Telecoms news from Colombia
The Colombian government has received six applications for the country's forthcoming 4G license auction. ...more.
Spain's Telefonica has denied recent reports that it is looking to sell a stake in its Colombian subsidiary as part of its debt-cutting programme. ...more.
Mexico based America Movil has acknowledged for the first time that the country's planned telecoms reforms could hurt the company's business. ...more.
Colombia's telecoms regulator and the ICT Ministry have jointly announced plans for a 4G license auction. ...more.
Millicom has announced that it is in merger talks that could see its Colombian subsidiary merged with the landline networks of their joint-shareholder in the country. ...more.
Virgin Mobile's new Colombian MVNO has secured a US$14 million investment from the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. ...more.
Colombia Movil -- an affiliate of Millicom International -- has renewed its license for another 10 years (up until February 2023). ...more.
America Movil would increase its network investments in Colombia, but only if a regulatory decision barring it from the country's forthcoming 4G spectrum auctions is reversed. ...more.
O3b Networks today announced a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement with Skynet Colombia to provide high-speed satellite-delivered internet connectivity to the Colombian Amazonas region. ...more.
The Colombian bank, Banagrícola has bought a 70% stake in the local MVNO, UFF! Mobile for approximately US$11.5 million. ...more.
Spain's Telefonica says that it has cut its debt by more than originally expected following the merger of two Colombian based subsidiaries. ...more.
ZTE has entered an agreement to provide managed services to Colombian mobile operator Comcel. The deal will make ZTE the largest managed services provider in the country. ...more.
Telefonica has agreed to merge its Colombian subsidiary with a landline operator in a move which helps to cut the group's debt by around US$1.7 billion. ...more.
Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has confirmed that it will launch an MVNO service in Colombia in 2012. ...more.
Non-computer devices (including mobile phones, tablets, and other connected devices) accounted for an average of 2.6 percent of all web browsing activity across the 10 Latin American markets, according to comScore. ...more.
Huawei says that it will deploy its first LTE network in South America -- for UNE Colombia. ...more.
Colombian mobile network, UNE says that it has awarded contracts to Huawei and Ericsson to deploy a LTE network. ...more.
Colombia's national broadband plan and smartphone adoption will provide a platform for data growth through 2016, ...more.
Millicom International Cellular has announced the sale of up to 2,126 towers owned by its Colombian subsidiary, Colombia Movil to American Tower for US$182 million in cash. ...more.
MVNOs in Latin America are expected to generate revenues in excess of US$140 million by 2015, with Colombia and Venezuela leading the region, reports Signals Telecom Consulting. ...more.