Telefonica has boasted of its position as the only telco among the highest echelons of an EU-instigated initiative expected to shape the direction of cyber-security investment over the coming five years.

Telefónica Group is to take a leadership role in the management of the newly created European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO), a European Union (EU)-backed partnership aimed at supporting and financing the development of the cyber-security ecosystem across the continent.

Telefónica will have a presence on the entity’s Board of Directors, which will determine the direction of ECSO’s work, and is also on the ECSO Partnership Board, which acts as a bridge between ECSO and the European Commission (EC). Telefónica will be represented at ECSO by Pedro Pablo Pérez García, Telefónica’s Global Security Managing Director and newly appointed Chief Executive (CEO) of ElevenPaths, and Cristina Vela, Senior Advisor at the Telefónica Office in Brussels.

Established in June 2016 as a contractual public-private partnership (cPPP), ECSO boasts more than 130 members drawn from academia, business associations, large companies, public administrations, research centres, and technology users. Telefonica was keen to stress it is the only telco represented at board level, although BT Group and Telecom Italia are also among the membership of ECSO.

EUR1.8bn research spend to be guided by ECSO

The joint initiative with the EC, backed by Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Günther Oettinger, is expected to trigger investment of up to EUR1.8bn between now and 2020 into cyber-security research, and to create new common policies, technologies, and security products across the EU. The EU will invest EUR450m in the project under its research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, and ECSO members are expected to invest “three times more”.

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ECSO has been set up to foster cooperation during the early stages of the research and innovation process, and develop cyber-security solutions for sectors including energy, finance, health, and transport. It is also expected to tackle fragmentation in the EU cyber-security market by creating a European certification framework for ICT security products, as well as easing requirements to access finance for smaller businesses working in the cyber-security field.

The Board has been set up as one of the priorities of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy, and aims to improve cooperation between member states and companies in the cyber-security sector.

“We have to move on from isolated security solutions focused on asset protection to solutions capable of analysing the information of devices, networks, technological equipment, and users, combining it with external intelligence on vulnerabilities, threats, and other agents. Trust between industry and the public administrations of the member states is essential for the effective implementation of this approach and, in this sense, the role to be played by the cPPP is vital. ” – Pérez.

Telefónica keen to remain close to cutting-edge of security evolution

ECSO adds to the list of cyber-security projects Telefónica is involved in within organisations such as the Internet Engineering Task Force, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, the International Telecommunication Union, and the GSM Association.

The operator is also active in the cyber-security space via its ElevenPath’s subsidiary, which, in addition to developing its own offerings, has pursued partnerships with key companies working in the field, such as Checkpoint, FireEye, Kaspersky Lab, Microsoft, and Qustodio (Telefónicawatch, passim).

The subject of cyber-security may also be at the forefront of strategic thinking at the highest levels of Telefónica management – Chema Alonso, former CEO and founder of ElevenPaths (known as Informática 64 before it was acquired by the telco), is now Group Chief Data Officer and an influential voice in the ear of Group CEO José-María Álvarez-Pallete (Telefónicawatch, #107).

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Report: #109
Covering: August 2016
Published: September 2016
Next report: October 2016
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Table of Contents

3 Executive brief
5 Telefónica Group
6 Management update
10 Acquisitions and disposals
14 Legal and regulatory
17 People
18 Global Resources
19 5G
24 Messaging
25 Suppliers
27 TIWS
27 Telefónica Business Solutions
29 Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad
32 Digital services
33 Open Future
33 Big data
34 Research and development
35 Suppliers
35 Telefónica I+D
36 Security
37 Wayra
38 Latin America
39 Argentina
40 Brazil
40 Chile
42 Colombia
43 Mexico
44 Peru
46 Venezuela
47 Europe
48 Germany
54 Spain
57 United Kingdom
62 Further reading
67 Index

Index

Symbols

3GPP 23, 48
21st Century Fox
– Sky plc 52

A

Akyumen Technologies 28
Amdocs 26
América Móvil 8, 39, 43, 45
– Claro 39, 45
– Slim, Carlos 39
– Telcel 43
Apple 60
– iOS 45
Arsat 39
Atos Origin 49
AT&T 8, 11, 35, 43, 44, 58, 59
– DirecTV 11

B

BlackBerry 27
BOKU 60
British Broadcasting Corporation 58
BT Group 8, 17, 19, 36, 59
Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität, Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Postal Service and Railways, BNA/BNetzA/RegTP, Germany) 53
Burda 52
Bwtech 26

C

Cellwize 25, 26
Cisco Systems, Inc 34, 40
CK Hutchison 10, 13, 19
– H3G
– – UK 57, 59
CNMC 54, 55, 56, 57
CNMV 13
Cohere Technologies 23
Commissao de Valores Mobiliarios (Brazil) 27
Consumer Electronics Show 59

D

Deloitte 10
Deutsche Telekom 19, 25, 33, 50
– hub
raum 33
Drillisch 49, 53
– Yourfone 49, 53

E

Entel 44, 45
Ericsson 19, 26
European Union 14, 15, 19, 20, 36, 44
– Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communication (BEREC) 14, 15
– Digital Single Market Strategy 36
– European Commission 13, 16, 19, 36, 53, 56, 59
– European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) 36
– European Parliament 14

F

Facebook 16, 17, 24, 35, 43, 60
– Telecom Infra Project 17, 35
– WhatsApp 16, 24, 43
Fidor Bank 50
FireEye 37
Forsk 26
Fraunhofer IAO 33
Freenet 49, 53

G

Giesecke & Devrient 50
Google 60
– Android 45
GSM Association (GSMA) 37
– Mobile World Congress 17, 19, 33

H

Helvetia Insurance 35
Hewlett Packard Enterprise 40
Huawei 23, 40, 48

I

Indra 11
ING Bank NV 17
Inmarsat Ventures 19
I-Now Unifed Mobile Solutions 43
Intel 27
– Intel Capital 27

J

Jinni 35

K

Kaspersky Lab 37

L

La Liga 54, 55
Lenovo 40
Liberty Global
– Virgin Media 8

M

M2M World Alliance 28
MasterCard 50
McKinsey 39
Mediapro 55
– beIN Sports 55
Mediaset 10
– Mediaset Premium 10
Microsoft 16, 17, 35, 37, 58, 60
– Skype 16
– Xbox 35
MVNOs 43, 49, 53

N

Navita 27
NEC 40
Nintendo 44
Nokia 19, 23, 40, 50

O

Omnicom Group, Inc
– Organic 7
Orange 19, 33, 54, 55
– Spain 54

P

Parallel Wireless 34, 35
Philips 21
P.I. Works 26

Q

Qustodio 37

R

redBus 37
Redeem 57
Regions
– Africa
– – South Africa 37, 48
– APAC
– – China 48
– – Japan 48
– – Malaysia 37
– – Singapore 37
– EMEA
– – Austria 43, 53
– – Europe 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 33, 36, 37, 43, 44, 47, 53, 54, 56, 59
– – Germany 7, 8, 13, 25, 33, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 58, 60
– – Israel 35
– – Italy 10, 13, 25, 60
– – Norway 48
– – Spain 7, 8, 11, 13, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 35, 54, 55, 56, 57, 59
– – Sweden 57
– – Switzerland 60
– – UK 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 17, 24, 25, 26, 30, 57, 58, 59, 60
– Latin America 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 25, 26, 29, 33, 38, 43, 45
– – Argentina 8, 25, 29, 39
– – Brazil 8, 9, 13, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 40, 42
– – Chile 8, 13, 25, 29, 37, 40, 43, 44
– – Colombia 25, 37, 42, 43
– – Ecuador 25
– – Mexico 8, 11, 29, 34, 43, 44
– – Peru 8, 13, 25, 29, 37, 43, 44, 45
– – Uruguay 25
– – Venezuela 25, 40, 46
– North America
– – Canada 48
– – USA 60
RootMetrics 59
RouteSMS 25
Royal KPN 8

S

Sainsbury, J 17
Samsung 58
Securitas Direct 59
SES Global 19
Siemens 21
Singapore Telecom
– Innov8 33
Smart Communications
– Smart Hub 58, 59
Softbank
– Sprint 60
Sony 60
South Pole Group 33
Spotify 60
Sprint Nextel 60
Swisscom 60

T

Technologies
– 2G 26
– 3G 26, 59
– 4G
– – LTE 7, 9, 14, 20, 26, 28, 39, 43, 45, 48, 49, 53, 57
– – LTE-A 45, 48
– 5G 15, 19, 20, 21, 23, 48
– ADSL 54
– Broadband 27, 39, 40, 56, 57, 59
– CCTV 29
– eHealth 20, 53
– Ethernet 56, 57
– GSM 37
– ICT 27, 36
– Internet of Things 29, 48, 58, 59
– IPTV 9, 14
– LTE-A Pro 48
– M2M 9, 17, 28, 35
– NFC 50
– NGN 21, 56
– R&D 20
– SIM 28, 53
– Smart metering 35
– SMS 16, 24, 25
– TV 9, 10, 35, 40, 45, 52, 54, 55
– WLAN
– – Wi-Fi 34, 39
Tele2 57
Telecable (Spain) 55
Telecom Italia 19, 25, 36
– Sparkle 25
Telefónica Group 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 25, 29, 33, 34, 36, 40, 42, 48, 59
– Associates and investments
– – Indra Sistemas 11
– – Mediaset Premium 10
– – SIGFOX 59
– – Telecom Italia 19, 25, 36
– Canal+ 55
– Digital 17, 29
– Digital services
– – Blueliv 33
– – ElevenPaths 30, 36, 37
– – M2M 9, 17, 28, 35
– – Mobile commerce 50
– – Open Future 33, 34, 37
– – OTT 14, 16, 24, 45
– – Telefónica I+D 23, 34, 35
– – Wayra 34, 37
– Directors
– – de Paz, Javier 29, 30
– Europe 60
– – E-Plus 8, 26, 49, 50, 53
– – Germany 33, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53
– – O2 6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 26, 33, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 57, 58, 59, 60
– – Spain 8, 9, 17, 35, 54, 55, 56, 57
– – Telefónica Deutschland 8, 25, 33, 48, 49, 50, 52, 53, 60
– – UK 6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 25, 26, 57, 58, 59, 60
– Executives
– – Alfaro, Pedro 29
– – Alierta, César 17
– – Alonso, Chema 17, 29, 30, 37
– – Álvarez-Pallete Lopez, José María 6, 8, 17, 30, 37
– – del Val, David 23
– – Franks, Robert 60
– – Genish, Amos 42
– – Haas, Markus 33
– – Lasbrey, James 24
– – Lopez-Vives, Juan Carlos 29
– – Marti, Antonio 29
– – McManus, Derek 59
– – Mendonca, Surya 42
– – Navarro, Eduardo 29, 30
– – Pérez, Pedro Pablo 36
– – Prendes, Luis Angel 29
– – Ramos, Alejandro 17
– – Sanchez San Venancio, Miguel Angel 29, 30
– – Vela, Cristina 36
– – Velandia, Boris 43
– – Vilá, Ángel 8, 11, 13
– Ex-executives
– – Duclos, Cristina 42
– – Le Saux, Anton 17
Global Resources
– – 5TONIC 23
Telefónica Business Solutions 24, 25, 27, 28, 29
– – Telefónica Ingeniería de Seguridad 29
– – Telefónica International Wholesale Services 27
– – Telxius 7, 10, 13
– Latin America
– – Brazil 27, 40, 42
– – Chile 40
– – Mexico 43, 44
– – Peru 45
– – Telefé 40
– – Vivo 27
– Movistar+ 35, 54, 55
– Products and services
– – Fusión 7, 54
– – Movistar+ 35, 54, 55
– – Movistar Go 45
– – Movistar Play 45
– – Movistar TV 45
– – Movistar VeriSure Hogar 59
– – O2 Home 58, 59
– – O2 o 59
– – O2 Recycle 57
– – O2 TV 52
– – pay-TV 7, 9, 10, 11, 40, 45, 52, 54, 55
– – Simplicity 60
– Telefónica Studios
– – Telefé 40
Telenor 19
TeliaSonera
– Yoigo (Xfera) 8
Tellimed 53
Telstra 23
Telus 35
Teralytics 33
Thales 21
Time Warner 40
– Turner International 40
Twitter 43, 55

V

Vasona Networks 26
Viacom 40
VimpelCom 13
– Wind Telecomunicazioni SpA 13, 60
Virgin Group 8, 43, 44
– Virgin Mobile 43, 44
Vivendi SA 10
Vodafone Group 19, 25, 49, 50, 54, 55, 57, 59
– Germany 49, 50
– Spain 54, 57
– UK 25, 59

W

Wirecard 50

Z

ZTE 23