Telefónica has confirmed that it will raise prices an average 6.8% from Jan 2023

Norbolsa | Telefónica CEO, Ángel Vilá, has confirmed that in the next few days the company will officially announce an average rise in tariffs for Movistar clients in Spain of 6.8%. This will come into effect from January 2023. The rise in tariffs will not be lineal, but will vary according to the services contracted. Up to now, the Spanish telco was implementing its strategy «more for more». This consisted…


Telcos competition eases: Vodafone, MásMóvil, the MVNOs record positive portability balances; Orange, Movistar negative

Norbolsa | The Spanish telco operators eased competition in July, after registering declines of 13% in mobile portability and 23% in fixed, compared with a year earlier. Vodafone, MásMóvil and the MVNOs recorded net positive portability balances, while Orange and Movistar registered negative balances.  In this respect, the commercial pressure seems to be decreasing given that, after the declines in prices in the last few months, there is not a…

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Telefonica, Orange And Vodafone To Develop Joint Networks In Rural Areas With EU Reconstruction Funds

The telecom operators Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have agreed to form an alliance to bid together for the deployment of 4G and 5G mobile networks in rural areas that will be financed with European reconstruction funds. Specifically, Movistar, Vodafone and Orange would build between 3,000 and 4,500 new radio sites, adding an extra 15% and 23% to the existing ones. 

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Vodafone And Orange Studying The Creation Of A Joint Infrastructure Firm In Spain

Bankinter | The Vodafone and Orange alliance aims to gain size to become an alternative to the big players in the sector, Cellnex and American Tower. The latter recently landed in Europe after the purchase of Telefónica’s towers. The sum of the towers that both groups would contribute to the new “infraco” would be 17,000 sites. It would become the leader in the Spanish market, surpassing Telxius (10,000 towers) and Cellnex (9,000).

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Telefónica to focus attention on German market after O2 UK sale

The Corner | March 27, 2015 | The sale by Telefónica of O2 UK  will allow the company to focus attention on its growing operation in Germany. Telefonica will now go toe-to-toe with Vodafone and Deutsche Telecom, as the three mobile giants vie for supremacy in the eurozone’s largest economy.

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EU’s mergers ballroom is open

MADRID | By Julia Pastor | Telecoms were the first sector opening fire in the European M&A’s market with the purchase of Ono by Vodafone. Now it is the turn of the construction industry via the merger of the two cement makers global leaders French Lafarge and Swiss Holcim. Joining both businesses would result into a company valued at $ 40 bn, which is presumably to face an investigation by competition authorities. Tourism sector would also participate in the corporate ball by selling 49% of airline Alitalia to Arab Emirate’s Etihad.

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Today’s Talk Of The Market In Spain

MADRID | By Jaime Santisteban | It could be a big deal. The Spanish government has to evaluate a comprehensive report on the tax system reforms handed by an experts’ comittee  “We have spared no one,” they’ve said. Will this really boost simplicity and efficiency? Market makers await further details about where the government stands on each proposal. Besides, focus remains in Ukraine ans the polemic referendum in Crimea, and in China, whose PM announced that more defaults are coming.