Telefonica has spent about €8bn in capex in 2006, up 10% on forecast capex of €7.2bn, and +50% on 2005 figure. Growth was driven by strong broadband and mobile demand. 2006 sales are expected to rise over 37%.
Hamadou Toure does not intend to reinforce IUT rôle in managing the Internet. He said it will focus on better cyber- security.
DT' s CEO, Rene Obermann, calls for less regulation, lighter M&A rules in Europe, in order to facilitate market consolidation and more effectively face US and Asian giants.
America Movil plans to spend $3.3bn (+10%) in capex in 2007.