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Telefónica launches Universal Wi-Fi

- With more than 1.3 million hotspots across 110 countries.
- Supporting and enabling efficient, productive and collaborative work seamlessly across country borders.

Madrid and London, January 14 - Telefonica Global Solutions announces the launch of a new service, Universal Wi-Fi, specifically aimed at the multinational and enterprise market segment, and representing an important service extension to our existing comprehensive Managed Mobility portfolio

The service recognises the need to further support and enable efficient, productive and collaborative work seamlessly across country borders for our enterprise and multinational customers.

The new service delivers significant positive benefits to this important customer segment, whilst simultaneously removing existing complex connectivity processes to Wi-Fi hotspots globally.

Multinational and Enterprise customers will benefit and be able to:

  • Reduce costs; Data represents a large mobile cost for multinational corporations
  • Freedom to work anytime and any place; hotels, airports lounges, restaurants, on the move
  • Achieve enhanced control; achieve a fixed cost per account with multiple devices.
  • Experience simplicity; single sign on, no hassle
  • In flight Internet at no extra cost.

All the above benefits constitute an enhancement to the complete managed mobility solution that Telefonica Global Solutions offers to its customers worldwide.

The total managed Wi-fi network with our partnerships including iPass, DTAG, Swisscom reaches more than 1.3 million hotspots across 110 countries. 

José L. Gamo, CEO Multinationals Business Unit, Telefonica Global Solutions, commented, “The launch of Universal Wi-Fi is designed to support our multinational and corporate customers increasing data usage with an excellent user experience and fixed data costs.”

About Telefonica

Telefonica is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world in terms of market capitalisation and number of customers. From its consolidated position in the sector, and with telephony fixed and mobile broadband as key areas that support future growth, the company focuses its strategy on securing its leadership in the digital world. Present in 24 countries and with a customer base of more than 320 million customers, Telefonica has a strong presence in Europe and Latin America, important industrial alliances and a leading global scale which positions the company to capture growth opportunities. Telefonica is a fully publicly traded company with more than 1.5 million direct stakeholders and its ordinary shares are traded in various stock markets, including London and New York among others.

Telefonica Global Solutions manages globally the multinational, wholesale and roaming business within the Telefonica Group. Global Solutions delivers integrated fixed, mobile and IT services to some of the world’s top multinationals and corporations. It also provides global telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers. Telefonica Global Solutions develops an integrated and competitive portfolio for carriers and corporations that include international voice, IP, bandwidth capacity, satellite services, mobility and global solutions, with service reach in more than 170 countries. Global Solutions is a multicultural organisation, with more than 1400 employees, working in over 40 countries and speaking more than 15 languages.

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Rafael Serrano

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