Telecoms news from Brazil
Brazilian mobile network operator, Oi has deployed the Aptilo Service Management Platform for Wi-Fi offloading of Oi's fixed broadband and mobile customers. ...more.
Mobile network monitoring software vendor, CommProve has announced the winning of an LTE network monitoring expansion contract in South America with TIM Brasil ...more.
Telefonica has announced that Brazil is now its largest market in terms of revenue, overtaking its Spanish home market for the first time. ...more.
Survey findings released today from a study conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of SAP highlight that almost 30 percent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) agree that smart cities would be the most beneficial outcome of deployment of M2M technologies. ...more.
Ericsson's factory in Brazil is now running at full capacity and is expected to carry on doing do for the remainder of this year at least, thanks to booming demand for mobile broadbands services in the region. ...more.
Flextronics says that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and has assumed the management and operation of the Jaguariuna, Brazil facility from Motorola Mobility. ...more.
TIM Brasil has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to deploy an LTE network layer on top of the operator's existing 2G and 3G networks in the 2.6 GHz frequency band. ...more.
Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) is to provide PayPal and Brazilian network operator Vivo with a mobile payment solution that allows their customers with prepaid accounts to top up their credit directly on their cellphone using PayPal. ...more.
French conglomerate, Vivendi has cancelled the sale of its Brazilian subsidiary, GVT after the highest bidder pulled out from the talks. ...more.
Motorola Mobility has shown off two Android based smarphones that it said will go on sale initially in Brazil. ...more.
Apple is reportedly close to settling its trademark dispute in Brazil with IGB Eletronica, who not only own the iPhone trademark, but also sell an Android based smartphone under the iPhone name. ...more.
Comba Telecom says that it has been awarded a number of projects to supply wireless distributed antenna systems (DAS) at stadiums hosting the 2013 Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup football tournaments to be held in Brazil. ...more.
Brazil's steady economy and major sporting events have built confidence for medium- and long-term infrastructure investments. This will have a positive effect on Brazil's unified communications and collaboration (UCC) solutions market. ...more.
Airspan Networks says that it has started the deployment of a 2.6 GHz TD-LTE network with Brazilian Telco ON in Sao Paulo state using its Air4G small cell. ...more.
In three of the high-growth BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) markets, using multiple mobile devices is becoming the new norm. ...more.
The revision of the Rating Outlook to Negative reflects Fitch's concerns the company may not meet its financial targets going forward given the current high leverage and competitive environment. ...more.
A Brazilian consumer electronics firm, Gradiente SA has started sales of its own iPhone branded smartphone after it won a court case securing ownership of the brandname in the country. ...more.
USA based SBA Communications has launched operations in Brazil and on December 20, 2012, acquired 800 freestanding wireless towers from an unnamed local wireless network. ...more.
Opera Software has announced a partnership with TIM Brazil to launch the TIM App Shop, which brings offers a collection of mobile applications. ...more.
NII Holdings -- which operates Nextel branded services in Latin America -- has announced the immediate departure of Sergio Borges Chaia, the President of the Company's Brazilian subsidiary, Nextel Brazil. ...more.