O2 Telefónica and Skylo Technologies, a leading provider of satellite-based telecommunications for the Internet of Things (IoT), have partnered for global IoT connectivity. Skylo's so-called Non-Terrestrial Network (NTN), which transmits from space, can complement networks on Earth and help fill coverage gaps. Currently, special terminals are needed to communicate with satellites. In the future, integrated 5G radio modules can seamlessly switch between terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks.
The telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica continued the growth momentum of the previous quarters in the second quarter of the 2023 financial year and again grew profitably across the board. Revenues increased by 4.4 per cent to 2.091 billion euros. Mobile service revenue increased by 4.3 percent to 1.463 billion euros. Handset revenue increased by 6.1 per cent to 419 million euros. Fixed line revenue climbed by 2.1 per cent to 206 million euros.
Telecom provider O2 Telefónica and network equipment supplier Ericsson are taking the next development step for advanced 5G networks: The companies have implemented the first Ericsson Cloud RAN solution in Europe's mobile network. The novel Cloud RAN architecture virtualizes parts of the radio access network (RAN). In the Wayra Innovation Hub - the start-up accelerator of O2 Telefónica in Munich - the companies successfully implemented a practical use case with a so-called "data shower".
EU field tests trial digital identities by end of 2024 | French-German-led consortium POTENTIAL responsible for pilot projects | Digital identity to activate mobile phone contract and securely unlock SIM card | Mobile operators begin test in Germany, France, Austria, Poland, Netherlands, Greece and Ukraine
Deutsche Bahn (DB), network equipment supplier Ericsson, telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica and cell tower operator Vantage Towers are working together to develop a solution that would establish an extensive 5G mobile communications infrastructure along train tracks in Germany.
After the company's Annual General Meetings had been held in a virtual format in the past 3 years due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year the company's Annual General Meeting was again held in physical presence.
Telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica again saw strong demand for telecommunications services and products in the first quarter of 2023, increasing its revenue strongly by 8 percent to 2.101 billion euros. The strongest growth drivers were mobile service revenue, up 4.2 per cent to 1.408 billion euros, and a record quarter for hardware revenue.
A significant plus compared to last year: O2 achieved the overall grade "very good" in this year's mobile operators hotline test of the German telco trade magazine "connect" and improved to "outstanding" in the category "accessibility "*.
On April 5, 2023, the mobile communications brand O2 will pack more performance for a fair price into the new O2 Mobile tariffs. In addition to higher data volumes and surfing speeds, new customers on the Gigabyte tariffs plans benefit above all from the Grow advantage.
The new prepaid portfolio of the mobile communications brand O2 will be launched on April 5, 2023. New customers will then benefit from more service for a fair premium : they will receive up to 5.5 gigabytes more data volume and a surfing guarantee at a speed of 384 kbit/s.
O2 Telefónica exceeds targets for three-year "Investment for Growth" strategy programme | Continued operational momentum accelerates growth in revenue (+5.9 percent) and OIBDA (+5.3 percent). Revenue climbs above the 8 billion euro mark for the first time | Number of mobile contract lines increases by more than 1.2 million thanks to the strong core brand O2 | Strong network expansion momentum meets expansion obligations and already delivers 5G coverage to more than 80 percent of the population | O2 Telefónica confident about 2023 financial year and plans to continue growth trajectory; revenues and OIBDA adjusted for non-recurring items expected to grow by low single-digit percentage year-on-year
The Prinzhorn Group, one of the leading paper and packaging manufacturers in Europe, and the telecommunications provider O2 Telefónica in cooperation with the network operator Drei Österreich have set up a modern 5G campus network at the Pitten site in Austria.
The images and news from the earthquake in Turkey and Syria make us deeply saddened. Our solidarity is with the affected people on site and their families. Therefore, from 9 February to 17 February, we put all mobile and landline calls as well as SMS for our own brands O2, O2 Business, Blau, AY YILDIZ and Ortel Mobile and our partner brands from Germany to Turkey and Syria free of charge.
From careless postings to digital bullying among peers - for many children and young people, the proper and safe use of the internet is far from natural. Not just on the occasion of the nationwide "Safer Internet Day 2023" O2 Telefónica is showing ways to deal with digital media more consciously and confidently.
Rating agencies confirm O2 Telefónica's successful commitment to sustainability in the areas of environment, social responsibility and good governance with very good ESG rankings. As of today, the company has been listed in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index for the fourth year in a row. In recent weeks, the international Telefónica Group has already made it onto the CDP A list for the ninth time in a row. EcoVadis rewarded O2 Telefónica with a "Gold" award. At Sustainalytics, the company achieved the best ESG risk score of all telecommunications companies in Germany. In addition, O2 Telefónica received an "AA" ranking by MSCI and a "Prime B-" from ISS.
O2 Telefónica has submitted its expansion figures to the Federal Network Agency to meet the coverage requirements as of the cut-off date of December 31, 2022. The telecommunications provider has completed an impressive network expansion program over the past three years: since 2020, O2 Telefónica has processed around 20,000 mobile sites to further improve the O2 network and achieve the required coverage levels. The company considers the obligations to have been met - taking into account legal and factual circumstances. In the case of the 5G rollout, O2 Telefónica has even far exceeded the required condition.
The Supervisory Board of Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has approved the early extension of the contracts of Management Board members Valentina Daiber, Chief Officer Legal & Corporate Affairs, Nicole Gerhardt, Chief Human Resources Officer, Alfons Lösing, Chief Partner & Wholesale Officer, and Markus Rolle, Chief Financial Officer, which expire in July 2023. The new contracts run until 2026.
O2 Telefónica and Nokia make the upload of files and videos on the 5G network even faster. For the first time, the telecommunications provider and its technology partner have bundled two 5G frequencies to increase the maximum data rate when sending data over the mobile network. This so-called carrier aggregation technology is already used extensively in the 4G/LTE network.
Telefónica Germany, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and the Norwegian scale-up wheel.me work together on mobile robot solutions based on state-of-the-art 5G networking and edge computing. The partners have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect. A first practical study (PoC) demonstrates the performance of 5G campus networks and edge computing in the real-time orchestration of autonomously driving robotic wheels from wheel.me.
O2 Telefónica is taking the next step in 21st century digital connectivity and is going to move its 5G core network in Germany to the cloud in the future. With its software-based 5G cloud core network, the telecommunications provider wants to deploy and make updates in the network even faster and provide new networking solutions for private and business customers.