, have successfully carried out what they say is the first proof of concept for TV roaming. Both companies have been able to demonstrate the feasibility of distributing video services with local delivery when the user is on a visited network by interconnecting their Content Delivery Networks […]

April 18, 2023By Colin Mann

Spain: MásMóvil broadband overtakes Vodafone

MásMóvil ended the year as the third largest broadband provider in Spain – ahead of Vodafone – according to the latest CNMC data. MásMóvil hit a penetration rate of 18.6 per cent, higher than Vodafone’s 17.5 per cent, which is now in fourth place. Telefónica is the market leader with a 34.1 per cent share […]

April 12, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Qwilt, Telefónica team for Spain content delivery

Spanish multiplay telco Telefónica, through its Telefónica Soluciones area, and connected experience  delivery specialist Qwilt have reached an agreement to implement a content distribution system based on the union of both companies’ technologies. Through this alliance, Qwilt expands its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by relying on Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network (TCDN) deployed in […]

March 22, 2023

Telefónica hit with €6 million fine

Spanish telco Telefónica is facing a €6 million fine for breaking legal conditions imposed by competition and markets regulator CNMC in respect of its Movistar Fusión convergent offer. The regulator has imposed that fine on the grounds that Telefónica was obliging subscribers to sign permanent clauses and for charging them by cancelling the subscriptions before […]

March 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

GSMA Open Gateway initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has unveiled a new industry-wide initiative called GSMA Open Gateway, a framework of universal network Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs), designed to provide universal access to operator networks for developers. Launched with the support of 21 mobile network operators, the GSMA says the move represents a paradigm shift in the […]

February 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Telefónica: 2022 revenues up, subs down

Spanish telco Telefónica increased its revenues by 1.8 per cent in 2022 to €39.9 billion, with a net profit of €2 billion with healthy revenues in key markets and cost control. The company is a global force in FTTH with 168 million lines, up 5 per cent, out of which 28 million correspond to Spain, […]

February 23, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid