Madrid, 5 December 2003. Ferrovial and Telefónica Móviles España (TME) have reached an agreement to cooperate in the development of mobile solutions using the current GPRS networks and third-generation (UMTS) networks.
Telefónica Móviles and Ferrovial will study the possibilities that new mobile technologies offer for Ferrovial´s services, infrastructure, real estate development and construction businesses. The goal is to define, develop and implement mobile applications for business management and customer relations.
According to Ignacio Martínez-Jorcano, Ferrovial´s Head of Information Systems, “the agreement will help us face the challenge of providing our professionals with the best mobile solutions and tools in order to continue improving our abilities and efficiency in managing our businesses and services”.
For Telefónica Móviles España, this agreement involves fitting one of the most important sectors in Spain, in terms of contribution to GDP, with tools to modernise its processes, so as to optimise and improve efficiency of its services to end customers, stated Antonio Hernández, General Manager of Marketing and Sales at Telefónica Móviles.
Founded in 1952, Ferrovial (www.ferrovial.com) is one of Europe´s largest listed construction groups, with over 40,000 employees and with business lines that complement its core construction activity, namely infrastructure, real estate development, and services. It is one of the world´s leading companies in the private sector development of transport infrastructure, with over 1.7 billion euros in committed investment. Ferrovial has a stable presence in many countries in Europe (Portugal, the UK, Ireland, Poland and Italy), as well as Canada, Australia and Latin America.
Telefónica Móviles España
Telefónica Móviles España (www.empresa.movistar.com), the Telefónica Móviles Groups Spanish operation company, has 19.1 million active customers and a broad catalogue of services and applications based on the latest mobile technologies, such as GPRS. On 29 October, the Company launched its UMTS mobile office product (Oficina MoviStar UMTS) on a pre-commercial basis. Telefónica Móviles (www.telefonicamoviles.com) is one of the world´s largest mobile telephony companies, operating in 14 countries and managing around 48 million customers. Telefónica Móviles is listed on the New York and Madrid stock exchanges (ticker: TEM).