Rosalia Portela

Vodafone dismissed Portela unfairly, says Spanish court

  A Spanish court has ruled that Vodafone’s dismissal of former Ono CEO Rosalía Portela was unjustified and has ordered the telco to indemnify the executive, according to local reports. Vodafone dismissed Portela, aloing with former chief financial officer Carlos Sagasta, after alleging that the pair had misled it ahead of its purchase of the […]

Vodafone investigating former Ono managers over VAT fraud

Vodafone is investigating responsibility for possible fraud at Spanish cable operator cable operator Ono ahead of its acquisition by the mobile giant. According to Spanish press reports, Vodafone is investigating whether possible irregularities in the sale of international calling minutes by Ono to avoid VAT payments. According to daily El País, citing sources familiar with […]

ONO board backs IPO plan, posts strong TiVo growth

Spanish operator ONO’s board of directors have backed plans to take the company public, despite reports of a takeover approach from Vodafone. In a statement, following a board meeting at the company’s headquarters in Madrid yesterday, ONO said that no proposals related to an acquisition of the firm were presented or discussed. Instead, it said […]

Spain’s ONO receives TiVo boost

Spanish fibre operator ONO added 65,000 TiVo customers in the last quarter, bringing the active user number for its advanced PVR service to 323,000.  Announcing figures for the last three months of 2013, ONO said it “made strides in TV services” with TiVo customers now accounting for 40% of its total service customer base. “ONO’s […]