To meet the growing technology needs of Spanish businesses, Google Cloud and Telefónica are announcing a new partnership to foster the country’s Digital Transformation and advance 5G mobile Edge Computing. As part of this agreement Google Cloud has announced its plans to open a new cloud region in Spain that will leverage Telefonica’s Madrid region infrastructure.
The acceleration of Spain’s Digital Transformation and the proliferation of 5G technologies for consumers and businesses alike are key growth engines for the economy. Spain needs enterprises and public organisations of all sizes to be ready to embrace present and future digital challenges and to do so, these businesses need an agile, scalable, secure and resilient telecommunications infrastructure. This strong technology backbone will allow easy access to new innovations that will accelerate business development, complete with investments in technological solutions.
Telefónica Tech’s cloud business will reinforce its multi-cloud strategy worldwide with joint marketing plans in order to offer its customers a comprehensive solution, which, together with security and communications, will allow companies to enjoy a unique and comprehensive experience.
The partnership also marks the significance and relevance of cloud computing for the future of the telecommunications industry. Telefónica’s strong infrastructure combined with Google Cloud’s mobile Edge platform will deliver reliable and value-added 5G services to Spanish businesses and consumers.
Telefónica will also use Google Cloud services to boost its own digital capabilities — in areas such as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics, and application development — to continue to provide new services and tools to its global customer base.
“The unusual situation that we have had to live in, marked by the confinement of the world’s population and the exponential increase in remote work and online education and entertainment, has highlighted the key role that connectivity and digitalisation play in society to create a more inclusive and sustainable future,” said José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman and CEO, Telefónica. “With our alliance with Google Cloud, we want to fulfil our social commitment and foster the recovery of the economy helping companies, the public administration and all types of organisations not only to recover the ground lost by the crisis but also to promote their Digital Transformation and strengthen themselves for the future.”
“Helping businesses adapt to our changing world has been a big focus for Google, before and during the COVID-19 crisis,” said Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet. “We’re excited to be partnering with Telefónica to launch a new cloud region in Spain and help Spanish businesses big and small find new ways to innovate and contribute to the country’s economic recovery.”