Telecoms news from Argentina
Telefonica Argentina is deploying an Alcatel-Lucent supplied platform to monitor Android device performance on its mobile network. ...more.
Telecom Argentina's CEO, Mr. Franco Bertone is to leave the company to take up new roles at its controlling shareholder, Telecom Italia. ...more.
Argentina's three main mobile networks, Movistar, Claro and Personal have submitted plans to the government to offer mobile TV services, over the DTT platform. ...more.
Digital media consumption via connected devices (including mobile phones, tablets, etc.) accounted for 2.1 percent of all Internet page views in Argentina during March 2012, according to comScore. ...more.
Mobile content distributor, Mobile Streams has announced that its USA based Chief Financial Officer, Gabriel Margent is to resign - and will leave at the end of this week. ...more.
Mobile content distributor, Mobile Streams says that it has received bonus payments from its Argentinean subsidiary after it met financial performance targets. ...more.
Telefonica has announced that it is closing its own-branded App Stores in Germany, Spain and Argentina at the end of this month. ...more.
There is a story being circulated that Argentina has banned the import of Apple iPhones and BlackBerry smartphones, ostensibly due to their impact on currency rates. ...more.
Telcordia has confirmed that it has been selected to manage mobile number portability (MNP) in Argentina. ...more.
Fitch said that Telecom Argentina's rating upgrades and Stable Outlook reflects the company's continued strong operating performance driven by the mobile segment, expectation of low leverage and the end of judicial actions between shareholders, which eliminate any uncertainty related to this. ...more.
Latin American mobile network operator, America Movil is planning to invest US$1 billion in its Argentinean subsidiary, Claro Argentina by the end of the year, the local government has announced. ...more.
Telecom Argentina has announced that its first-quarter net income jumped by 53% to P$628 million (US$153.5 million) due to a higher OPBDA and lower financial charges. ...more.
Value Added Services (VAS) currently represents a major portion of Argentinean operators' revenues (37%), and demonstrated that these services are increasing ARPU at a time when voice service usage is dropping worldwide. ...more.
Demand for lower-cost mobile broadband services will shape telecom competition in Argentina over the next five years, as operators look for new ways to retain customers in a market that has reached the saturation point in terms of subscriber counts, ...more.
The Argentinian government is clamping down on mobile phone imports in order to boost demand for locally produced handsets, in a move which predominantly affects BlackBerry and Apple smartphones. ...more.
Japan's NEC has announced its participation in an LTE field trial with Telefonica Moviles Argentina, the largest mobile carrier in Argentina, and a subsidiary of Spain's Telefonica. ...more.
Telecom Italia has announced the settlement of a long running dispute in Argentina, and will be increasing its holding in Sofora Telecomunicaciones - the holding company which controls Telecom Argentina - from 50% to 58% of the company's capital. ...more.
Mapping and navigation provider, NAVTEQ has acquired NAVKEY, a provider of digital map data for the Personal Navigation Device (PND) market in Argentina. ...more.
Argentine orders closure of Internet provider to 1 million customers in antimonopoly campaign ...more.
Telecom Italia is seeking permission from the Argentinean government to increase its stake in Telecom Argentina after reaching a deal that settles the long running dispute with the Werthein Group. ...more.