Telefónica has selected Red Hat software to be a global reference platform for its business customers looking to mobilise their internal processes.

The Spain-based operator’s enterprise arm, Telefónica Business Solutions, is expanding its use of the vendor’s Mobile Application Platform across all of its opcos.

The open source platform enables business to develop, integrate and deploy mobile apps.

Telefónica has offered it in some markets since 2012, as part of its Group Enterprise Managed Mobility proposition.

It said enterprises are increasingly investing in mobile application development to reinvent business processes, automate existing processes and mobilise legacy web applications.

[Read more: Enterprises to continue to rein in spending on telecom services this year]

Cathal McGloin, Vice President, Mobile Platforms, Red Hat, said: “Mobile is increasingly finding its place as a catalyst for digital transformation in the enterprise as organisations seek to re-imagine and reinvigorate their business processes to more effectively engage their employees and customers.”

Telefónica, which does not break out the financial performance of its Business Solutions division, saw underlying sales increase 3.4 percent in the first quarter.

Juan Manuel Moreno, Telefónica Business Solutions’ Cloud Director, said: “Telefónica's decision to establish the Red Hat Mobile Application Platform as its reference platform for mobile development aligns with our strategy to deploy multitenant, multi-operator solutions based on open standards.

“Our aim is to help expand our ecosystem of application developers, enable them to reuse code and foster greater cooperation between Telefonica’s operators around the world.”

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