Telefónica and Nokia open the door to Mobile Internet
London, UK -Telefónica and Nokia today announced they are working together to accelerate the adoption of new Internet services on mobile devices by providing Telefónica customers with easy access to both Telefónica and Nokia Internet services. The collaboration includes areas such as menu customization, technology and billing co-operation.
As part of the collaboration, Nokia will customize the new Multimedia Menu to provide easy access to Telefónica services.. Similarly, Telefonica customers will be able to access all Nokia services through the Multimedia Menu.
Julio Linares, General Manager for Coordination, Business Development and Synergies, Telefónica S.A. said, “We want to provide our customers with an unparalleled mobile experience and by working with partners like Nokia, we can ensure that they have access to the best in Internet services. Our customers can take advantage of Telefónica’s high quality mobile broadband network to access both Telefónica and Nokia services, as well as other third-party applications, and I’m confident that this will drive a dramatic increase in user uptake of these new services over the coming years.”
“We’re extremely excited about this collaboration as I believe it can pave the way for a new way of working throughout our industry. Ease of use has always been at heart of Nokia devices and this collaboration is an important step in creating the same experience for Internet services,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President and General Manager Nokia Multimedia. “Nokia devices and services are based on open standards, which makes it easy for us to work with forward thinking operators such as Telefónica to provide consumers with choice regarding which Internet services they want to access from their mobile device.”
Telefónica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation. Its activities are centered mainly on the fixed and mobile telephony businesses with broadband as the key tool for the development of both. The company has a significant presence in 24 countries and a customer base that amounts more than 212 million accesses around the world. Telefonica has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where the company focuses an important part of its growth strategy. Telefónica is a 100% listed company, with more than 1.7 million direct shareholders. Its share capital currently comprises 4,773,496,485 ordinary shares traded on the Spanish Stock Market (Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and Valencia) and on those in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Tokyo, New York, Lima, Buenos Aires and São Paulo. . httpt://www.telefonica.es
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