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Movistar challenges Apple and Android by developing an own mobile operating system

Published on Feb. 29, 2012

 
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The telecommunications operator allies with Mozilla, Qualcom and Adobe to develop a new web-based mobile ecosystem.

With this alliance, Movistar wants to create a new and free alternative mobile ecosystem that could compete with the largest operating systems in control of the market nowadays: IOS (Apple’s iPhone and iPad), Android (Google) and Windows 8 (Microsoft).

The new ecosystem, developed by Movistar’s partners, is open and standard-technology based such as HTML5 language, so it could take advantage of the thousands of developments and applications already on the Internet.

One of the advantages of the alliance is that Telefónica I+D (now integrated in Telefónica Digital) and Adobe were already working together since they discovered the similarities of their projects ...

Telefónica commits to maintain their shares in China "forever"

Published on Feb. 29, 2012

 
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According to Bloomberg, the Spanish telecommunications operator has announced their compromise to maintain their 3.000 million euros share in China Unicom, the second largest telecommunications company in China.

César Alierta, president of the Spanish company, announced In the Mobile World Congress that is taking place in Barcelona these days their intention of growing up in emerging markets like Latin America and China. Alierta declared, after a meeting with a China Unicom’s chief, that “The compromise with China Unicom is totally stable and we do not have any intention of abandoning it”. Alierta also stated “We consider our agreement as a long term strategic alliance and we will maintain it forever”

After nine consecutive years with huge growths in ...

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