Telefónica will use Huawei’s smart home platform to offer a range of services to its customers in Latin America.
The two companies said a first trial was already underway with plans to launch commercially in the region during 2016.
Details of precisely what type of services would be on offer were not disclosed.
According to Strategy Analytics, up to 16 million households in Latin America will have smart home solutions by 2020, with annual spending reaching $8 billion.
Michael Duncan, CEO of Telefónica’s Consumer Unit said: “We aim to deliver a really unique and easy to use smart home experience.
“Through their smartphone, our customers will be able to check what is going at their homes when they are away and interact with a variety of connected and smart devices.
“We believe this service will help our customers in their daily routines, providing them with greater convenience, peace of mind and closeness to their homes and families.”
The Spain-based operator is one of seven operators, as of last December, to use Huawei’s smart home platform.
Haixu Ma, President of Core Network of Huawei, said: “The Smart Home category will become a new growth point of operators and other players in the era of ICT.
“We are sure Huawei’s Smart Home platform will provide with a differential experience to Telefonica’s customers.”
Telefónica is also using AT&T’s Digital Life solution, which it plans to launch in the UK later this year.