Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 

MarketScreener Homepage  >  Equities  >  Bolsa de Madrid  >  Telefonica S.A.    TEF   ES0178430E18


News SummaryMost relevantAll newsPress ReleasesOfficial PublicationsSector newsAnalyst Recommendations

Telefonica S A : Telefónica Germany connects ALDI

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
03/19/2020 | 04:24am EDT

The world's biggest networking solution in the retail sector

  • A flagship project for more than 8,000 ALDI sites in 14 European countries
  • Secure, scalable, straightforward: SD-WAN networking solution from Telefónica Germany meets all the high expectations of its partner

Munich, 19 March 2020 - Telefónica Germany is set to connect more than 8,000 sites across Europe for the ALDI retail group. The Munich-based company will launch a sustainable, next‑generation European corporate network, thereby becoming a central partner to ALDI. Telefónica's solution uses Cisco SD-WAN technology.

'This milestone project allows us to demonstrate our innovative strength and performance in state-of-the-art networking solutions', says Karsten Pradel, B2B Director at Telefónica Germany. 'Never before has there been such an extensive and modern SD-WAN installation in global retail. We are proud to be implementing this for ALDI and to be supporting our partner in the digitalisation of their business.'

The setup and operation of a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) on this scale sets standards that go far beyond the borders of Telefónica Germany's domestic market: sites operated by ALDI SOUTH, ALDI North and Hofer in 14 European countries will be connected to the new network. Together with Cisco, Telefónica is connecting more than 4,000 sites in Germany alone. This step is further testament to the commitment to drive the digital transformation of its business partners.

Expansion of long-term collaboration with a major partner

Telefónica Germany and ALDI have already been collaborating successfully for many years on ALDI TALK mobile services. To ensure optimum implementation of the SD-WAN network for ALDI's stores, regional and national corporate offices, and external suppliers in Europe, Telefónica Germany is relying on a diverse network of partners and a globally applicable solution from the Telefónica Group. The group has already successfully installed SD-WAN solutions for numerous international companies.

'We are creating a standardised and homogeneous network for ALDI in 14 European countries,' says Alfons Lösing, Chief Partner and Wholesale Officer and member of the board of directors at Telefónica Germany. 'As part of one of the world's leading telecommunications groups, we have many years of experience and references when it comes to innovative solutions. We are delighted to have been given this opportunity to develop our long-term partnership with ALDI, by providing them with one of the largest SD-WAN networks in the world.'

Network of the future - faster, more reliable and scalable

Wide area networks (WANs) cover enormous areas. Many of them cross country borders or even continents, and as such are not restricted to the connections of local computers and systems. In the past, WANs were often built using technologies that relied on customised company-specific hardware. In the meantime, many organisations have shifted the focus of their digital strategies to enable a transformation to software-based networks.

Compared with conventional corporate networks, SD-WAN has optimised speed, scalability and reliability.

'Under the leadership of Telefónica Germany, we have succeeded in developing an innovative solution that suits ALDI's requirements. The three major goals - security, efficiency and low operating costs - have been fully achieved,' says Rüdiger Wölfl, who is responsible for key accounts at Cisco in Germany.

High expectations in terms of security, scalability and operability

Compared with conventional solutions for corporate networks, SD-WAN solutions deliver much better, more flexible and centrally managed networking for less money. Telefónica Germany has developed a tailor-made network design for ALDI that meets the retailer's very specific requirements. A crucial specification was that the product had to be easy to operate. The SD‑WAN solution needed to be intuitive to use and help to reduce operating costs. Furthermore, it needed to be rolled out to thousands of sites with ease, whilst remaining flexible and easy to manage. The solution also needed to be able to support different networks on the same infrastructure as well as allow for secure, isolated operations.

Individual network solutions

Telefónica Germany is currently working with many customers on transformation programmes to implement digital strategies through the provision of appropriate networks. Although digitalisation affects nearly all companies regardless of size or business model, the individual requirements vary enormously. For this reason, extensive knowledge, experience and skills are essential for ensuring that each individual project delivers maximum advantages and benefits to the company concerned, along with the best possible functional scope. Telefónica Germany is ideally equipped to deliver such solutions. The company has already successfully completed a large number of comparable networking projects. By adding the upcoming networking of the ALDI sites to its portfolio, the company is increasingly becoming the market leader in the field of SD‑WAN solutions.

Telefónica Deutschland offers telecommunications services for private and business customers, as well as innovative digital products and services in the fields of the Internet of Things and data analytics. With 50.4 million customer connections (as of 31 December 2019), the company is one of the leading integrated telecommunications providers in Germany. In the mobile segment alone, Telefónica Deutschland is responsible for more than 46 million connections - no other domestic network operator connects more people. By 2022, the company aims to become the 'Mobile Customer & Digital Champion', meaning the preferred partner for customers in the German mobile service market, allowing them mobile freedom in the digital world. Through its core brand O2 and various secondary and partner brands, the company sells postpaid and prepaid mobile telecommunications products with innovative mobile data services. The foundation of this is a mobile service network based on a high‑performance GSM, UMTS and LTE infrastructure. Telefónica Deutschland also provides telephony and high-speed internet products, such as VDSL, in the area of fixed line services. Telefónica Deutschland Holding AG has been listed in the Prime Standard on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX) since 2012. In the 2019 financial year, the company generated revenue of EUR 7.4 billion with its almost 9,000 employees. The company is majority owned by the Spanish telecommunications group Telefónica S.A., headquartered in Madrid. With operations in 14 countries and a customer base of approximately 345 million connections, the group is one of the world's biggest telecommunications providers.


Telefónica Germany GmbH & Co. OHG

Alexander Geckeler / Press Officer

+49 (0) 178 1391123 / +49 (0) 40 23726 6020



Telefónica SA published this content on 19 March 2020 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 19 March 2020 09:23:03 UTC

share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook
Toute l'actualité sur TELEFONICA S.A.
08/13DEUTSCHE TELEKOM CEO : We're well placed to drive European consolidation
08/13Deutsche Telekom looks to next deal as Sprint merger buoys results
08/12TELEFONICA S A : ElevenPaths expands its cloud security solutions portfolio with..
08/12TELEFONICA S A : ElevenPaths amplía su cartera de soluciones de seguridad en la ..
08/10TELEFONICA S A : Telefónica implantará casos de uso reales con 5G en Madrid para..
08/04TELEFONICA S A : Telefónica y Clicars se alían para impulsar la digitalización d..
08/04TELEFONICA S A : Telefónica despliega en Alcoi la tecnología que conecta objetos..
08/04TELEFONICA S A : Movistar+, ya disponible en Apple TV
08/04TELEFONICA SA : Credit Suisse reiterates its Neutral rating
08/03TELEFONICA DEUTSCHLAND : Gets a Buy rating from Warburg Research
More news
Sales 2020 44 035 M 52 134 M 52 134 M
Net income 2020 1 958 M 2 318 M 2 318 M
Net Debt 2020 42 558 M 50 386 M 50 386 M
P/E ratio 2020 9,25x
Yield 2020 10,8%
Capitalization 19 381 M 22 931 M 22 946 M
EV / Sales 2020 1,41x
EV / Sales 2021 1,39x
Nbr of Employees 113 621
Free-Float 90,3%
Duration : Period :
Telefonica S.A. Technical Analysis Chart | MarketScreener
Full-screen chart
Technical analysis trends TELEFONICA S.A.
Short TermMid-TermLong Term
Income Statement Evolution
Mean consensus HOLD
Number of Analysts 28
Average target price 5,34 €
Last Close Price 3,66 €
Spread / Highest target 138%
Spread / Average Target 46,1%
Spread / Lowest Target -27,4%
EPS Revisions
José María Álvarez-Pallete López Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ángel Vilá Vilá Boix Chief Operating Officer & Director
Laura Abasolo García de Baquedano Chief Financial & Control Officer
Alejandro Ramos Chief Information Security Officer
Isidro Fainé Casas Vice Chairman
Sector and Competitors