Latest Telecoms News about Brazil

NFC Based Mobile Payments to Start Shortly in Sao Paulo

  Within the next few months, Brazilians will be able to use their smartphones to carry out contactless payment transactions when shopping....

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Is Brazil Mobile-Ready for FIFA World Cup?

  With 136% mobile penetration - 276 million subscribers - and not enough base transceiver stations (BTS) to accommodate the load, mobile communications in Brazil are slow, around 1.4 Mbps on average....

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Fitch Puts Oi and Portugal Telecom on Ratings Watch Ahead of Merger

  Fitch Ratings has put both Brazil's Oi and Portugal's Portugal Telecom on watch for a possible debt ratings downgrade ahead of their planned merger....

Related Tags: portugal-telecom, oi


Brazil to Deploy Submarine Line to Europe to Bypass US Telecoms Networks

  The Brazilian government is to support the deployment of a dedicated submarine cable link with Europe in order to reduce the amount of internet traffic is routed through the USA....

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Windows Phone Overtakes Apple Sales in Brazil

  Sales of smartphones running on Microsoft's Windows Phone OS overtook Apple in the final quarter of last year -- in Brazil....

Related Tags: windows-phone, apple-iphone


New Report Demonstrates That LTE And Television Services Can Coexist In Brazil

  Last October, Brazilian regulator ANATEL decided to allocate the Digital Dividend to mobile and adopt the Asia Pacific (APT) 700MHz band plan, which would free up the spectrum band for new LTE mobile services....

Related Tags: anatel, gsma, lte, digital-dividend


Increased Pressure on Telecom Italia to Normalise its Shareholding Structure

  Telecom Italia's CEO is throwing his weight behind plans that could see Telefonica's influence over the Italian firm sharply reduced....

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Brazilian Regulator Throws Spanner at Oi/Portugal Telecom Merger

  The planned merger of two of Brazil's telecoms networks may be held up after the stock market regulator blocked the two largest shareholders from setting the price of their network assets....

Related Tags: oi, portugal-telecom


Nextel to Rent Capacity from Telefonica in Brazil and Mexico

  NII Holdings has signed a national roaming agreement with Telefonica in Mexico and Brazil, expanding the range of its Nextel-branded services....

Related Tags: nii-holdings, telefonica


Telecom Italia Directors Looking to Spoil Telefonica's Influence

  A number of Telecom Italia's independent directors are reportedly preparing a plan to make it harder for Telefonica to force the Italian company into selling its Brazilian subsidiary....

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