Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Feb 2012 12:22 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones And even more news from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Mozilla has announced a partnership with Telefonica and Qualcomm, which will bring Mozilla's Boot to Gecko HTML5-based mobile interface to devices later his year. This is a huge boon for the fully open source environment.
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RE[4]: Comment by lucas_maximus
by sicofante on Mon 27th Feb 2012 17:11 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by lucas_maximus"
sicofante
Member since:
2009-07-08

"there are many places of Spain where the only available services are those offered by Telefónica"

That's required by law. They are the dominant operator. Also, they became a corporation after being the state monopoly and that was part of the deal. They just can't stop providing those services. If they could, they would.

Sure Vodafone or Orange have a bad customer service. As a matter of fact, there's no such thing as a good customer service in Spanish telephony, but this news has nothing to do with B2C, but B2B. This is not about Telefónica dealing with their customers directly (which is plain abuse ordinarily). It's about Telefónica sponsoring a very interesting project. As I said before, hopefully they're just pouring money into it, not providing any technical advice or direct participation.

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dariapra Member since:
2012-02-27

Of course, 'servicio universal' is required by law (LGTel, 2003)... but the same law also oblied the rest of the companies to pay to Telefónica its part of the provided 'servicio universal'. And, surprise, in many cases they were not willing to do it (http://bit.ly/AAkXJr).

I am not a fan of Telefónica, but the other companies operating in Spain are not better than the former monopoly.

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