The Anxiously Optimistic Generation

The Anxiously Optimistic Generation

The world is increasingly a young person’s game. As the Millennial generation comes of age, everyone – from politicians to employers to advertisers – wants to figure out what Millennials want and what drives them. Now a new, remarkable piece of research sheds some light. This survey shows three major trends likely to shape our […]

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Millennials are optimistic, focused on their careers, and ready to take control of their own future

Millennials are optimistic, focused on their careers, and ready to take control of their own future

A survey by Telefónica of more than 6,700 Millennials across Latin America, the United States and Western Europe found that today’s 18-30 year-olds – the Millennial generation – are largely satisfied with their lives and decidedly optimistic about their prospects for the future. Nowhere is that optimism more evident than in Latin America.    The survey, […]

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Survey to be discussed at largest gathering of Millennials on the planet

Survey to be discussed at largest gathering of Millennials on the planet

Ronan Dunne (@ronandunneo2), Chief Executive Officer of Telefónica UK (O2) and member of the Telefónica SA Executive Committee, will discuss this year’s Global Millennial Survey at One Young World in Dublin, Ireland in front of 1,300 Millennial leaders from 190 countries. The session itself will be streamed LIVE via the GMS homepage on Thursday, 16th […]

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About the OTT services (II): Views of Korea in ITU

About the OTT services (II): Views of Korea in ITU

What is Korea’s view on Net Neutrality? During the last ITU-D SG1 meeting on OTT services the Korean representatives expressed their vision on Net Neutrality. First of all, they believe that operators are struggling to ensure the quality of services through investment on infrastructure. However, they do not find any incentive to invest due to […]

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ICTs and employment: a debate with lights and shadows

ICTs and employment: a debate with lights and shadows

The influence of ICTs in terms of employment is, perhaps, one of the most relevant ones as it has human face. A common and shared vision among experts underlines that ICTs and the digital economy are spreading great economic opportunities all over the world, particularly in developing economies, but at the same time, their net […]

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Europe discusses its priorities in the Internet Governance debate

Europe discusses its priorities in the Internet Governance debate

One of our central ideas regarding Internet Governance is the fact that, due to the huge economic and social impact of the Internet, its governance is becoming more and more an issue of international politics. A good example of this is the emergence of Internet Governance very high in the EU agenda. In fact, as […]

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Net Neutrality takeaways from IGF 2014 (I): The Dynamic Coalition session

Net Neutrality takeaways from IGF 2014 (I): The Dynamic Coalition session

It’s been a while since IGF 2014 came to an end. We have had now time to step aside, recap and try to get the readings from all Net Neutrality (NN) meetings. And from my personal point of view there were a few. The first session on Net Neutrality was the one by the Dynamic […]

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What policies do we need for the Digital Economy?

What policies do we need for the Digital Economy?

Last week’s summit of the Financial Times and ETNO was a great opportunity to hear from CEOs what the incoming European Commission needs to tackle to unleash the potential of the Digital Economy. Hardly ever before the expressed views were so uniform: Europe is lagging behind the USA and Asia in deployment of high-speed networks and […]

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Telefonica wins My World Communications award by the United Nations

Telefonica wins My World Communications award by the United Nations

Telefónica has been the winner of the My World Communications Award by the United Nations. The selection committee has highlighted the company’s efforts to promote the initiative My World in Spain. The campaign has been promoted in different media and was supported by initiatives such as placing a podium signed by Ban Ki-moon, General Secretary […]

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About the OTT services (I): Views of China in ITU

About the OTT services (I): Views of China in ITU

With the introduction of smart phone and new converged type of applications, such as bandwidth-intensive or sensitive to transmission protocols, and the sharp surge in demand for such applications, traffic requirements of web applications have been continuously increased. Internet traffic, previously centered on text traffic (text-based web), has rapidly evolved to video streaming-centered traffic of […]

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FT ETNO Summit 2014: Live Streaming

FT ETNO Summit 2014: Live Streaming

Telefónica is an active player in the way of building up Europe’s digital economy. As every year, we participate in FT-ETNO Summit because we do believe that sharing ideas and goals among heterogonous players is critical to advance in the path of technological and mindset changes. The Digital Agenda for Europe was an important point […]

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