Helsinki, Finland – F-Secure and Telefonica have entered into a long term regional partnership to offer Telefonica’s wireless and mobile broadband customers unparalleled internet protection and storage related services. Telefonica has almost 145 million* mobile customers in Latin America and will offer them security and storage services powered by F-Secure for both mobile broadband and mobile devices, including smartphones. Additionally, this partnership is similarly planned to be extended to the rest of the Telefonica footprint in Europe.
Samu Konttinen, Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing at F-Secure, said, “As one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, with a user base of around five million mobile broadband users and five million smartphones in the region, this is a major boost for the security of all Telefonica’s customers. The partnership is also an unprecedented step in F-Secure’s strategic push into Latin America, where the growth in smartphones and mobile broadband is phenomenal.”
Roberto Muñoz, Head of P&S at Telefonica LatAm, said, “We know how important it is to offer services with the highest quality, but also with excellent protection. We want to make sure our customers enjoy and explore the Internet without any worries. We are delighted to partner with F-Secure in providing a secure digital life for our customers.”
Following the launch, planned for later this year, users will be able to enjoy the benefits of a range of services offered by F-Secure, for mobile broadband and mobile phones, the companies said.
* Figures at September, 2010