Telecoms news from Spain
Orange plans to become the first mobile network in Spain to offer LTE based 4G services, and will aim to beat rival network Yoigo to the launch. ...more.
Vodafone Spain has been fined EUR2 million (US$2.6 million) by the telecoms regulator for failing to abide by European roaming tariff limits. ...more.
Telefonica has announced that Brazil is now its largest market in terms of revenue, overtaking its Spanish home market for the first time. ...more.
TeliaSonera's subsidiary Yoigo will launch 4G services in Spain in July -- which it says will make it the first operator in the country to offer LTE services. ...more.
Spain's Telefonica is reported to have renewed a MVNO agreement with the Spanish cable TV operator, Ono for a further two-a-half years. ...more.
The Negative Outlook on Telefonica's rating is mainly driven by sovereign concerns, the prospect of further weakness in the economy, increased austerity and sovereign bond yields, how these factors might affect Telefonica's domestic business and ability to fund itself. ...more.
TeliaSonera has announced that it is canceling the process of selling its Spanish mobile network subsidiary after the bids offered failed to meet its expectations. ...more.
Vodafone and Orange have jointly announced plans to co-invest in fibre to the home deployment in Spain, with the intention to reach 6 million households and workplaces across 50 major cities by September 2017. ...more.
Spain's Telefonica is reported to have secured export guarantees worth US$1 billion from Swedish government agencies to secure the purchase of equipment from Ericsson. ...more.
Vodafone is again reported to be mulling a bid for Spain's smallest mobile network, Yoigo, which was put up for sale last year by its majority shareholder, TeliaSonera. ...more.
Vodafone Spain is looking to cut around 650 jobs according to the labour unions, although that is a reduction on previous reports of around 1,000 job losses. ...more.
The European Commission has imposed fines of EUR66.9 million on Telefonica and EUR12.3 million on Portugal Telecom for agreeing not to compete with each other on the Iberian telecommunications markets. ...more.
Vodafone topped a list of complaints about Spanish mobile networks during 2012 according to the consumer rights group, FACUA. ...more.
Vodafone is looking to cut around a quarter of its staff -- or around 1,000 jobs -- as part of a cost cutting exercise, according to a local labour union. ...more.
Spain's three largest mobile networks have been collectively fined EUR120 million (US$159 million) by the country's Competition Commission after it decided that they have been overcharging for text messages. ...more.
Out of the 30.9 million smartphone owners in the UK, nearly half (46.6 percent) ran on Google's Android operating system. ...more.
Orange Spain announced today the acquisition of 100% of Simyo, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) owned by KPN in Spain, which has around 380,000 customers. ...more.
Orange Spain is reported to be close to a deal to buy the Spanish MVNO, Simyo from its Dutch owners, KPN for around EUR30 million. ...more.
Orange has announced plans pre-install a mobile security app into Android smartphones sold in several of its European markets. ...more.
Spain's three largest mobile networks, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have launched Rich Communication Services (RCS) through the consumer-facing brand joyn to their customers. ...more.