Spain

Sky starts Spanish streaming service

Sky has loosened the reigns for potential customers in Spain, offering a month-by-month streaming service for the more cash conscious consumers.

CNMC axes MVNO rules – Viva la Deregulation

The Spanish National Authority for Markets and Competition (CNMC) has decided to remove regulations which force MNOs to provide reasonable access to their mobile infrastructure.

Vodafone launches first NB-IoT network in Spain

Vodafone has confirmed its first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Spain, and is celebrating with a glass or two of sangria.

Abertis announces IPO of €3.5bn Cellnex Telecom subsidiary

Spanish infrastructure player Abertis has formally announced the IPO of its telecoms operations, a manoeuvre made possible by spinning it off to form the wholly-owned subsidiary – Cellnex Telecom – at the start of this month.

Vodafone Wallet to offer contactless card payments

Vodafone Wallet users will soon be able to make contactless card payments with their smartphones, the operator has announced. The telco has entered into partnerships with financial services firm Visa and transaction technology provider Carta Worldwide to offer the NFC SIM-based solution through the Vodafone Wallet app.

EC expands scrutiny of Orange’s Jazztel bid

The European Commission (EC) has decided to expand on its assessment of the proposed acquisition bid by Orange for Jazztel. The EC announced the in-depth investigation is to determine whether the proposed acquisition is in line with EU merger regulation.

Orange makes play for Jazztel Spain

Operator group Orange said Tuesday it has made a cash offer for 100 per cent of Spanish carrier Jazztel, to the tune of €3.4bn.

Vodafone boosts fibre play in southern Europe

Vodafone this week closed the acquisition of private equity-owned Spanish cable operator Ono for which it paid €7.2bn. Ono offers high speed broadband and pay TV services in Spain and Vodafone said that the transaction will accelerate its unified communications strategy “in a highly converged European market”.

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