Net Neutrality is all about the user experience

Net Neutrality is all about the user experience

Los  operadores y cableros europeos abogan por una Internet Abierta

Los operadores y cableros europeos abogan por una Internet Abierta

European operators and cable companies advocate for an Open Internet

European operators and cable companies advocate for an Open Internet

¿Por qué no son capaces los operadores de telecomunicaciones de beneficiarse del resurgimiento de los servicios Puntocom?

¿Por qué no son capaces los operadores de telecomunicaciones de beneficiarse del resurgimiento de los servicios Puntocom?

Durante los últimos años, estamos viviendo en un mundo parecido al de los años 2000, al menos en lo referido a Internet. En ese momento, estábamos sumergidos en lo que más tarde se llamaría la burbuja Puntocom: la generalización de Internet parecía llena de oportunidades en ese momento, y todo tipo de modelos de negocio […]

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December Digital Economy Reports

December Digital Economy Reports

Here is a selection of the Digital economy reports published in December 2014. Enjoy the reading! DIGITAL ECONOMY & BROADBAND The mobile Internet Economy in Europe, BCG, December 2014. The Boston Consulting Group releases a new report on the contribution of the mobile Internet sector to the economy. This sector generates annual revenues of €92 […]

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What is new in Davos for Telefonica?

What is new in Davos for Telefonica?

The World Economic Forum was created over four decades ago as an informal non-profit institution with the mission of “improving the state of the world”. To accomplish such an overwhelming mission, every year global leaders from governments, the business community and civil society gather for a week in Davos-Klosters to identify specific areas of public-private […]

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Unshackling our digital life: portability of digital life, openness, and freedom besides digital confidence

Unshackling our digital life: portability of digital life, openness, and freedom besides digital confidence

This week at the World Economic Forum in Davos we have raised attention to a new topic in the digital era: “The importance of unshackling our digital life” “Unshackling digital life” means openness, freedom and an easy portability of our digital life, increasing thus consumer possibilities, besides protecting and achieving public digital confidence, unleashing the […]

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Why are telecom operators unable to profit from the resurgence of Dotcom companies?

Why are telecom operators unable to profit from the resurgence of Dotcom companies?

For the last years, we have been living in a world that is reminiscent of the early 2000s, at least as regards the Internet. At that moment, we were all immersed in what later became known as the Dotcom bubble: the generalization of Internet seemed at that moment full of opportunities, and all kind of […]

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Net Neutrality violations in Europe are “speculative and overblown” says new expert report for European Parliament

Net Neutrality violations in Europe are “speculative and overblown” says new expert report for European Parliament

Before Christmas the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection –the IMCO Committee– presented a little surprise: a new study it had commissioned (“Network Neutrality Revisited: Challenges and Responses in the EU and in the US”) which comes to the result that most fears about Net Neutrality violations in Europe are “speculative […]

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Europe will fund our new e-learning and inclusion I-LINC platform for youth employment and entrepreneurs

Europe will fund our new e-learning and inclusion I-LINC platform for youth employment and entrepreneurs

Telefónica has obtained, under the Program European Framework for Research and Development HORIZON 2020, funding to develop I-LINC, a project focusing on education through the digital services to promote the employability and entrepreneurship of young Europeans, thus facilitating their inclusion in the current labour market. To carry out the project, from the Global Direction of […]

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NETmundial Initiative Coordination Council launched: Telefónica is in!

NETmundial Initiative Coordination Council launched: Telefónica is in!

Just before leaving our offices for a short Christmas holiday, the NETmundial Initiative (NMI) Transitional Committee (integrated as you perhaps know by Virgilio Fernandes Almeida -CGI.br-, Fadi Chehadé –ICANN- and Richard Samans –WEF-) announced the final group of members of its Inaugural Coordination Council. Santa gave the Public Policy & Internet Direction of Telefónica the […]

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Facebook/Whatsapp: Competition analysis in the new Digital Economy

Facebook/Whatsapp: Competition analysis in the new Digital Economy

  Last 3th of October the European Commission unconditionally approved in Phase 1 the purchase of WhatsApp by Facebook. Firstly, it is surprising that a concentration affecting 1,7 billion user worldwide and 300 million user in Europe could have not even been analyzed by Brussels. Not exceeding the thresholds of the EU Merger Control Regulation, based […]

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My World. More than 7 million voices have already spoken!

My World. More than 7 million voices have already spoken!

My World was born with the aim of developing the “most inclusive” agenda. Through it, United Nations has given citizens the voice so the future global agenda for development post2015 is created from an open and consultative process. More than 7 million people have already formed part of an unprecedented process. Their votes represent the […]

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What innovation will bring us in 2015

What innovation will bring us in 2015

by David del Val CEO , Telefonica I+D One of the characteristics of modern innovation is its recombinant character. The term comes after the paper of the economist Martin Weitzman “Recombinant Growth” where the author describes a growth model in which new ideas arise as a recombination of existing “seed ideas”. What makes this model […]

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