European joint venture

As technology experts and enthusiasts, you know something serious is going down in European Union (EU) when four of its telecom giants join hands to develop the advertising venture of a lifetime. Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, France’s Orange, Spain’s Telefónica, and the UK’s Vodafone dominate the telecom industry in their respective countries. Deutsche Telekom, for example, […]

IBM has been awarded a multi-year contract to help Telefonica build its new ‘Unica Next’ cloud-based 5G core network platform. In a statement, IBM said the Spanish operator , Telefonica, has engaged IBM Global Business Services – the consultancy arm of IBM, Red Hat and Juniper Networks – to deploy an “open-standard open-networking” platform across […]

Telefonica Germany said it has installed almost 2,000 5G antennas operating in the 3.6 GHz frequency bands in around 80 cities. The company has equipped the city of Berlin with around 375 antennas, Munich with 175 antennas transmitting, Hamburg with over 150, Cologne and Stuttgart with over 120 5G antennae each. Markus Haas, CEO of […]

Telefónica making significant progress with 5G deployment

5G is considered a catalyst for digital transformation in many countries worldwide, helping to create new value across sectors. Spain is leading the way with Europe’s largest fibre optic network and has announced, through its telecoms giant Telefónica, it has switched on its 5G network enabling 75% of the Spanish population to obtain access to […]

Meeting sustainability targets – a priority for telcos

Telefonica has already achieved one of its sustainability targets way ahead of its deadline. The company has now taken the impressive step of saying that it now plans to reach its target of zero net emissions in at least four main markets by the year 2030 – 20 years earlier than they had originally planned. […]

Liberty Global’s Virgin Media and Telefonica’s O2 merge UK operations

Liberty Global’s UK cable operator Virgin Media, is set to merge with O2, Telefonica’s mobile carrier. Liberty Global and Telefonica will undergo a 50-50 joint venture. The deal is currently valued at £31.4 billion ($38.9 billion), with Virgin Media valued at £18.7 billion and O2 valued at £12.7 billion. The deal between the two telecoms […]

Telefonica, Movistar, and Disney Plus to benefit from mutual partnership

The Walt Disney Company Iberia and Spain-based telecom Telefonica, revealed that one of the world’s leading entertainment companies, Movistar, will be their distributor for Disney Plus in Spain, in a mutual partnership – set to make its debut through Movistar’s Fusion package. As part of a mutually beneficial agreement, Disney Plus will give Movistar customers […]

Telefonica IOT

Global communications company Telefonica has recently been recognised as a Leader in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for IoT Connectivity Services, Worldwide, for the sixth year running. An improvement on its “completeness of vision”, which is one of the two aspects the Magic Quadrant assesses together with the “ability to execute”. The company believes the main […]