EC approves Orange-MásMóvil merger, Telefónica slams remedies

The European Commission has given a green light to Spanish operator MásMóvil’s merger with Orange España following its in-depth investigation into the impact of the combination. The EC approval is conditional of full compliance with a set of remedies promised by the pair. In particular, MásMóvil must divest spectrum in the 1,800MHz, 2m100MHz and 3.5GHz […]

Digi debuts 5G in Spain

Romanian and international service provider Digi has debuted 5G mobile services in the highly competitive Spanish market, where it is hoping to acquire assets due to be sold off to secure regulatory approval for the impending merger of rivals MásMóvil and Orange España.

EC sets February deadline for MásMovil-Orange decision

The EU’s competition watchdog has set a February 15 deadline for its decision on the merger of MásMóvil and Orange España. The setting of the deadline follows remedies offered by the companies to address the EC’s competition concerns. The competition regulator had paused its probe in July to wait while the two parties provided additional […]

Zegona confirms in talks to buy Vodafone Spain

UK-based investor Zegona Communications, the former part-owner of Spanish cable operator Euskaltel, has confirmed it is in talks to buy Vodafone España. Zegona confirmed to the London Stock Exchange that it is in discussion with Vodafone about acquiring the Spanish operation, and with banks in relation to its filing. The confirmation followed reports about the […]

MásMóvil passes fibre milestone

Spanish service provider MásMóvil has passed 29 million addressable homes with its fibre network in Spain including 2.5 million homes across 1,000 towns and villages with fewer than 20,000 people. MásMóvil said it had added about 2.2 million commercialisable homes over the last two years, taking its overall total from 26.8 million in September 2021 […]

Galicia-based R adds Prime Video to line-up, offers three-month trial subscription

Spain’s Galicia-based cable operator R, owned by MásMóvil via the Euskaltel Group of northern Spanish operators, is expanding its entertainment line-up by adding Amazon’s Prime Video to its offering. The company, which is owned by Euskaltel, already supplies Netflix and DAZN to its subscriber base, Prime Video is available from today and R is giving […]

MásMóvil’s Yoigo adds Netflix to fibre and mobile offering

Spanish service provider MásMóvil’s low-cost Yoigo brand has added Netflix to its combined fibre and mobile offering. For €5 a month, if customers sign up for the TV Premium offering with 80 channels, Yoigo is also offering Amazon Prime Video for a year. The new package that includes Netflix provides fibre customers with 500Mbps downstream, […]

EC presses pause on Orange-MásMovíl merger probe

The European Commission has pressed pause on its probe into the planned €18.6 billion merger of Orange España and rival MásMovíl to get more information from the parties involved. The EC ‘stopped the clock’ on its investigation in a procedure triggered when the parties fail to provide important information that has been requested. The clock […]

EC raises concerns of Orange-MásMóvil deal

The European Commission (EC) has voiced it concerns that the joint venture of Orange and MásMóvil may reduce competition in the retail supply of mobile and fixed internet services as well as of multiple-play bundles in Spain. Orange and MásMóvil are the second and fourth largest providers of retail mobile and fixed internet services in Spain.  There are […]

MásMovíl to create new R+D centre in Basque Country

Spanish operator MásMovíl is to create a new R+D and innovation centre in Bizkaia, expanding the existing activity of Basque Country cable operator Euskaltel, which it owns. The 2,600 square metre facility will be dedicated to R+D in the fields of AI cybersecurity, networks and connectivity, data analytics and IoT. MásMovíl said the centre had […]

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