Operators are still digesting the potential impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union (EU), with most attempting to present a calm front in the face of plunging markets and share prices.
Jefferies analysts weighed up the risks for investors in UK-based telecoms operators following the country's decision to leave the European Union (EU), as economists, politicians and civilians started to consider the potential impact on the country's industry and economy.
Masmovil agreed to buy 100 per cent of Yoigo in a deal it said valued the Spanish mobile operator at €612 million ($689 million), and outlined its plan to create a new fixed and mobile player on what is already a highly converged market.
Telefónica agreed to deploy PTC's ThingWorx Internet of Things platform as part of efforts to advance the development of products and services at its IoT business unit.
Telefónica could now decide to keep O2 UK rather than seek a new buyer or list the unit on the stock market according to Bloomberg.
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.