Vodafone Group’s Spanish business is attracting takeover interest from potential buyers, sources said.
MWC Barcelona is the scene of a fight between Big Tech companies and telecoms operators over who should fund the rollout of 5G and broadband.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone’s plan to take on Big Tech with their own advertising joint venture is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval.
American Tower Corp is buying telecommunication towers in Europe and Latin America from Telefonica for €7.7-billion, signalling a new competitive threat in Europe’s fast-growing tower industry.
Huawei Technologies, already getting squeezed out of Europe’s vast market for the next generation of telecommunications equipment, is under siege in another fast-growing business: cloud computing.
Telefonica and Liberty Global have agreed to create the UK’s largest phone and Internet operator, a deal that threatens its rivals and marks another industry-defining merger for billionaire John Malone.
Google is not the only big US technology company getting into the telecommunications business. Microsoft and Facebook have just announced they will build a super-fast transatlantic subsea cable with a design capacity of 160Tbit/s. The cable system
South African-headquartered telecommunications group MTN has announced it is joining forces with Spain’s Telefónica Group, one of the world’s biggest telecoms operators, to focus on growth areas such as enterprise business and machine-to-machine communications
Two of the UK’s biggest mobile operators, Vodafone and O2 (owned by Spain’s Telefonica), have announced they will pool infrastructure in a bid to reduce costs and build a platform for next-generation long-term evolution (LTE) networks in a move that could point the way for SA operators to build their own