[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 100 years of development of Telefónica, a Spanish multinational telecommunications company (1924)


(wcsa.world) Telefónica, S.A. is a Spanish multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Madrid, Spain. It is one of the largest telephone operators and mobile network providers in the world.

The company provides a range of telecommunications services, including fixed and mobile telephony, broadband and internet services, digital television, and other digital services.


Telefónica operates in numerous countries, serving millions of customers. The company was founded in 1924 and has since evolved into a global player in the telecommunications industry. Its headquarters are in Madrid, Spain.



(Wowtimes) Telefonica’sHistory and Achievements

  • 1924: The company was created in Madrid as Compañía Telefónica Nacional de España (CTNE).
  • 1945: The Spanish government took 79.6% of CTNE shares
  • 1960: CTNE became the #1 Spanish enterprise
  • 1967: Satellite communications were initiated
  • 1971: The company started operations of the 1st European Data Transmission Special Network.
  • 1978: CTNE installed the 10 millionth phone
  • 1987: The company began trading at the New York Stock Exchange
  • 1990: The company entered South America in Chile (CTC) and in Argentina (TASA).
  • 1994: Movistar digital mobile telephony was launched.
  • 1995: The commercial Internet is being born. Telefónica launched Infovía
  • 1999: The company launched the fixed broadband access service ADSL.
  • 2006: Telefónica acquired the O2 assets in the UK, Germany and Ireland.
  • 2009: Telefónica strengthened the strategic alliance with China Unicom
  • 2011: T.Digital and TGR creation
  • 2015 Movistar Panama launched LTE with coverage expanding in Panama City, Arraijan, and Chorrera up to Buenaventura Beach.
  • 2018: Telefónica launched Aura and leads the integration of artificial intelligence in its networks and customer care.
  • 2021: Telefónica became alliance with UGG in Germany and Fibrasil in Brazil
  • 2022: Telefónica opened Mobile World Congress stand in the metaverse
  • 2023: Saudi Arabia's STC Group became Telefónica's largest shareholder.

According to the Internet


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