Telefônica Vivo

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Not to be confused with Vivo Mobile, a Chinese smartphone company.
Telefônica Brasil S.A.
Telefônica Vivo Telecomunicações
Sociedade Anônima
Traded as BM&F BovespaVIVT3, VIVT4
Industry Telecomunications
Predecessor TELESP
Founded 1998
Headquarters São Paulo, Brazil
Key people
Amos Genish, (CEO)
Products Fixed line, Mobile telecommunications, Internet services, Cable television
Revenue Increase US$ 16.6 billion (2013)[1]
Increase US$ 2.4 billion (2013) [2]
Number of employees
Parent Telefónica
Subsidiaries GVT

Telefônica Brasil trading as Vivo at the consumer level, and as Telefônica Vivo at the corporate level, is a Brazilian telecommunications group, subsidiary of Spanish Telefónica. It was originally formed as part of Telebrás, the state-owned telecom monopoly at the time. In 1998, Telebrás was demerged and privatized, with Telefónica taking Telesp, and rebranding it to Telefónica. The group has a participation of 15% in its revenues in the world and currently the company has more than 90 million of customers.

In 2010, Telefónica acquired the shares of Vivo that belonged to Portugal Telecom, and transferred control of the company to Telefônica-Vivo, its subsidiary in Brazil. In 2012 the company's services began to be marketed under the Vivo brand, its services, such as internet access, cable and satellite television, fixed and mobile telecommunications, among others, were integrated in this brand, launched in 2003 for the Telefónica-Portugal Telecom mobile telecommunications joint venture.


  • Vivo - main brand for its telecom services
  • Terra - web portal
  • TGestiona - corporate services
  • GVT

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2] Telefônica Brasil R$2.4 billion or US$ 1.5 Billion 2010 end fiscal year net income

External links[edit]