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Summary of key messages and takeaways from the Telefonica Enterprise Summit October 2016.


  • Telefonica plans to build on its strength as a leading pan-regional player with a focus on Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil. Telefonica will pursue service buildout and customer acquisition where it has a network, which can act as the primary platform for services.
  • The group is continuing its push for IoT leadership and is well-differentiated in several verticals (particularly retail). In a related move, Telefonica announced the formation of a business unit, LUCA, to combine and build on its big data, analytics, and security capabilities.

Features and Benefits

  • Assess Telefonica's enterprise services vision as presented at the carrier's 2016 analyst summit.
  • Learn about Telefonica's new enterprise and IoT initiatives, including LUCA, Negocio Smart, and SD-WAN offerings.

Key questions answered

  • What are Telefonica's key strategic initiatives in the area of enterprise services?
  • How is Telefonica positioning for IoT leadership?
  • What is the significance of the launch of Telefonica's new LUCA unit?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Telefonica focuses on the fundamentals, with connectivity as the core value
  • An ongoing commitment to lead in IoT
  • Investing in a new analytics division to build new revenue streams
  • "Negocio Smart" launches in Central America
  • From points of light to successful new services


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