Europe’s Digital Power

Europe’s Digital Power

Among the many challenges to the European future, the digital one is critical for public policies agenda. Overall Europe has managed to provide relatively good economic and social perspectives for their citizens. Over and more the prevailing globalization in economic dynamics and the outbreak of the Digital Revolution go direct to the heart of the […]

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El gobierno español eleva la relevancia de las smart cities y Telefónica participa en el Foro Sectorial de Ciudades Inteligentes

El gobierno español eleva la relevancia de las smart cities y Telefónica participa en el Foro Sectorial de Ciudades Inteligentes

El día 15 de julio Telefónica participó en la constitución del Foro Sectorial de Ciudades Inteligentes, creado en Madrid por el Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Energía, para complementar la relevancia estratégica que el gobierno español estableció con el Plan Nacional de Ciudades Inteligentes en marzo pasado. Este Foro constituye un marco institucional del gobierno […]

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Industria Conectada 4.0. La transformación digital de la industria

  Nos encontramos inmersos en una nueva etapa de la revolución digital con la capacidad de ser aún más disruptiva que las etapas anteriores. Los cambios que introduce la digitalización de la industria proporcionarán a España nuevas oportunidades de crecimiento económico y bienestar social. Hoy el Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, Indra, Telefónica y […]

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La transformación digital de la economía y de la sociedad

  Estamos inmersos en un mundo digital hiperconectado e inteligente, con un impacto tecnológico muy superior a cualquier etapa anterior, y donde la conectividad es esencial. Casi 3.000 millones de personas se conectan a Internet, el 43% de la población mundial. El mundo es cada vez más móvil. Se genera en pocos días la misma […]

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Why open standards on the web will benefit us all

Why open standards on the web will benefit us all

Deep within the bowels of The Internet there is a battle raging. One that has the potential to fundamentally change how people use the web. Actually, that’s probably a bit dramatic. The bowels of The Internet are far more likely to be a brightly lit, open-plan office in downtown San Francisco, or maybe a bit […]

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German Monopolkommission dares to address challenges of digital markets! (III – Search, Social networks and e-Commerce)

German Monopolkommission dares to address challenges of digital markets! (III – Search, Social networks and e-Commerce)

This last post on Monopolkommission’s report regarding the challenge of digital markets is focused on three specific topics: Search engines, Social networks and E-commerce. With regards Search engines, the report acknowledges its importance for the digital economy, stating that they play a central role for internet users, operators of web pages and online advertisers and […]

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Carlos López Blanco: “Our customers know that Telefonica guarantees their confidentiality”

Carlos López Blanco: “Our customers know that Telefonica guarantees their confidentiality”

In a video interview, Carlos López Blanco, Global Head of Public and Regulatory Affairs at Telefónica, goes over the positioning keys of Telefónica in the new digital scenario, the importance of security and privacy in customers’ and the concept of sustainability. In this regard, Carlos López Blanco provides interesting messages, such as: “There will no […]

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What if we apply Neutrality rules to the Hotel Industry?

What if we apply Neutrality rules to the Hotel Industry?

If a “neutrality rule” was imposed, hotels should charge the same room prices for intermediaries and customers. Hence, hotel chains would not be able to apply special offers, discounts or promotions on lodging prices; and tour operators would be less encouraged to offer appealing holiday packages or include additional services. Hotels would have then fewer […]

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German Monopolkommission dares to address challenges of digital markets! (II – Data and online advertising)

German Monopolkommission dares to address challenges of digital markets! (II – Data and online advertising)

  In its report regarding the challenge of digital markets, the Monopolkommission acknowledges the relevance of data, a key feature of digital business models, for competition. Telefónica mainly coincides with the view and concerns identified by the report: – Data concentration: It is noted that having control over and being able to analyze large volumes […]

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El Informe Global de Internet de ISOC se convierte en el Informe de Internet Móvil

El Informe Global de Internet de ISOC se convierte en el Informe de Internet Móvil

El móvil se ha convertido en el principal medio de acceso a Internet. Este es el caso especialmente en los países en desarrollo, donde las infraestructuras fijas no han tenido un despliegue tan amplio. La tecnología móvil es una de las principales palancas para para el desarrollo de la visión de Telefónica, es decir, poner […]

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ISOC Global Internet Report becomes Mobile Internet Report

ISOC Global Internet Report becomes Mobile Internet Report

Mobile has become the main mean of access to the Internet. This is the case especially for developing countries where fixed infrastructures are not so widely available. Mobile technology is one of the main levers to implement Telefónica’s vision to open up the possibilities of technology and to make a positive contribution to the lives […]

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