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Telefonica issues EUR 850 mln hybrid bond

28 Nov 2014 12:00 CET | Spain

Telefonica has issued a EUR 850 million perpetual bond at par. The bond, issued by subsidiary Telefonica Europe and guaranteed by the parent company, will have an interest ...

Spanish operators told to prevent 4G-DTT interference

28 Nov 2014 10:26 CET | Spain

The Spanish government is to hold Telefonica, Vodafone Spain and Orange Spain responsible for ensuring that there is no interference between 4G and digital terrestrial ...

Telefonica selected as visionary in managed mobility service

28 Nov 2014 08:32 CET | Spain

Telefonica has been selected by Gartner in the "Visionaries" quadrant of its Magic Quadrant for Managed Mobility Services 2014. The report defines "Visionaries" as having "an ...

Catalonia approves ADSL film tax

27 Nov 2014 16:44 CET | Spain

The Catalonian regional government (Generalitat) has approved a controversial tax on broadband providers first announced over a year ago. The stated aim of the tax is to ...

Telefonica e-health initiative reduces A&E visits by 52%

27 Nov 2014 09:30 CET | Spain

Telefonica has announced that the e-health initiative implemented with the local health authority in Valencia has resulted in 52 percent fewer visits to A&E departments by ...

Spain to allocate EUR 52 mln for rural broadband deployment

27 Nov 2014 08:40 CET | Spain

Spain's industry ministry has announced that it will be allocating a total of EUR 52 million in aid for the deployment of broadband technologies in rural areas, one of the ...

Happy Movil launches new EUR 3.50/mth tariff

26 Nov 2014 15:42 CET | Spain

Happy Movil, the Spanish MVNO of The Phone House, has added a new low-cost monthly tariff to its portfolio of mobile offers. The new tariff, dubbed 'Habla y Navega Mini', ...

R automatically doubles speed of 100 Mbps fibre plan

26 Nov 2014 15:28 CET | Spain

Spanish regional cable operator R, which is active in Galicia, has announced that it will be gradually implementing an increase to the speed of all its fibre-optic broadband ...

Ono offers 50 Mbps for price of 20 Mbps for Black Friday

26 Nov 2014 15:09 CET | Spain

Spanish cable operator Ono has launched an exclusive Black Friday offer for customers looking to sign up to a fibre-optic broadband plan. From 27 November until 03 December ...

Spanish region bans use of smartphones in schools

26 Nov 2014 11:12 CET | Spain

The government of the central Spanish region of Castilla-La Mancha has become the first in Spain to ban schoolchildren from bringing smartphones into classrooms. Although the ...

Bq launches Aquaris E5 4G handset, E10 tablet

26 Nov 2014 10:25 CET | Spain

Spanish smartphone manufacturer bq has unveiled its latest low-cost, high performance smartphone, the Aquaris E5 4G, available unlocked at a price of EUR 219.90. The handset ...

Spain hands out EUR 21 mln in aid to gaming industry

26 Nov 2014 10:11 CET | Spain

The Spanish government has approved grants amounting to EUR 21.17 million to help finance a total of 33 video game companies and projects. Spain's industry ministry will hand ...

Vodafone launches 'Fastest Spaniard' event to promote LTE-A

25 Nov 2014 16:01 CET | Spain

Vodafone Spain has organised an original sporting event to celebrate the launch of its LTE-A service in Madrid. The operator's "El Espanol Mas Rapido" ("The Fastest ...

Soto named managing director of Prisa Noticias

25 Nov 2014 15:21 CET | Spain

Spanish media group Prisa has appointed Ignacio Soto as managing director of the company's news division, Prisa Noticias. Soto was previously managing director of Vertice ...

Spanish startups to raise over EUR 300 mln in 2014

25 Nov 2014 11:40 CET | Spain

Spanish startups are set to raise over EUR 300 million in funding for the first time in 2014, according to figures from the Spanish Venture Capitalist Association (ASCRI). ...

Telefonica, Rafa Nadal present Majorca tennis academy

25 Nov 2014 11:20 CET | Spain

Telefonica and Rafa Nadal have presented the tennis academy, museum and clinic to be built on the tennis player's native island of Majorca. In a ceremony to mark the start of ...

Spain hands out .es domain awards

25 Nov 2014 10:15 CET | Spain

Spain's industry ministry and internet development agency Red.es have announced the winners of the inaugural awards for the best .es portal in a number of different ...

Yahoo Iberia to axe majority of workforce - report

25 Nov 2014 10:01 CET | Spain

Yahoo is to announce a collective dismissal of the majority of its workforce in Spain as part of its Europe-wide restructuring plans, reports Spanish daily El Pais. The lay ...

Vodafone Spain to remove permanence clause from Ono homes

25 Nov 2014 09:13 CET | Spain

Vodafone Spain has decided to remove permanence clauses for customers whose homes are connected to the network of Ono, the Spanish broadband provider it acquired earlier this ...

Telefonica, Phone House sign distribution deal - report

25 Nov 2014 08:48 CET | Spain

Telefonica has signed an agreement with mobile phone retailer The Phone House to distribute the products and services of its Movistar brand throughout the Spanish territory, ...

EC unsure about Telefonica, Digital+ deal - report

24 Nov 2014 14:59 CET | Spain

Telefonica's proposed takeover of Spanish pay-TV platform Digital+ has hit a stumbling block after the European Commission highlighted several antitrust issues in a ...

Orange launches smartphone recycling campaign 

24 Nov 2014 10:04 CET | Spain

Orange Spain has launched a campaign to collect old mobile phones to coincide with the European Week for Waste Reduction. From 24 to 30 November the company will be working ...

Spain launches EUR 282 mln state telecoms tender

24 Nov 2014 09:45 CET | Spain

The Spanish government has published a tender worth around EUR 282 million to provide a single telecommunications network to all government entities by September 2015. The ...

CNMC orders 4G operators to give MVNOs access to networks

21 Nov 2014 15:11 CET | Spain

Spain's telecoms regulator CNMC has ordered the country's main 4G network operators – Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange – to guarantee wholesale access to their 4G networks. ...

Spain e-commerce revenues hit EUR 14.6 bln in 2013 - study

21 Nov 2014 14:37 CET | Spain

Overall revenues for the Spanish B2C e-commerce sector in 2013 were EUR 14.6 billion, according to a study conducted by Spain's national observatory for telecommunications ...

 

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