BARCELONA, Spain – 27 February 2023 – Deloitte and Telefónica, during the Mobile World Congress 2023, announced a collaboration within the scope of GSMA Open Gateway, the global initiative to help transform telecommunications networks into developer-ready platforms. GSMA Open Gateway exposes telco network capabilities in an interoperable, intuitive, and programmable way through open and standardized APIs. This exposure can allow service developers to innovate new applications and functionalities, which may benefit the business community, end users and the digital society in general.
This collaboration should scale up customized solutions to a wider audience tailored to help meet specific client business needs. Deloitte’s leading industry knowledge and extensive commercial network should provide a faster go-to-market in each country where Telefónica operates.
"Through this collaboration with Deloitte, we'll be able to offer clients a wealth of resources and knowledge that they may not have had access to before," said David del Val, director of Telefónica Open Gateway. "This collaboration will enable us to bring the benefits of Open Gateway to a wider audience.”
Deloitte’s range alliances with OTTs, Hyperscalers and high-tech companies, which will enable Telefónica bring new technologies and leading-edge solutions. Deloitte’s may also be able to contribute to the collaboration as a tentative developer of solutions for third parties.
"Deloitte is very excited to be part of the Open Gateway initiative through this collaboration with Telefónica. It represents a major opportunity for us to bring our telecom and technology solutions and expand our offerings to Deloitte clients," said Alfons Buxó, Deloitte Global Cloud Transformation Leader. "We're confident that Deloitte’s combination of knowledge, resources, and collaboration will enable us to create innovative solutions that can have a significant impact on Deloitte clients' business operations."
Telefónica is one the largest telecommunications service providers in the world. The company offers fixed and mobile connectivity as well as a wide range of digital services for residential and business customers. With more than 383 million customers, Telefónica operates in Europe and Latin America. Telefónica is a 100% listed company and its shares are traded on the Spanish Stock Market and on those in New York and Lima.