Telefonica Rumored to be Selling Fixed Line Assets in Spain

Posted on Friday, July 06, 2018

The various global telecom newsletters this morning reported a story that Telefonica was mulling an at least partial sale of its Spanish fixed line assets. What struck me is how much these assets were at the center of its recent Industry Analyst & Customer Day. At Telefonica’s recent Industry Analyst & Customer Day (see my […]

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Telefónica Industry Analyst & Customer Day’18

Posted on Monday, June 25, 2018

Roughly every 18 months or so, Telefonica holds a global analyst day. Because much of the focus is on enterprise solutions, customers are also invited. This is a “can’t miss” event: always well run, always interesting, always thought-provoking. Benjamin Button All of the execs gave presentations – some better than others – but they all […]

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Tweet of the Week for June 23 – 30 The Death of Comcel The Birth of Claro

Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012

#AMX changes venerable & valuable Comcel brand to #Claro ow.ly/bQBW0 The $$$ to change not the only cost – lost sales? #yg Full Disclosure: During the period 1998 to 2001, I was COO when Comcel’s branding strategy consolidated and CEO during the ownership transition from Bell Canada to America Movil when the branding was confirmed by the new owners. I […]

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Tweet of the Week for June 2-8 2012

Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012

#Nextel BR (#NII) denied right to sell to consumers. Judge says license forces only to sell to Co.s or professions. ow.ly/bo5zo #yg Full Disclosure: I have advised Nextel International in the past through my association with Yankee Group. Admittedly this looks like the case of a lower level judge ruling in favor of established players (the law suit […]

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Tale of Two Presidents

Posted on Saturday, June 09, 2012

The annual Colombian Engineers Association (ACIEM) telecommunications conference last week (May 30th and 31st) is always an occasion to see the leaders of the Colombian industry on their best form. Full Disclosure: I am on the organizing committee and have been for many years. But I was particularly struck by the contrast between the ETB […]

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