Telecoms news from Bolivia
Telecom Italia has received a payment of US$100 million in compensation for the expropriation of its 50% stake in Bolivian mobile network, Entel Bolivia. ...more.
Bolivia's president said Thursday that the Andean nation will proceed with or without a foreign partner and begin manufacturing lithium batteries. He said it will invest about $900 million and start production in 2014. ...more.
The arrival of 3G services in Bolivia will be a catalyst for data services growth, a promising development for operators as voice revenue comes under pressure, ...more.
The Bolivian market shows the greatest growth potential for the deployment of new 3G networks by the established operators, ...more.
Airspan Networks has been selected by Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones Sucre (COTES) for a multi-phase Bolivian WiMAX deployment. ...more.
Airspan Networks says that Bolivian communications provider, Cooperativa de Teléfonos Automáticos Santa Cruz De La Sierra Limitada (COTAS) has commissioned it to supply 3.5 GHz WiMAX infrastructure covering major cities in Bolivia. ...more.
To Bolivia's president, it's the great silvery-white hope. Lithium, the lightest metal. Half the density of water. Used in cell phone, laptop and iPod batteries, and in the years to come, many thousands of electric and hybrid vehicles propelling humanity into a cleaner energy future. ...more.
Millicom International Cellular has launched 3G services in Guatemala, Honduras and as previously reported, Bolivia. ...more.
Bolivian mobile operator, Telecel operating under the brand name Tigo, has launched 3G services in the country. The service has been launched in several cities in the regions of Santa Cruz, La Paz and Cochabamba. ...more.
Bolivia's Nuevatel PCS - which operates under the VIVA brand name, and Alcatel-Lucent have announced the launch of a commercial WiMAX rev-e network in Bolivia, based on the WiMAX 802.16e-2005 standard. ...more.
Bolivian operator, Viva has launched electronic top-ups for its PrePay customers throughout the country - in cooperation with mobile payments provider, MoreMagic Solutions. ...more.
President Evo Morales said Thursday that he is nationalizing the leading Bolivian telecom company and will return four foreign-owned gas companies to state control. ...more.
Alcatel-Lucent has been awarded a contract by Bolivia's Entel to deploy the first commercial WiMAX Rev-e (802.16e-2005 standard) network in the country. ...more.
Bolivian mobile operator NuevaTel, which operates under the Viva brand, expects to expand its customer base by 50% in 2008, the company's VP for marketing Diego GutiÃÂ©rrez told BNamericas. ...more.
Bolivia's tax regulator STG has confirmed government tax agency SIN's allegations that fixed line incumbent Entel owes the state 221mn bolivianos (US$28.9mn) in tax payments, newswire EFE reported. ...more.
Bolivia's government aims to finance and build 5,000 public telecenters in rural areas by September 2008, local newspaper El Mundo reported the head of telecoms regulator Sittel, Cliford Paravicini as saying. ...more.
Representatives of telecoms firms in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua are meeting to discuss the legal aspects of creating a telecoms firm to serve their markets, Andean newspapers reported. ...more.
Bolivia's largest telco Entel officially began the second phase of its rural connectivity program Telefonia Movil Rural (TMR), local newspaper Opinion reported ...more.
Bolivia's government has asked the World Bank's International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to reject a plea for arbitration filed by Telecom Italia subsidiary Euro Telecom International, regional news portal Terra reported. ...more.