|Bid||8.840 x 162400|
|Ask||8.884 x 80000|
|Day's range||8.800 - 8.885|
|52-week range||7.610 - 10.630|
|PE ratio (TTM)||17.91|
|Earnings date||26 Oct 2017|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.67 (6.27%)|
|1y target est||N/A|
Telefonica SA (TEF SM) is headquartered in Spain and is one of the world's largest telephone operators reaching more than 350 million customers.
BRUSSELS, Oct (Shenzhen: 000069.SZ - news) 2 (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers have dashed large telecoms companies' hopes for lighter regulation as part of efforts to encourage investment in superfast internet networks. The European Parliament's Industry committee voted on Monday to limit the regulatory sweeteners given to operators investing in new networks together and gave regulators greater powers to force companies to give rivals access to their networks. The costs of running optic fibre into households are high and telecoms operators such as Orange (LSE: 0OQV.L - news) , Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia (Amsterdam: TI6.AS - news) have long complained that the current rules forcing them to open up their networks to competitors at regulated prices do not allow them a decent return on investment.
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Europe's largest mobile telecoms companies called on European Union governments on Monday to end their resistance to awarding wireless spectrum licences for at least 25 years to encourage investment and innovation. In a letter to European ministers meeting in Estonia, the companies said they were deeply concerned about discussions in Brussels over spectrum reform and a failure to create the right framework would affect all industries relying on the internet. "Failure to establish a well-functioning and investment-friendly spectrum framework risks stifling innovation, growth and development for decades to come," chief executives from nine European telecoms firms wrote.
A British plan to limit the amount of spectrum the biggest mobile operators can win at an upcoming auction earned a stinging rebuke on Tuesday from the smallest provider Three for not going far enough, raising the prospect of more delays for the industry. Setting out plans for spectrum needed to increase internet speeds, communications regulator Ofcom said it would cap the amount that could be won by market leader BT/EE and by Vodafone in a bid to maintain competition in the sector. "Ofcom's proposal is a kick in the teeth for all consumers," said Dave Dyson, Chief Executive of Three UK.
WASHINGTON/FRANKFURT, May 14 (Reuters) - Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations at car factories, hospitals, shops and schools, while Microsoft on Sunday pinned blame on the U.S. government for not disclosing more software vulnerabilities. Cyber security experts said the spread of the worm dubbed WannaCry - "ransomware" that locked up more than 200,000 computers in more than 150 countries - had slowed but that the respite might only be brief amid fears new versions of the worm will strike. In a blog post on Sunday, Microsoft President Brad Smith appeared to tacitly acknowledge what researchers had already widely concluded: The ransomware attack leveraged a hacking tool, built by the U.S. National Security Agency, that leaked online in April.
LONDON/MADRID, May 12 (Reuters) - A global cyberattack leveraging hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency hit international shipper FedEx (Swiss: FDX-USD.SW - news) , disrupted Britain's health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries on Friday. Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. The ransomware encrypted data on the computers, demanding payments of $300 to $600 to restore access.
Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across Britain were forced to divert ambulances, turn away patients and cancel appointments on Friday after a 'ransomware' cyber attack crippled some computer systems in the state-run health service. The National Health Service (NHS) said dozens of organisations had been affected by the cyber attack which was causing major disruption to IT systems. "The investigation is at an early stage but we believe the malware variant is Wanna Decryptor," NHS Digital, the computer arm of the English health service, said in a statement.
Spain said on Friday a large number of companies, including telecommunications giant Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) , had been infected with malicious software known as "ransomware" which locks up computers and demands ransoms. Portugal Telecom was also hit by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said. In Spain, the attacks did not disrupt the provision of services or network operations, the government said in a statement.
Spanish companies including Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) were hit by a so-called ransomware hack into their computer systems on Friday, with Spain's cyber security body warning of a "massive attack" affecting several firms. Ransomware attacks meddle with computer systems by scrambling or hi-jacking them while asking for a ransom to return them to normal. "There has been an alert relating to a massive ransomware attack on various organisations, which is affecting their Windows systems," Spain's National Cryptology Centre said in a statement, adding that a large number of firms had been hit.
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Spanish telecoms group Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) reported a 4.8 percent rise in its first-quarter core profit on Thursday, helped by a stronger Brazilian real, but a lacklustre performance in Spain sent the share price down 3 percent. The company has invested heavily in super fast internet and phone networks as well as premium TV content in a bid to dominate the market for bundled packages of phone, TV and internet services in its home market. Core operating income before depreciation and amortisation (OIBDA) fell 8.6 percent in Spain from a year earlier, while sales were down 2.6 percent, hit by the loss of a wholesale contract with smaller retail rival Yoigo, now owned by MasMovil.
TalkTalk founder Charles Dunstone said earnings would fall this year and halved the annual dividend to help fund measures designed to return the broadband provider to its roots as the low-cost challenger to BT, Virgin and Sky (Frankfurt: 893517 - news) . Dunstone, who took on the role of executive chairman this month and owns around 31 percent of the company, set out the scale and cost of the task ahead and made his priorities clear. Shares in the group fell as much as 17 percent to a five-month low of 151 pence, and were trading down 10.7 percent at 1015 GMT as analysts said the cost of Dunstone's strategy had wrongfooted some investors.
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Germany and Italy are among 15 European Union member states pushing back against a proposal to set a 25-year minimum on wireless spectrum licences, thwarting the telecoms industry's hopes for a more coordinated approach across the bloc. The European Commission has tried for years to coordinate how national governments allocate so-called wireless spectrum or parcels of airwaves to mobile operators such as Vodafone , Deutsche Telekom (IOB: 0MPH.IL - news) and EE to create a single European telecoms market.
Mobile operator Vodafone will create 2,100 new customer service jobs across Britain in the next two years as part of an investment drive to improve operations in its home market. The world's second biggest mobile operator, which competes with BT's EE, Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) 's O2 and Hutchison (HKSE: 0013-OL.HK - news) 's Three in Britain, has been struggling in the market with a move to a new billing system disrupting subscriber additions. It has also slipped behind rivals who can offer bundles of pay-TV, mobile and fixed-line services, while Vodafone has delayed rolling out a TV service until it has improved its core mobile service.
Deutsche Telekom (IOB: 0MPH.IL - news) forecast its core profit growth would halve this year as earnings engine T-Mobile US slows, strengthening the case for a U.S. mobile merger that Deutsche Telekom has long desired. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) are expected to rise by just under 4 percent to around 22.2 billion euros ($23.4 billion) in 2017, below the average estimate of 22.7 billion in a Reuters poll. T-Mobile US, where Deutsche Telekom has been reaping the rewards of 20 billion euros in investments over the past three years, is expected to see its adjusted EBITDA growth rate slow to 7 percent this year from 29 percent in 2016, the German group said on Thursday.
The European Commission is open to extending the length of airwave spectrum licences in Europe to 25 years from the current 10-15 years, a senior industry source told Reuters, citing remarks by the EU digital commissioner at a closed-door meeting with top mobile executives held on Monday. Such a move would go some way to addressing concerns of mobile network operators, who must invest in equipment to build the networks for the frequencies they lease while being unsure whether they will still own those frequencies a decade later. European digital single market commissioner Andrus Ansip made the suggestion at a meeting with senior European telecom executives at the Mobile World Congress trade fair in Barcelona on Tuesday, said the source, who was present at the meeting.
FRANKFURT/LONDON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Seeking to escape a cycle of falling prices and tight regulation, big telecom operators from Vimpelcom (Frankfurt: 35V.F - news) to Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) are set to reinvent themselves as internet players to escape the industry's straight-jacket of low growth. Next (Frankfurt: 779551 - news) week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona will feature phone companies in various stages of acceptance that the industry's predictable, decades-old business model based on selling data packages by the millions is running out of steam.
Communications group Arqiva and Samsung Electronics will trial Britain's first 5G network in London this year, the companies said, with the capability of delivering ultra-fast broadband to mobile devices and potentially autonomous vehicles. The advent of the fifth generation of mobile telecoms is viewed as essential to expected growth in demand for ever-higher speeds, capacity and reliability, with global operators such as Vodafone, Telefonica (LSE: 826858.L - news) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ - news) working with network equipment makers to develop the technology. Arqiva, which provides TV broadcast and mobile infrastructure, said the fixed wireless access network would operate in its own 28GHz band spectrum using Samsung's 5G base stations and equipment installed in premises in central London.
Spain's Telefonica has received several offers for a stake in its telecom masts subsidiary Telxius, the telecoms company said in a statement on Friday, adding it was negotiating and analysing the different ...
Cut-throat competition in India and an onslaught from rivals in its home market prompted Britain's Vodafone to nudge its full-year earnings guidance down on Thursday sending its share price lower. Competition in India has been ramped up by free offers from new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm, but Vodafone plans to fight back by merging its Indian subsidiary with smaller rival Idea Cellular (BSE: 532822.BO - news) . "This is about creating an amazing asset and a very strong company, not about retrenching," Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said.