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Court annuls EUR 26 mln Telefonica fine for restrictive business contracts

Spain’s National High Court has annulled a EUR 25.78 million fine imposed on Telefonica by telecom and competition regulator CNMC back in 2014 for restrictive practices that it said limited the ability of the company’s business customers to switch operators and change contracts. From 2006 and for several years, Telefónica offered to small businesses the contract “Premium special SME” that in exchange…

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Blau Allnet Plus Tariff With 6 GB For Existing Customers

With the Blau Allnet Plus, the Telefónica brand offers a new tariff, specifically aimed at contract lenders. Included are allnet flat and 6 GB volume with LTE speeds Without a major announcement, Blau has added a new tariff to the range, which has 6 GB of data volume. Unlike the other offers, however, the offer is not aimed at new…

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Telefonica boosts mobile capacity for Oktoberfest

Telefonica Germany announced an expansion in its mobile network coverage for Oktoberfest in Munich. The operator said it has significantly more capacity than last year, with a total ten outdoor and seven indoor base stations around the site, all connected to fibre. This includes increased GSM, UMTS and LTE coverage. READ MORE: Telefónica Germany expands mobile O2 business portfolio The operator…

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Telefónica Germany expands mobile O2 business portfolio

Business customers today are mobile and must always be able to work on the road. Sending and receiving e-mails, making phone calls, or editing files are integral parts of business life. With O2 Free Business, business customers of Telefónica Deutschland can use the mobile Internet endlessly. Telefónica Germany is expanding its O2 Free Business Portfolio and offers more data volumes…

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Argentina basic fixed telephony rates to rise 20 to 36%

Telecom Argentina adjusted basic service and some plans since August 10; Telefónica will do so within a little over a month Argentinian operators Telefonica and Telecom Argentina will increase their basic residential fixed telephony tariffs 20 to 36 percent in the coming weeks due to inflationary pressure, reports local daily La Nacion. Starting with August bills, Telecom Argentina’s basic residential…

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Telcos move to sharing economy as fibre dream grips Europe

The sharing economy is spreading to European telecommunications providers, which are collaborating to speed the delivery of ultra-fast broadband over fibre-optic cables. Carriers like Orange SA and Vodafone Group Plc have long partnered on mobile-phone masts and equipment to save money. They’re starting to take a similar approach with fibre as they prepare for the data demands of next-generation applications like…

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The end of roaming triples data consumption

This summer is the first without roaming in Europe: that in general means that we don’t pay highest rates of the phone when we travel to another country of the Union and also it means that tourists use it much more… Even three times more! Some operators needed and wanted to strengthen their networks, with investments of 21 million euros…

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Telekom Is A Landline Provider Of The Year 2017

The readers of the dealer magazine Telecom trade have selected the Telekom for the Landline of the year 2017 The telecom is the fixed-line provider of the year 2017 . This was the result of a survey conducted by the dealer magazine Telecom-Handel, which was conducted among the readers – mainly retailers and retailers of the mobile and fixed network providers. The Telekom reached…

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Telefónica launches ‘out of the box’ mobile connectivity for consumer devices with Gemalto cloud service

Leading telecoms operator offers remote subscription management for consumer IoT devices such as tablets, connected PCs and wearables. Gemalto’s On-Demand Connectivity cloud service available to Telefónica Group companies across 17 different countries. Consumers can conveniently add new devices to their subscription plans. Fully compliant with the GSMA Remote SIM Provisioning specifications to ensure compatibility and avoid fragmentation. Gemalto, the world leader in digital security,…

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How free is free roaming?

As we all know till now, since 15 June, in all EU countries, you can use your mobile phone the same way as at home. No matter whether surfing or talking, no matter if you have a flat rate or not, no matter are you in Spain, Italy, Croatia or Greece. Now come BUT.. But supposedly – some telephone providers make…

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