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Telefónica invests $200M in new innovation initiative, seeks partners

Telefónica committed $200 million (€175 million) to the formation of an investment platform that it said will help drive the creation and supply of new products and services for its customers in Europe and Latin America.

Telefónica's opening quarter leaves analysts wanting

Telefónica disappointed analysts with its first-quarter earnings, with the operator's domestic performance detracting from an overall increase in net income compared to the same period of 2014.

Hutchison and VimpelCom hold 'exploratory' talks on Italian joint venture

Hutchison Whampoa and VimpelCom confirmed this week that they are in exploratory talks to merge their respective Italian mobile units in a joint venture, marking the latest effort by the Hong Kong-based company to expand its European operations.

Orange in talks to sell fibre assets to secure approval of Jazztel deal

Orange is in talks with a number of potential buyers for some of the fibre assets it would gain as part of an acquisition of Spanish broadband provider Jazztel, as it attempts to secure regulatory approval for the deal.

O2 UK sale to result in breakup of payments venture Weve

UK mobile payments venture Weve could soon be broken up, as reports say the planned sale of founding partner O2 UK to Hutchison Whampoa would dismantle the existing three-year partnership.

Telefónica turns to Alcatel-Lucent, Accenture to improve customer care

Telefónica is preparing to deploy subscriber management software from Alcatel-Lucent and consultancy Accenture in a bid to improve customer care in Europe and Latin America.

EU to decide on Orange's planned Jazztel acquisition by June 1

European Union anti-trust regulators have now given themselves until June 1 to decide whether or not to approve Orange's plan to buy Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel, after resuming their scrutiny of the proposed €3.4 billion ($3.65 billion) acquisition.

Telefónica starts 'new journey' in Brazil after approval of GVT deal

Telefónica said it is beginning a 'new journey in the Brazilian market" after receiving approval from Brazil's antitrust authority, Cade, to acquire fixed-line operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from Vivendi.

Ovum: Telefónica, Hutchison Whampoa face 'fraught' fight for UK deal clearance

Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.

Operators emphasise need for licensed spectrum regime for 5G

FRANKFURT, Germany--The spectrum requirements of future 5G networks and services are expected to be broad and varied, and mobile operators continue to stress that exclusive licence regimes remain the preferred solution and should be extended further.