Breaking The iOS And Android Duopoly: Telefónica’s Jacques Chicourel On The Future Of Firefox OS

Nick Summers | TNW | August 19, 2013

Jacques Chicourel is the Innovation Manager of Telefónica Digital, spearheading the carrier’s work across e-health, financial services and Mozilla’s new Firefox OS platform. He’s but one of a cracking bunch of speakers presenting at TNW Conference Latin America this year, which takes place on August 28-29 in the rather beautiful São Paulo, Brazil.

Telefónica Digital has given Firefox OS some significant support in Latin America and parts of Europe, offering both the Alcatel One Touch Fire and ZTE Open to subscribers. We caught up with Chicourel to ask what why the platform is so well-suited to these markets.

TNW: How do you see Firefox OS as a platform? Does it do enough differently to stand apart from some of its competitors?