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Telefónica 

“Market Cap $71.82 B As of May 2014

At a Glance
  • Industry: Telecommunications services
  • Founded: 1924
  • Country: Spain
  • CEO: César Alierta Izuel
  • Website: www.telefonica.es
  • Employees: 133,186
  • Sales: $75.76 B
  • Headquarters: Madrid
Forbes Lists

#68 Global 2000

  • #93 in Sales
  • #95 in Profit
  • #166 in Assets
  • #119 in Market value
Profile

Telefónica SA is an integrated telecommunications operator, providing communication, information and entertainment solutions. It operates through four business units: Telefónica Europe, Telefónica Latinoamérica, Telefónica Digital and Global Resources. The Telefónica Europe business unit includes operations in Germany, Slovakia, Spain, Ireland, United Kingdom and Czech Republic. The Telefónica Latinoaméricabusiness unit includes operations in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The Telefónica Digital business provides digital services, which include cloud computing, mobile advertising, mobile to mobile and eHealth. The Global Resources business unit offers network and operations, information technology, procurement, global solutions, group services and global human resources services. The company was founded on April 19, 1924 and is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

“Telefónica History

Created in 1924 as Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE), until the liberalisation of the telecom market in 1997,Telefónica was the only telephone operator in Spain and still holds a dominant position (over 75% in 2004). Since 1997, the Spanish government has privatised its interest in the company.”

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