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Telefonica in talks to sell O2 to BT
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Spain’s Telefonica could sell its UK mobile operator O2 to British Telecom in return for a 20% stake in BT as part of a “strategic alliance” to strengthen the pair. This is according to reports on Spanish website El Confidencial. Telefonica has said that O2 remains core to its business but has not ruled out […]

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Telefonica Agrees €7.2B Deal for Vivendi’s Broadband Unit in Brazil
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Telefonica signed a €7.2 billion cash and stock deal with Vivendi to acquire GVT, the French conglomerate’s broadband business in Brazil, which also sees the Spanish and Latin American giant relinquish its shares in Telecom Italia. As part of the agreement, struck after nearly a month of exclusive negotiations between the two firms, Vivendi gets […]

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Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica Team Up To Deploy 100G Optical Network for Spain
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Alcatel-Lucent and Telefonica has agreed on the deployment of 100 Gbps optical networks in the northwest regions, eastern and southern Spain. The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 Photonic Service Switch(PSS) will be a key element in this network transformation, as it will enable Telefonica to improve the ability of its regional networks to meet the rapidly growing demand […]

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Telefonica Wants To Buy Brazilian Telco GVT
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Telefonica is preparing a bid for GVT, one of the largest operators of broadband and pay TV in Brazil, as reported in today’s edition of the Spanish newspaper Expansion. According to the report, the integration of the Brazilian group, controlled by France’s Vivendi, considerably strengthen Telefonica’s strategy in the convergence market, that is, the combined […]

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Telefonica Chile Launches Satellite Broadband for Rural Areas
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Telefonica Chile, the leading telecommunications company in the country, has launched its new satellite broadband service for rural areas where it invested $ 250 million, according to a statement released by the company. As part of the first initiative of its kind in Latin America, Movistar has launched its new Satellite Broadband service, offering quality […]

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