Reports claim the Spanish government stepped in to stop multi-billion Euro deal from happening have been denied by the operator.
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The Spanish telco will run Eleven Paths as a separate start-up with a focus on cloud computing, mobility and social networks security threats.
The Spanish government wants the power to install spyware on mobile devices and PCs belonging to suspected criminals.
Spain's biggest telco has joined forces with CaixaBank and Santander, with development of mobile wallet on the agenda.
Vodafone has beaten Orange and Yoigo to become Spain’s first mobile operator to offer LTE services, while number one player Movistar is still yet to announce its plans.
Spain’s two biggest mobile operators are facing tough times, as consumers increasingly switch to low-cost alternatives.
Spain’s third and fourth largest mobile operators will launch fourth-generation services within days of each other
Yoigo, Spain's smallest mobile operator, looks likely to beat its bigger rivals to the punch by launching LTE networks this summer.