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"Telefónica's edge strategy leverages the transformation of its network and infrastructure assets, developing an edge platform and edge networking capabilities. Telefónica offers data connectivity and ultra-broadband access capabilities (fiber and 5G) to third parties through network APIs to enhance edge services. Telefónica is working on IaaS services in partnership with leading hyperscalers to market their edge services while developing high-value use cases with them. The operator is also extending its own cloud services to the edge, with the launch of Virtual Data Centre Edge (VDC-Edge)."


IDC, European Edge Vendors Coverage Analysis, Doc #EUR147122420, Dec 2020


Gabrielle Roberti, Research Manager, European Industry Solutions, Customer Insights & Analysis, IDC Dec 2020 — IDC
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Telefónica provides UC services for all sizes of business across its footprint and to MNCs globally. It uses different products to cater to the different segments of the market, ranging from standardised features for SMEs to complex, customised solutions for large enterprises and MNCs.


Its UC portfolio is supported by design, migration and adoption professional services for large enterprises, with remote advisory for SMEs.

Catherine Hammond Aug 2020 — Analysys Mason
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"Telefónica has been one of the first CSPs to recognize the imperative of digital transformation and its impact on their offer. Focusing on Cloud, IoT, Big Data and Security, the company transformed itself from a connectivity provider to a digital transformation enabler for the B2B segment, and is well positioned to capture emerging opportunities that simply did not exist a few years ago."

Ignacio Perrone Jul 2020 — Frost & Sullivan
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Global Data gives Telefónica Business Solutions an overall rating of VERY STRONG for its Global Enterprise services


Telefónica's capabilities in automation and digizalization are strong in transforming client organisations. 


Telefónica has further developed its SD_WAN proposition with integration of underlay and overlay for all segments (MNC, Enterprise & SME).


Global Data, Telefonica Business Solutions - Global Enterprise, Rajesh Muru, 01 June 2020

Rajesh Muru Jun 2020 — Global Data
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“The service provider has based its small business and enterprise approach on the ‘four platforms’ concept (physical assets; IT and systems; products & services; cognitive) which drives its overall strategy. It realised earlier than most other global telcos that in order to offer transformative services to businesses, it needs to also digitally transform itself. And so there was a continued focus – which we have heard for the past five years – on demonstrating progress in terms of achieving what it terms an Open Digital Architecture.”

Evan Kirchheimer Jul 2019 — Omdia
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Omdia research has consistently revealed that large enterprises rely in a multitude of cloud providers to host and run their critical workloads. We do not see this reality changing. However, what has changed is that current events are acting as a catalyst for accelerating digital transformation, creating a quandary for most organizations: they want to digitize more, from networks through to team collaboration, customer experience and marketing functions, but they lack internal resources with skills to map out and manage a wholesale transformation. This is where a partner needs to step in.  With its broad range of services from cloud networking and collaboration, data center hosting and SaaS, plus its support for all the major platform providers, bolstered by comprehensive professional services, Telefónica is in a strong position to be the provider that large enterprises rely on to help map out and manage their transformation.

Evan Kirchheimer Jul 2020 — Omdia