Álvarez-Pallete (Telefónica) calls for a brand new regulatory framework for the digital sector and reaches out to know-how corporations | EUROtoday

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The president of Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Palletehas reiterated on the Mobile World Congress the necessity for a new regulatory framework for the know-how sector with an optics targeted on collaboration within the face of a brand new period of large site visitors will increase because of the impact of AI.

“It is time to use resources responsibly. Six actors consume more than 50% of the network's capacity today. It is essential that they use the network responsibly,” stated the supervisor through the inauguration of the Mobile in Barcelona, ​​a metropolis for which he additionally had phrases: “We feel it like our home.”

In his speech, Álvarez Pallete, who additionally chairs GSMA, the cell trade affiliation, confirmed a extra conciliatory tone with huge know-how corporations than in earlier speeches, with out direct point out of cost for the usage of the community.

“It is time for a global alliance and fair governance to bring mutual and sustainable benefit to the entire value chain,” stated the supervisor throughout his speech in his function as spokesperson for the telecommunications sector at its most vital occasion of the 12 months.

According to the president of Telefónica, the brand new wave of services as derived partially from synthetic intelligence will trigger the amount of knowledge to multiply by 4 in seven years, which is able to imply important investments for telecommunications operators.

This sector has been focusing for years on six corporations that devour 50% of Internet site visitors: Google, Meta, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Apple. They contemplate that they produce extreme use of the community, which ends up in massive investments by operators that don’t have any return. For this motive, for years they’ve demanded the so-called honest contributionbaptized in flip by know-how corporations as community tax, a mannequin for Internet giants to assist pay for networks.

“AI is probably the greatest revolution in the history of humanity. For the first time, humans are creating technology that can think. It is a paradigm shift and our networks are needed,” stated the supervisor.


The different nice component of the speech of the president of Telefónica was Open Gatewaythe brand new initiative of telecoms to monetize telecommunications networks by opening the networks to utility builders.

The initiative has 47 operators, greater than double that of final 12 months's launch. The logic of the initiative is similar because the roaming– Create a typical that enables functions to work on all networks.

Spain is without doubt one of the first six nations wherein APIs have already been launched, aimed toward verifying the id of telephone house owners and avoiding duplicate SIM fraud.

Uses are anticipated to multiply within the coming months with circumstances targeted on community high quality, important communications or cybersecurity with the purpose of making a marketplace for 300 billion {dollars} in 2030.

The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has additionally participated just about with a video wherein he highlighted the alliance. “It's incredible to see the progress we've made in a short time,” she stated.

Mobile World Congress

El Mobile has began its seventeenth version in Barcelona, ​​with which it has a contract to stay till 2030.

The honest expects to draw 95,000 attendees