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This Ovum Network Services Assessment covers Telefónica’s transformative network services, supporting offers, and overall strategy.


  • Telefónica is well-known for its deep national operating footprint in some key economies of Europe and across most of Latin America. The operator continues to expand partners, PoPs, and NNIs to bolster a global network presence.
  • Telefónica has launched a new enterprise portal, SEDA, to bring together connectivity with advanced services, including bandwidth-on-demand, software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and network functions virtualization (NFV).
  • Drawing on its UNICA infrastructure, Telefónica has begun to deploy commercialized virtual network functions in addition to SD-WAN. Its initial releases begin with virtual firewall and virtual remote access offers.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn what connectivity and advanced network services Telefónica supports for its enterprise customers.
  • Summarizes network security services and related professional services available for enterprises.
  • Understand how Telefónica goes to market with its direct sales force and how it positions the company's Central Web Portal.

Key questions answered

  • What connectivity services, advanced network services, and supporting services does Telefónica offer enterprises?
  • How does Ovum rank Telefónica on factors such as market clout, networking, managed services, and network-related security capabilities?
  • What has Telefónica done with its UNICA architecture, and what are its roles in NFV services and in the open source MANO initiative?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Ovum Network Services Assessment: Telefónica