From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Telefônica " redirects here. For Brazilian telecommunication company, see Telefônica Brasil. Telefónica, S.A.
Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE) Founded
19 April 1924 (CTNE)
César Alierta (Chairman and CEO)
Fixed line and mobile telephony, Internet services, digital television Revenue
Decrease € 62.356 billion (2012)
Increase € 10.798 billion (2012)
Decrease € 4.403 billion (2012)
Increase € 129.773 billion (2012)
Increase € 27.661 billion (2012)
272,598 (average, 2012)
Telefónica de España
Telefônica ǀ Vivo
Telefónica, S.A. (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈfonika]) is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider with operations in Europe, Asia, North America and South America,. Operating globally, it is the sixth-largest mobile network provider in the world. The company started as a public telecommunications company. Its head office is in the Distrito Telefónica in Madrid.
Telefónica is a supporter of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) initiative (a consortium of broadcasting and Internet industry companies including SES, OpenTV, and Institut für Rundfunktechnik) that is promoting and establishing an open European standard for hybrid set-top boxes for the reception of broadcast TV and broadband multimedia applications with a single user interface, and has run pilot HbbTV services in Spain.
2 Current operations
2.1.1 Czech Republic
2.1.7 United Kingdom
2.2.5 Costa Rica
2.2.6 Dominican Republic
2.2.11 Puerto Rico
2.2.13 United States
3 Telefónica Multinational Solutions
4 Financial data
8 Positions on Network neutrality
9 External Investments
11 Further reading
12 External links
Created in 1924 as Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE), until the liberalisation of the telecom market in 1997, Telefónica was the only telephone operator in Spain and still holds a dominant position (over 75% in 2004). Since 1997, the Spanish government has privatised its interest in the company.
A map highlighting Telefónica's global operations.
Telefónica operating countries
Telefónica's partners and affiliates
The logo of O2, which Telefónica operates as in most of Europe. Telefónica Europe is the parent company for most of Telefónica's European holdings.
Main article: Telefónica Czech Republic
In 2005, Telefónica bought Český Telecom (Czech Telecom), the former state-owned Czech phone operator which still dominates the Czech fixed-line market. As part of this deal Telefónica also gained its 100% subsidiary Eurotel, one of three mobile phone operators in the Czech Republic. Starting 1 July 2006, both companies were merged into one legal entity and renamed Telefónica O2 Czech Republic. In 2011 company was renamed to Telefónica Czech Republic and in 2013 it was announced, that Telefónica will sell its stake in company to PPF and company will continue to use the O2 brand for a maximum of four years.
Main article: Telefónica Germany
Telefónica was the parent of Telefónica Deutschland, which held two alternative IP carriers. The two ISPs, "mediaWays" and ''HighwayOne"...
References: Jump up ^ David Del Valle. "Spain selects HbbTV standard". Advanced Television 25 November 2011. Retrieved 27 March 2012
Jump up ^ Garcia Algarra, Javier (2010)
^ Jump up to: a b Telefónica Agrees the Sale of Telefónica Czech Republic to PPF for 2,467 mln euros
Jump up ^ Newman, Matthew (10 January 2006)
Jump up ^ Minder, Raphael (28 July 2010). "Telefónica Wins Full Control of Brazil Phone Venture". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
Jump up ^ ABC / madrid (2010-10-04). "César Alierta, entre los cinco ejecutivos más influyentes del mundo". ABC.es. Retrieved 2013-10-12.
Jump up ^ Wayra Funding List, Retrieved April 23, 2014
Please join StudyMode to read the full document