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Telefonica's July 2018 analyst event highlighted the telco's progress toward becoming a digital service provider on several fronts, and the importance of IoT investments and opportunities was a running theme throughout.


  • Case studies and demos highlighted Telefonica's innovation around smart retail initiatives leveraging its big data and AI capabilities. Horizontal technology capabilities were also a compelling part of its IoT story, particularly in the areas of 5G, security, and analytics.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about Telefonica's focus on IoT for the retail sector.
  • Outlines Telefonica's plans to develop its security, AI, and analytics capabilities.

Key questions answered

  • How is Telefonica bolstering its IoT proposition?
  • What are Telefonica's main IoT focus areas?

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  • Summary
  • IoT growing well but still a small percentage of Telefonica's overall revenue
  • Vertical focus: Retail IoT leadership
  • Security, AI, and analytics capabilities bolster its IoT proposition


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