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Telefónica - Statistics & Facts

Telefónica, which provides telecom services in more than 20 countries, is one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. Telefónica has a strong presence in Spain, where the company was founded, as well as in the rest of Europe and Latin America. Telefónica, Movistar, O2 and Vivo are Telefónica’s major brands. Telefónica is the corporate brand, Movistar targets the Spanish-speaking public, O2 is used in Germany and the UK, and Vivo is the brand present in Brazil. In Europe, Telefónica's main competitors are Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and Orange. Telefónica’s services vary from mobile, fixed and broadband networks to pay TV services and other digital solutions.

The number of Telefónica's fixed-line telephony accesses stood at almost 37 million worldwide in 2017. Telefónica has managed to steadily increase its number of prepaid and contract mobile subscribers over the last few years. Prepaid and contract subscriptions worldwide rose from around 250 million in 2013 to more than 270 million by 2017. Data and internet access is also a popular service offered by Telefónica. In 2017, the number of data and internet accesses was at around 32.4 million, distributed between broadband and fiber.

Telefónica has about 8.5 million pay TV subscribers worldwide. Latin America is an important market for this particular service, as Telefónica holds ten percent of the Latin American pay TV market. The presence of the Spanish telecom company in the region has been growing over the years, as the number of pay TV subscribers has jumped from nearly 2.8 million in December 2013 to around 4.63 million as of December 2016. Peru, Brazil and Chile are important markets for Telefónica pay TV subscription services as well.

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