Telecoms news from Peru
Latin America's NII Holdings (Nextel) has announced a deal to sell its Peruvian operations to Chile's Entel for approximately $400 million. ...more.
Latin American mobile network operator, NII Holdings (Nextel) saw its shares jumped momentarily by a quarter yesterday on reports that it is in talks to sell its Peruvian subsidiary. ...more.
Telefonica's Peruvian subsidiary has secured an agreement to extend its mobile operator license for a shade under 19 years. ...more.
The rating on Telecel and its notes is supported by the company's status as the top mobile operator in the country, with an estimated 56% market share; track record of strong and resilient growth despite changes in government; ...more.
Imports of mobile phones into Peru in the first nine months of this year rose by 24% compared to the previous year - reaching US$544 million. ...more.
ZTE has won a national 2G/3G wireless network project in Peru with mobile operator Viettel. During the first phase of the project, ZTE will build more than 2000 base-stations. ...more.
Broadband penetration in Peru is expected to double from 4.7 percent in 2011 to 9.3 percent in 2016, driven by the government's national broadband plan to bring Internet connectivity via fiber-optic cables to isolated regions, ...more.
USA-based VelaTel Global Communications (previously ChinaTel Group) has announced that its Peru based GO MOVIL wireless broadband access network went "live" today in all eight cities where it holds licenses. ...more.
The Vietnamese company Viettel Group is to provide fixed mobile services in Peru through an award in which it undertook to provide free Internet services to more than four thousand schools. ...more.
Claro Peru has become the fifth subsidiary of the America Movil group to launch Claro Messenger, a mobile IM service powered by Synchronica's hosted instant messaging and presence service (IMPS) platform ...more.
Due to low penetration rates, an expanding economy, deploying 3G networks, and declining smartphone prices, mobile data revenue is expected to triple over the next five years in Peru, ...more.
Peru's telecoms regulator, Osiptel has warned that as many as one million phone customers would have had their phones cut off overnight as a SIM registration deadline passed. ...more.
China's ZTE has won a contract from ChinaTel Group subsidiary, Perusat for a deployment of a wireless broadband telecommunications network in Peru. ...more.
Huawei has announced the deployment of its ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture)-based CDMA mobile softswitch solution in Peru. ...more.
American Tower's Peruvian subsidiary, ATC Sitios del Peru, today announced that it has launched operations in Peru, where it recently entered into agreements to purchase up to 468 wireless communication tower sites from Telefonica del Peru. ...more.
Wireless operator America Movil and fixed-line company Telmex Internacional - both controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim - plan to make $880 million in infrastructure investments in Peru through 2012, the head of America Movil's Peruvian unit, Humberto Chavez, said. ...more.
Telefonica is planning to roll out a push-to-talk service in its Latin American markets after signing a supply agreement with Conectel-Kodiak. ...more.
Nextel International has awarded a contract to Astellia to monitor its networks in selected Latin American markets. ...more.
After a 2001 malaria outbreak, the Peruvian military began a health project to let doctors in remote areas send a text alert if they find a suspect case of a particular disease. ...more.
NII Holdings, the iDEN operator with subsidiaries in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru has reported Q1 numbers. These show a 3% year-on-year drop in revenues to $961m and a 14% decline in EBITDA, to $245m. ...more.