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Telefónica S.A. (NYSE: TEF (http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=TEF)) (TYO: 9481 (http://quote.tse.or.jp/tse/quote.cgi?F=listing/EDetail1&MKTN=T&QCODE=9481)) is the national telephone network operator (telco) in Spain. New York Stock Exchange (June 2003) The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the second largest stock exchange in the world. ... The main trading room of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, where nowadays the trading is done by computers The Stock Exchange occupies a narrow site in Tokyos securities district The Tokyo Stock Exchange (abbreviated TSE) is a stock exchange market located in Tokyo, Japan. ... A telephone handset A touch-tone telephone dial Telephone Complex relay used in a telephone switching system. ... TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company A telephone company (or telco) provides telecommunications services such as telephony and data communications. ...

Telefónica is the largest corporation in Spain and has a large presence in Latin America. It owns Telefónica de España, the largest fixed phone and ADSL operator in Spain, Telefónica Moviles (under the movistar brand name), the largest mobile phone operator in Spain and Terra Networks, S.A., an Internet subsidiary, Telefónica Publicidad e Información, S.A. (TPI), the publisher of the Spanish Yellow Pages edition, etc. Telefónica operates movistar, the second-largest mobile phone operator in Mexico and the first largest in Chile, and is currently engaged in a strong price war against number one operator Telcel. Telefónica also operates wireless phone services in many Latin American countries, under the movistar brand name, and owns 50% of Brazilian wireless operator Vivo. In 2005, Telefonica bought Český Telecom, Czech phone operator (with de-facto monopoly on land lines). Telefónica S.A Owns CTC (http://www.telefonicactc.cl/) (Compañia de Telefonos de Chile) is the bigger phone operator and ISP (http://www.tie.cl/) in the Country. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... movistar is a major mobile phone operator owned by Telefónica Móviles. ... Terra Networks, usually referred to as Terra, is an internet multinational company with headquarters in Spain. ... In many countries, the Yellow Pages refers to a telephone directory for businesses organized by the category of product or service. ... Besides blue, the Vivo logo can be orange, green, red or purple (yellow was initially used, but later replaced by orange) Vivo is the largest mobile phone carrier in Brazil. ...



It was the only operator in Spain, being a monopoly, until 1997, when the government retired his total control over the corporation and Telefonica became a private company. Since then, the company has fought against the new operators in the country.


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External links

  • Official company website (http://www.telefonica.es/)




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