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Fundación Telefónica analyzes the progress of infrastructures and digital services in Spain every year. The result is the report Digital Society in Spain, which not only includes the most relevant sectoral indicators, but also takes into account the social impact of digitization.
This 2017 issue talks about the scope of fixed and mobile broadband networks, which support our life on the Internet, the use we make of different digital services and the way in which these are changing our lives. There are also issues such as the digital activity of the business ecosystem and the public sector and, of course, we do not forget the most avant-garde elements of digital transformation, such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, autonomous cars or blockchain.
As in previous editions, the analysis integrates three large blocks of data that allow us to build a global and original vision of the digital ecosystem in Spain: external sources of recognized prestige, statistical data of the business units of Telefónica and territorial information provided directly by the Autonomous Communities.
Fundación Telefónica´s The Information Society in Spain report is a reference work which year after year shows the situation, improvements and use level of communications and digital services in Spain. This year´s edition, number seventeen, maintains its usual structure and presents objectively Spain´s situation regarding network infrastructures and new services consumption, comparing the country´s position with other nations.
This report describes the evolution of wired and wireless networks, of Information Society services and its level of use by different social segments and also the activity of the Administration and of the entrepreneurial ecosystem. It likewise includes more disruptive lines of investigation, like Artificial Intelligence (AI) or self-driving cars, which may reshape the digital economy in the next years.
Apart from external information sources, a relevant part of the data included in the report comes from the business units of Telefónica. There is also information coming from the Spanish regional governments, which tells about the development of the Information Society in each one of the different autonomous regions of the country.
Telefonica brings one more year the analysis of the development Information Society in Spain which makes the digital future part of our present.
During 2015 many technological trends observed in past years, such as fiber optic or the use of mobile telephones as gateways to all kinds of services, have speed up their development. Also this year other movements of importance for the development of the digital world, such as Industrial Internet or the definition of an European Digital Single Market, are beginning to take shape.
2014 saw a number of developments in the Information Society in a wide range of areas, which reflects the great competitive pressure and interest that such matters stirred up amongst the population. However, two of these developments are worthy of particular note, which have been the stars throughout the year. One is the deployment of fibre optics which has now become a reality and is the access infrastructure of choice for most new customers. The other, which bears some relation to the first, is the growth of Internet video consumption and how it has been enhanced with new services.
This year's report once again highlights the fact that the Information Society has continued to develop and to permeate all the areas of our lives. In the last decade, ICT services have gone through different phases: at first they were seen as a great novelty, later as just another option and now, as the report shows, they are taken for granted and often go unnoticed.
This year has been an especially dynamic one for the development of infrastructures. In 2013 a great leap was made in the deployment of new generation networks, both fixed (with the advancement of fiber-optics in homes), and mobile (with the launch of the all-new LTE networks). The foundations are now being laid for another stage, in which the focal points will be service quality, bandwidth and mobility.
Once more, access in mobility through smartphones is the great driving force of change, which is helping to bring technology to all age groups. Its impact is such that it even changes the way we go about our activities, a phenomenon which we have called “mobilisation of behaviour” in this report, and which will be accentuated in the coming years.
In the 14th edition of this report, we have gone a step further to focus on the trends that are moving the both mature and incipient services of the Information Society. With this approach, which is mainly used in the chapter on Digital Life, we have sought to bring added value. The rest of the report continues the structure and focus of previous years. Finally, we would once again like to thank Spain's Autonomous Communities for their contribution, which undoubtedly makes this work all the more special.
In its 11th Edition, the report on the Information Society in Spain has reinvented itself, reducing its size to a notable extent by synthesizing the key indicators, data and changes that allow providing a description of the current situation of the sector. The opening chapter introduces the 10 keys for the year; the second chapter provides graphic visualizations of the most relevant data in connection with network connectivity and the availability of both the access points and the terminals that facilitate the enjoyment of the Information Society. In addition, the report analyses issues concerning the impact from the use of Information and Communication Technologies in different fields and sectors of the economic and social reality. The third chapter presents a study based on Telefónica data to understand digital life and reality. Finally, in the fourth chapter, the report offers an overview of each Autonomous Community, an approach that undoubtedly confers a special value to the work. In this new stage, the line of the Information Society contains, in addition to this indicator compilation report, a set of case specific reports thoroughly studying each individual trend. Issues such as the future of electronic publications or Augmented Reality are some of the in-depth studies that are being prepared, and which help understand this increasingly rich and comprehensive digital world.
The past decade has seen the most technological development in the history of Spain. This Report on the Information Society in Spain 2009 is the tenth since its first publication in the year 2000, which has given us the opportunity to look back and confirm the huge technological leap that has occurred. The first part of this book is an exhaustive review of this entire evolution, including the most relevant information and events that have taken place in Spain and the rest of the world during this time. The simple comparison of a mobile telephone from the year 2000 – with large dimensions, a small, monochrome screen, and exclusively used for calls and messages – with a Smartphone from 2009 clearly illustrates this leap. If the first part of this book is the film of recent years, the second part is the snapshot of the year 2009. Along the same lines as the content from previous reports, the year's trends and the most representative information from different areas are included, which provides an overall view of how the sector is doing.
Telefónica has presented the ninth edition of the report La Sociedad de la Información en España corresponding to 2008. The presentation enjoyed the presence of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Miguel Sebastián, who presided over the event, and of César Alierta, CEO of the company.
Eigth edition of the Report on the development of the Information Society in Spain, which analyses the extent to which Information and Communication Technologies have been adopted by the public, companies and administrations.
This report analyses the current level of development of the Information Society in Spain by gathering and analysing the most recently available indicators. In addition, in the most novel areas in which the use of indicators is still beginning or non-existent, the report conducts a qualitative analysis of the main trends appearing and their possible evolution in coming years.