0
Wireless

Masmovil calls for 5G auction delay to finalise Euskaltel merger - report

Thursday 20 May 2021 | 09:53 CET | News
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, has called on the economics ministry and regulator CNMC to delay the forthcoming auction of 700MHz band frequencies until after it has received the green light to take over rival Euskaltel, according to unnamed sources cited by business daily Expansion. The operator wants to be able to coordinate its bid with Euskaltel without being accused of anti-competitive practices, said the report, adding that bidding jointly would also give the merged companies more firepower.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Euskaltel / Masmovil
Countries: Spain
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

5G

,

Coronavirus


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Spain raises just over EUR 1 bln in 700 MHz auction

Published 22 Jul 2021 09:24 CET | Spain
The Spanish Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has completed its delayed auction of 5G-compatible ...

Spain kicks off delayed 5G tender with only 3 bidders

Published 20 Jul 2021 08:48 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has finally launched its tender of 5G-compatible frequencies in the 700 MHz band around 18 months after it ...

Spanish rural operators slam conditions of 700 MHz tender

Published 16 Jul 2021 10:06 CET | Spain
Spain's National Association of Local Telecommunications Operators (Aotec) has slammed the coverage conditions of the ...

Masmovil to miss Spain 5G auction - report

Published 06 Jul 2021 14:16 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, has finally decided not to take part ...

Spanish govt approves Masmovil's bid to take over Euskaltel - report

Published 24 Jun 2021 14:50 CET | Spain
The Council of Ministers of the Spanish government has given its approval to the proposed takeover of the country's fifth biggest ...

Masmovil ups data in basic convergent plan

Published 02 Jun 2021 08:49 CET | Spain
Spanish operator Masmovil has again increased the data included with one of its convergent plans at no extra charge to ...

Spain cuts 5G spectrum starting prices by 15%, to hold tender in mid-July

Published 31 May 2021 15:32 CET | Spain | Update: 01 Jun 2021 15:25 CET
The Spanish government has finally acceded to operator demands and applied a 15 percent reduction to the starting price of 5G ...

Masmovil incorporates Agile TV premium service for EUR 6 a month

Published 26 May 2021 09:21 CET | Spain
Spanish operator Masmovil has announced that all its subscribers can now sign up to a premium version of its Agile TV platform, ...

Euskaltel introduces revamped broadband offer for businesses

Published 25 May 2021 09:42 CET | Spain
Spain's fifth largest operator Euskaltel has announced the launch of a new dedicated broadband offer designed to give businesses ...

Spain to apply 20% reduction to 5G frequency prices - report

Published 21 May 2021 15:22 CET | Spain
The Spanish government is set to accede to operator demands and apply a substantial reduction to the starting price of the ...

Euskaltel revenues up 1.4% in Q1, Virgin Telco passes 100,000 customers

Published 29 Apr 2021 09:17 CET | Spain
Spain's fifth largest operator Euskaltel reported revenues of EUR 174.2 million in the first quarter of 2021, up 1.4 percent year ...

Spain to extend 5G spectrum concessions to 40 years - minister

Published 27 Apr 2021 08:54 CET | Spain
Spain's Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation Nadia Calvino has confirmed that the government intends to extend ...

Telefonica Spain extends 5G NSA coverage to 80% of population

Published 21 Apr 2021 11:57 CET | Spain
Telefonica has further extended the coverage of its 5G network to over 80 percent of the Spanish population at the end of the ...

Masmovil extends Yoigo 5G network to over 200 Spanish cities

Published 16 Apr 2021 14:33 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil has extended the coverage of its 5G network for customers of its main Masmovil and ...

Spain conducting 5G-DTT interference tests on 700 MHz band

Published 02 Apr 2021 15:04 CET | Spain
The Spanish government has begun a series of trials to ensure that forthcoming 5G services on the 700 MHz band will not interfere ...

Spain's Masmovil launches EUR 2 bln bid to buy Basque operator Euskaltel

Published 29 Mar 2021 08:45 CET | Spain | Update: 29 Mar 2021 10:25 CET
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, has announced a bid to take over ...

Consolidation 'good for the Spanish market' - Orange Spain CEO

Published 23 Feb 2021 11:27 CET | Spain
A future consolidation of telecommunications operators in Spain would be highly beneficial for an overly competitive local ...

Telefonica and Orange share remaining Spanish 3.5 GHz spectrum

Published 23 Feb 2021 08:48 CET | Spain
Spain's Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation said the country's remaining 20 MHz of spectrum in the 3.5 GHz ...

Spain 5G rollout set to cost over EUR 6 bln - Telefonica

Published 27 Nov 2020 09:42 CET | Spain
The deployment of 5G in Spain will require a direct investment in infrastructure of more than EUR 6 billion, according to ...

Masmovil adds over 500,000 clients in Q3, profits up 27% to EUR 152 mln

Published 23 Nov 2020 16:01 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, reported service revenues up 20 ...

Euskaltel to offer 5G via Orange Spain network from 2022

Published 15 Oct 2020 10:47 CET | Spain
Spanish regional operator Euskaltel has announced an agreement with Orange to offer its customers 5G technology on the latter's ...