21 hrs ago
Telefonica Walks the Digital Tightrope
Amid the noise and excitement of this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Telefonica stuck with its financial calendar and announced its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report.
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Who Will Buy Intune Networks?
Many optical networking questions will be posed this week during the OFC event in San Francisco, but here's one that isn't about 400G, colorless ROADMs or the derivation of the show floor coffee: Who's going to buy optical burst pioneer Intune Networks ? Well, Irish optical transport technology developer Intune has been around since 1999, when it ... (more)
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Telecom Italia scraps dividend to conserve cash as losses rise, Bloomberg says
EU telecoms ask EC to ease competition rules, FT reports In a letter to the European Commission signed by the CEOs of Vodafone , Telefonica , Telecom Italia , Deutsche Telekom , Orange , and Hutchison Whampoa the telecom companies have asked for competition rules to be eased in order to allow consolidation and boost industry profits, reported ... (more)
Thu Mar 06, 2014
OMERS Ventures hires new MD
OMERS Ventures, the venture capital investment arm of the OMERS pension plan, announces Kent Thexton is joining its team as Managing Director.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Telefonica Said Nearing Purchase of Prisa's Pay-TV Unit
Telefonica SA , Spain 's biggest phone company, is nearing an agreement to buy Promotora de Informaciones SA 's controlling stake in its pay-TV business for about 800 million euros , according to people familiar with the matter.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Infinera Flexes Its Multi-Layer Muscles
Infinera has made a trio of announcements around multi-layer transport network control and flexibility that just might help it gain a reputation as a table-setter for carrier-grade software-defined networking .
Prisa Picks Up Another Catalyst
Shareholder agreement with respect to Canal+ triggers forcible sale of the business, of which Prisa [ ] owns a 56% share of the pay-TV platform.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Telefonica: A 6.8% Yielding Telco With Nearly 70% Upside Potential
Telefonica is still my top telco bet for 2014 and beyond. The Spanish telecommunications giant with a large presence in Latin America has fallen from grace in 2012 as the company decided to suspend its dividend payments and instead focus on reducing its net debt burden .
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Telefonica's CEO Discusses Q4 2013 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by and welcome to TelefA3nica's January-December 2013 Results Conference Call.
Ringing in the changes: Sales fall 6.1% at mobile giant O2 but the...
Some 982,000 new customers signed up to contracts with the group, owned by struggling Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica - an increase of 2 per cent on the previous year.
The Washington Post
Vivendi's Unloved SFR Wooed by Three Suitors Amid Mobile Mergers
France's second-largest mobile carrier is the subject of a three-way contest among Numericable SA, Iliad SA, and Bouygues SA, all of which are discussing potential acquisition offers, according to people familiar with the situation.
The Washington Post
Telecom Italia Said to Plan Move to Assuage Small Investors
Telecom Italia SpA Chief Executive Officer Marco Patuano plans to propose changes that address concerns minority shareholders have too little influence, people with knowledge of the matter said.
Telefonica I+D and Infinera Collaborate to Demonstrate Network-as-a-Service Using SDN
The collaboration highlighted the power of an open SDN approach and how it can unleash the innovation of a carrier like Telefonica.
Euronews: Telefonica Plans Capex Rise
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Testing times at Spirent; NSN provides vendor funding in Saudi; EE's on its way to Wembley.
Telefonica Latches on to Mobile Security
Mobile World Congress 2014 -- Telefonica Digital's security subsidiary Eleven Paths announced the first corporate customers for its Latch digital security lock application and unveiled plans for Telefonica SA to integrate the app into several of its own services as well as load the app onto all new mobile devices later this year.
Telefonica's Net Profits up by 17%, Widely Surpassing Its Debt Reduction Objective
The Chairman of TelefA3nica , CA©sar Alierta, said the Company will accelerate its transformation in 2014: " Among our targets, we will continue accelerating revenue growth and, at the same time, we will increase investments to anticipate to the growing demand from the increasingly intensive data service usage, as well as the recovery of ... (more)
Wall Street Journal
Telefonica to Slow Debt-Reduction Pace
TelefA3nica SA said Thursday that fourth-quarter net profit more than tripled after write-downs a year earlier weren't repeated, adding that it will slow the pace of its debt-reduction drive this year as it faces challenges in markets where it is trying to expand.
Telefonica Earnings Top Estimates Amid Cost Cuts in Europe
Telefonica SA , Spain's biggest phone company, reported fourth-quarter earnings that topped analysts' estimates as the carrier cut costs in Europe to cope with falling revenue.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Telefonica eyes 1.5 bln euros savings with new business structure
Spanish telecoms group Telefonica on Wednesday said it hoped to make savings worth 1.5 billion euros by centralising the majority of its business units under a single manager based in Madrid.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Alcatel-Lucent: Another Step In The Right Direction?
Alcatel-Lucent is becoming one of the best turnaround stories and the management deserves full credit for its hard work.