In an intriguing shift, Telefónica, the Spanish telecom titan, is exploring potential profits from selling its Tech unit, stirring up future predictions. Insider details reveal engagement with multiple financial institutions and a goal to retain majority control, a factor that might affect investor incentive. Amid this, the Tech division’s impressive financial growth and its strategic significance in enterprise technology are undeniable.
The future of high-quality broadband access hinges on fiber investment, with interest spanning government, media, and network operators. Its value is in optimization, sustainability, and compatibility with the future. This technology could reshape industries, from education to smart city initiatives. The European Commission’s ambitious Digital Deco 2030, aiming to extend gigabit services to its entire populace by 2030, reflects global recognition of broadband’s potential in economic growth. Nevertheless, the disparity in gigabit-digital access remains a concern, prompting a focus on all-optical fiber networks. This reality becomes evident with Omdia’s Fiber Development Index (FDI), offering a diverse range of fiber investment metrics.
TIM enters exclusive negotiations with KKR for its network assets sale, navigating regulatory hurdles and Vivendi’s opposition. Will the deal reach a successful conclusion?
ADI invests €630 million to expand its Limerick operations, tripling fabrication capacity and fostering innovation through the €100 million ADI Catalyst Centre. Meanwhile, energy efficiency becomes a priority for 5G Massive MIMO and future 6G development.
Global telecom giant Veon commits $600 million to boost Ukraine’s infrastructure, focusing on 4G mobile and fiber development, while inviting other institutions to join the initiative. Kyivstar, Veon’s subsidiary, aims for 98% 4G coverage in three years, with potential 5G advancements.
TIM explores offers for its Enterprise business, valuing the unit at over €6 billion, while the board evaluates bids for network assets. With the company’s gross financial debt nearing €32 billion, maximizing value is crucial. KKR emerges as a frontrunner, as anticipation builds for exclusive discussions lasting until late August or early September.
VEON commits $600 million investment via Kyivstar for Ukraine’s recovery, focusing on infrastructure, 4G expansion, cybersecurity, and community support, fostering accelerated digitalization and rebuilding efforts.
The European Commission allocates $9.2 billion for R&D initiatives in telecoms and semiconductor sectors, targeting innovative microelectronics, 5G and 6G technologies. To support digital sovereignty goals, private investment of $15.5 billion and 56 companies are involved.
Singtel has announced an additional US$100 million investment in Singtel Innov8, its corporate venture arm, in order to cultivate businesses with technology matched with the telco’s own priorities. The funds will also diversify their investments across regional and global markets. The most recent cash infusion brings the Singapore carrier’s total investment in Innov8, which was founded in 2010, to $350 million. According to a statement released by Singtel on Tuesday, the VC arm has since invested in more than 95 companies, and has enjoyed 35 exits, four of which were unicorns. Innov8 made investments in companies that match the group’s commercial interests, which include 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability, cybersecurity, the digital economy, and other cutting-edge technologies. The company uses an evergreen fund model of operation, reinvesting profits from portfolio sales into new assets. With this additional funding, Innov8 will diversify its investment portfolio even more, adding ventures…
Twilio, a customer engagement platform used by hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world, and Syniverse, a communications technology provider to leading carriers and enterprises, have announced that their strategic partnership has been finalized, with Twilio investing $750 million in common equity in Syniverse and the companies expanding their strategic and commercial partnership. In February 2022, Syniverse opted to abandon its intention for a $2.85 billion reverse acquisition that would have resulted in the business being listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Syniverse will remain as being majority-owned by the Carlyle private equity firm, with Twilio’s $750 million investment serving as a source of additional funding. Twilio was originally mentioned in February as a possible alternative to the Syniverse NYSE IPO. With the completion of this deal, Twilio has become a large minority owner of Syniverse, while Carlyle retains the controlling share. Syniverse obtained $1.025…