Yoigo revenues plummet 31.4% to EUR 200 mln in Q3 – study

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According to the latest quarterly report issued by Spain’s telecoms regulator CNMC, the Spanish telecommunication sector generated total revenues of EUR 7.3 billion in the third quarter of the year, down 5.9 percent compared to the same period of 2013. Fixed telephony revenues declined by 17.0 percent to EUR 838.4 million, but fixed broadband revenues increased for the first time …

EditorYoigo revenues plummet 31.4% to EUR 200 mln in Q3 – study

MasMovil buys cloud-based UppTalk, UppMobile

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Spanish telecommunications provider MasMovil Ibercom and investment fund Inveready Seed Capital have acquired Spain-based VoIP service UppTalk and its MVNO UppMobile for an undisclosed amount. Under the terms of the agreement, Inveready will own 51 percent of the assets and MasMovil 49 percent. The deal with UppTalk (formerly Yuilop) also includes its UK and US assets including the UppWireless VoIP-focused …

EditorMasMovil buys cloud-based UppTalk, UppMobile

MasMovil acquires regional Spanish operator Embou

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Spanish telecommunications provider MasMovil Ibercom has announced the acquisition of Embou Nuevas Tecnologias, an operator active in the northerneastern region of Aragon. Embou is the leading provider of internet services to rural areas in Aragon and with this purchase MasMovil Ibercom intends to become the second largest operator in the region, offering fibre optic, ADSL and WiMax broadband access, as …

EditorMasMovil acquires regional Spanish operator Embou

BBVA acquires Spanish big data startup Madiva

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Spanish bank BBVA has announced the acquisition of Madiva Soluciones, a Spanish startup specialising in the processing of big data, for an undisclosed amount. Madiva works with companies in sectors such as insurance, banking, real estate or consulting to simplify processes and create new business opportunities by comparing “unstructured data” with other sources. According to BBVA, its newly acquired startup …

EditorBBVA acquires Spanish big data startup Madiva

MasterCard launches MasterPass in France, Russia

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MasterCard has announced the launch of its MasterPass digital payment platform in France and Russia, having expanded the service to 16 countries worldwide since it was first unveiled at the start of last year. In France, MasterPass has signed an agreement to join the Paylib e-wallet service in 2015, while Lastminute and PriceMinister-Rakuten will become the first online merchants in …

EditorMasterCard launches MasterPass in France, Russia

Telefonica launches Movistar Series service for EUR 7/mth

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Telefonica has unveiled a new service for Movistar TV customers that aims to offer the best series currently available on a VOD basis. Movistar Series costs EUR 7 per month and can be activated via the Movistar TV app and through other sales channels. The company said the service will offer exclusive streams of hit US series such as Transparent, …

EditorTelefonica launches Movistar Series service for EUR 7/mth

Glo launches Unlimited Roaming offer (Nigeria)

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Globacom has introduced Glo Unlimited Roaming, offering subscribers free incoming calls in various destinations when they travel overseas. The offer also allows calls at lower rates. Under the promotion, subscribers to the network will receive calls on their lines free for 15 days when they are outside the country. The offer comes with a subscription fee of NGN 2,500 for …

EditorGlo launches Unlimited Roaming offer (Nigeria)

Yoigo bundles free 4G smartphones with 5GB data tariff (Spain)

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Spanish mobile operator Yoigo has announced that it will be offering a series of 4G-enabled smartphones at no monthly charge to all users subscribing to its newly launched La del Cero 5GB tariff. The tariff offers 5GB of mobile data at 4G speeds (including VoIP) for EUR 19 per month indefinitely and customers committing to a 24-month contract can acquire …

EditorYoigo bundles free 4G smartphones with 5GB data tariff (Spain)

Over half of EU mobile connections to be 4G by 2020 – GSMA

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The adoption of 4G services and devices across Europe is advancing at such a rate that over half of mobile connections will be running at 4G speeds by 2020, up from 10% in early 2015. The prediction is included in a report from the GSMA, which also says the continent’s rush to 4G is fuelling consumer demand for a new …

EditorOver half of EU mobile connections to be 4G by 2020 – GSMA

Movistar voted best operator by Spanish consumer bodies

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Movistar (Telefonica) has been voted the best quality operator in Spain in the annual report published by the union of Spanish consumers (UCA-UCE), having achieved a total score of 8.45 out of 10. The ranking measures the quality of fixed broadband and telephony services offered by operators, as well as their value for money. Movistar came in first thanks to …

EditorMovistar voted best operator by Spanish consumer bodies