Orange gets final green light for Jazztel deal from Spanish watchdog

Having already received approval from the European Commission (EC), Orange has also received authorisation from the Spanish Securities Commission (CNMV) for its €3.4 billion Jazztel acquisition, the final step needed for completion of the deal. “The offer was initially made …

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Orange must give MasMovil access to 4G network, says Spain’s watchdog

Spain’s competition watchdog (CNMC) said Orange must give its MVNO rival MasMovil temporary access to its 4G network within the next ten days, adding that there was a “clear failure” on the part of Orange to do so according to …

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Spain has fastest average LTE speeds globally – report

Spain has the fastest LTE networks in the world, with average download speeds of 18Mb/s, according to a study by wireless network tracking service OpenSignal. Denmark, Finland and South Korea tied for second place with speeds of 17Mb/s. The US, …

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EC expands scrutiny of Orange’s Jazztel bid

The European Commission (EC) has decided to expand on its assessment of the proposed acquisition bid by Orange for Jazztel. The EC announced the in-depth investigation is to determine whether the proposed acquisition is in line with EU merger regulation.

Orange makes play for Jazztel Spain

Operator group Orange said Tuesday it has made a cash offer for 100 per cent of Spanish carrier Jazztel, to the tune of €3.4bn.

Vodafone boosts fibre play in southern Europe

Vodafone this week closed the acquisition of private equity-owned Spanish cable operator Ono for which it paid €7.2bn. Ono offers high speed broadband and pay TV services in Spain and Vodafone said that the transaction will accelerate its unified communications strategy “in a highly converged European market”.

More fibre consolidation in Spain as Cinven buys utility network

The Spanish telecoms market continues to be a hotbed of consolidation, as European private equity firm Cinven on Monday announced plans to acquire a fibre network running through Spain and Latin America, from Spanish natural gas utility, Gas Natural Fenosa, for €510m.

Vodafone confirms €7.2bn Spanish cable acquisition

UK-based operator Vodafone has announced the acquisition of private equity-owned Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2bn. Ono offers high speed broadband and pay TV services in Spain and Vodafone said that the transaction will accelerate its unified communications strategy “in a highly converged European market”.

Ono moves to IPO but door still open for Vodafone say reports

Spanish Cable operator Ono has said it will press ahead with its planned IPO while continuing to engage with Vodafone over a possible acquisition, it has been reported. Citing two people “with knowledge of the matter”, news agency Bloomberg reported that Ono will slow preparations for the IPO, agreed at a board meeting on Thursday, to give Vodafone the option to up its previous bid, which was in the region of €7bn.