Telefónica Launches First US Channel Partner Program for Cloud, Communications and M2M Services


31 January 2013 - Telefónica today announced its first ever US-based Channel Partner Program, giving resellers and partners the opportunity to offer a range of solutions including connectivity, cloud and machine-to-machine platform services, from Telefónica USA and Telefónica Digital, the digital innovation arm of Telefónica.

Telefónica has more than 314 million corporate and domestic customers across North America, Europe and Latin America, while serving primarily Fortune 500 companies in the US. This Channel Partner Program is the first opportunity for resellers to access the wide range of state of the art services offered by Telefónica.

With one of the US' largest Data Centers, located in Miami, Florida, Telefónica's Cloud services are ideal for companies operating in North America and Latin America. In particular, Telefónica's Instant Servers provides Infrastructure-as-a-service, delivering on-demand, high performance cloud computing for developers, digital businesses and large enterprises. The service is optimized for mobile, enterprise and M2M applications and backed by Telefónica's world-class infrastructure management and service capabilities.

The Channel Partner Program has been designed to assist partners through all stages, from implementation to post-sales. Partners will have full access to the online portal that provides marketing materials, training and tools to enhance the sales and service process.

There are multiple levels of partnership from which to choose, including full technology partners, becoming an agent, or serving as a referring partner. Each program has a unique compensation structure.

Telefónica USA CEO, Marcelo Caputo: "This is one of the few programs that allows you to sell a wide range of top-notch telecommunications and value-added solutions, from International Services to Data Center and Cloud Solutions, on a worldwide basis. Together with our dedicated innovation arm, Telefónica Digital, we are constantly evolving state of the art services in high demand areas so our partners have attractive and differentiated offerings. Being able to offer the full program in such an important market as the US allows us to significantly expand our footprint."

 About Telefónica Digital

Telefónica Digital is a global business division of Telefónica. Its mission is to seize the opportunities within the digital world and deliver new growth for Telefónica through research & development, venture capital, global partnerships and digital services such as cloud computing, mobile advertising, M2M and eHealth.

It is also driving innovation in over the top communications under a new umbrella brand called TU and in Big Data through Telefónica Dynamic Insights. Telefónica Digital will deliver these new products and services to Telefónica's 314 million customers as well as entering new markets. It is headquartered in London with regional centres in Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Spain and Tel Aviv. Jajah, TokBox, Terra, Media Networks Latin America, 48 and giffgaff are all managed under the Telefónica Digital umbrella.