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February 25, 2013
05:07 EDTTEF, ERICEricsson seleced to provide 4G/LTE network for O2
O2, a Telefónica (TEF) brand, has selected Ericsson (ERIC) to provide an Evolved Packet Core, or EPC, the core network of the LTE system, for 100% of O2's network. In addition, Ericsson will transform 50% of its nationwide network by supplying and deploying the latest RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations. The end result will be a nationwide multi-standard network that supports 2G/3G/4G, giving O2 the ability to manage with data traffic growth and expand its mobile coverage. Ericsson will become O2's sole supplier of EPC in the UK and deployment has commenced. This includes Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR 8000 Smart Services Router family and SGSN-MME on the Ericsson Blade System.
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January 29, 2015
08:15 EDTTEFTelefonica, FireEye announce partnership
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07:59 EDTTEFSky announces plans to enter mobile sector, partnership with Telefonica
Sky (SKYAY) is set to add a range of mobile voice and data services to its customer offering for the first time following agreement of a new partnership with Telefónica UK (TEF). Under the terms of the multi-year deal, Telefónica UK will give Sky wholesale access to 2G, 3G and 4G services over its popular nationwide network. Leveraging its market-leading capabilities in customer service and innovation, Sky plans to launch its first mobile telephony services to customers in 2016.
January 27, 2015
16:24 EDTTEFTelefonica selects Amdocs for multi-channel, quad-play transformation
Amdocs (DOX) announced that Telefonica (TEF), one of the world's leading service providers, has selected Amdocs for a business support systems, or BSS, transformation project in Brazil to provide a seamless, multi-channel experience for Vivo's quad-play customers across wireline, including fiber, wireless, Internet, and TV, including IPTV. The project spans customer relationship management including self-service; service order management; master enterprise catalog, and revenue management. The new agreement extends Telefonica's strategy of differentiating itself by enabling all customer interactions online and ensuring a consistent experience across all channels, and follows similar transformation projects awarded to Amdocs for Telefonica Argentina, Chile and Peru. As part of this agreement, Amdocs will consolidate Vivo's multiple third-party legacy systems onto a single Amdocs BSS platform and will provide system development and delivery, data migration, testing, business process and change management services under a five-year maintenance and support services contract following delivery.
05:21 EDTERICEricsson sees North American mobile broadband business remaining slow
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05:20 EDTERICEricsson proposes to increase 2014 dividend by 13%
Ericsson said in its earnings release, "We improved cash flow from operating activities in 2014 and generated a full-year cash flow of SEK 18.7 (17.4) b. For the third consecutive year we have exceeded our cash conversion target of more than 70%. This resulted in a solid balance sheet, enabling us to continue to implement our strategy and to deliver consistent returns to our shareholders. The Board of Directors proposes a dividend for 2014 of SEK 3.40 (3.00) per share, an increase of 13%."
05:16 EDTERICEricsson reports Q4 net income SK4.2B vs. SK6.4B last year
Reports Q4 sales SK68B vs. SK67B last year. Reports Q4 operating margin 9.3% vs. 13.5% last year. The company said, "In the quarter, strong sales growth in the Middle East, Europe and Asia was offset by a continued decline in North America."
January 26, 2015
10:00 EDTTEFOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
Today's noteworthy upgrades include: American Axle (AXL) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... DRDGOLD (DRD) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at JPMorgan... DealerTrack (TRAK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel... DreamWorks Animation (DWA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at B. Riley... First Niagara (FNFG) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies... Fortinet (FTNT) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citigroup... Garmin (GRMN) upgraded at RBC Capital... Harmony Gold (HMY) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Invesco (IVZ) upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna... Kansas City Southern (KSU) upgraded at Raymond James... McDonald's (MCD) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens... Melco Crown (MPEL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Union Gaming... Monro Muffler (MNRO) upgraded to Neutral from Reduce at SunTrust... Pier 1 Imports (PIR) upgraded to Outperform from Perform at Oppenheimer... Piper Jaffray (PJC) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie... Randgold (GOLD) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan... Rockwell Collins (COL) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Argus... Telefonica (TEF) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... Triumph Group (TGI) upgraded at RBC Capital... Unilever (UL) upgraded to Buy from Underperform at BofA/Merrill... WWE (WWE) upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at Macquarie.
08:54 EDTTEFTelefonica upgraded to Neutral from Underperform at BofA/Merrill
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07:30 EDTTEFHSBC to provide $9B in financing to Hutchison Whampoa, WSJ says
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January 23, 2015
06:35 EDTTEFHutchison could bring in PE firms as minority partners in O2 deal, Retuers says
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05:58 EDTTEFTelefonica enters into talks to sell O2 to Hutchison Whampoa for GBP10.25B
Telefónica (TEF) has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Hutchison Whampoa (HUWHY) in relation to Hutchison’s potential acquisition of O2 UK, Telefónica’s subsidiary in the United Kingdom, for GBP10.25B in cash. The agreement includes an initial amount of GBP9.25B which would be paid at closing of the transaction and an additional deferred payment of GBP1B. The exclusivity period will last several weeks, allowing Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group to negotiate definitive agreements, while the necessary due diligence process on O2 UK is completed.
January 22, 2015
17:53 EDTTEFHutchison Whampoa to acquire O2 from Telefonica for about $15B, FT reports
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11:32 EDTERICF5 Networks plummets after Q2 outlook trails estimates
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January 21, 2015
11:01 EDTTEFTelefonica considered selling stake to Qataris to cut debt, Bloomberg reports
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January 20, 2015
09:17 EDTTEFSky discussing partnership with Telefónica's O2, FT says
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06:30 EDTTEFTelefonica, Hutchison Whampoa talked about merging U.K. units, FT says
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January 18, 2015
17:19 EDTTEFDeutsche Telekom plans to raise spending on German operations, Bloomberg says
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15:25 EDTTEFHutchison Whampoa explores bid for Telefonica's O2 unit, Sunday Times says
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