Telefónica made its first investment in its UK mobile business since the European Commission blocked a planned sale to CK Hutchison by extending its use of a Vasona Networks RAN congestion management product.
Telefónica could carry out an initial public offering (IPO) for its Telxius mobile tower unit as soon as July as part of measures to reduce group debt, reported Bloomberg.
A pilot that Vasona Networks started with Telefonica UK just over a year ago has led to a full commercial deployment.
The term 'Internet of Things' has become so broad that tracking the pace of development of such technologies-- spanning industries from cellular to automotive, to hardware and software-- is a challenge. For example, while FierceWireless:Europe set out with the seemingly simple remit of identifying the top disruptors in the IoT sector today, the responses we received from three leading analysts highlighted that compiling such a list does not do justice to the work being conducted by myriad companies developing IoT products and services.
Executives from Vodafone, Telefónica, and Orange were among those who called for the ITU to develop a white paper covering the energy efficiency of 5G networks, as part of a series of measures covering the energy consumption of telecoms infrastructure.
O2 UK could be the subject of an £8.5 billion (€10.7 billion/$12.2 billion) management buyout following the collapse of CK Hutchison's bid for the mobile operator, according to the Telegraph.
A panel of leading telecoms executives agreed that communications service providers will all be digital one day, but the routes they take and the types of service providers they become may not necessarily be the same.
Telefónica hailed a return to both revenue and core earnings growth in Spain in the first quarter of 2016, with the group's new CEO José María Álvarez-Pallete noting that "for the first time in eight years both OIBDA and revenues are growing simultaneously."
A new study by TowerXchange predicted that 48 per cent of European mobile towers will be owned by independent tower companies by 2020 as mobile network operators continue to divest their infrastructure.
Telefónica is considering alternative options to the planned sale of its O2 UK business to CK Hutchison, as hopes that the European Commission will approve the merger proposal continue to recede.