Latin America

Latin America telecommunications news, articles, white papers and case studies.
Oi selling towers to NK 108 for BRL1.7B

Oi selling towers to NK 108 for BRL1.7B

In a statement to shareholders, Brazil’s Oi has confirmed that it has agreed to sell some of its tower infrastructure to NK 108 Empreendimentos e Participacoes (NK 108) for BRL1.697 billion (USD324.6 million).
Ericsson expands automation, cloud computing research in LATAM

Ericsson expands automation, cloud computing research in LATAM

Ericsson announced it will operate a key global research site in Brazil in collaboration with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the Sao Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP), a move to advance research in cloud computing and AI automated networks by 2030 in Latin...
Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

Ericsson launches 5G growth report for emerging markets

A report from Analysys Mason commissioned by Ericsson highlighted the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits from 5G connectivity in 15 emerging markets, stating these countries could see GDP growth between 0.3% and 0.46% through 2035.
SES helps Claro expand coverage of the Amazon

SES helps Claro expand coverage of the Amazon

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year capacity renewal deal with operator Claro Brasil, through Embratel, its corporate solutions division, to enable the delivery of enhanced 4G/5G-ready services via its O3b mPOWER network, SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) communications...
Chilean spectrum decision delights GSMA but distresses DSA

Chilean spectrum decision delights GSMA but distresses DSA

A lively debate has opened up over Chilean regulator Subtel’s decision to reduce the amount of spectrum it had originally earmarked for Wi-Fi, delighting mobile industry group the GSMA but upsetting Wi-Fi proponents like the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), which promotes and showcases the...
Claro, TIM, Vivo signals arbitration against Oi

Claro, TIM, Vivo hints at arbitration against Oi

Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Claro and TIM have signalled intentions to launch court proceedings against bankrupt rival Oi, for allegedly breaching contractual terms of the deal for Oi’s mobile assets, reported CommsUpdate.
Silicon Labs plans to triple India office headcount

Silicon Labs plans to triple India office headcount

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the official inauguration of its new office in Hyderabad, wireless technology company Silicon Labs has told local media that it plans to take its India office headcount to 1,500 professionals by 2025.
Plintron brings MVNA offering to Chile

Plintron brings MVNA offering to Chile

Plintron, which describes itself as the world's largest multi-country mobile virtual network aggregator / enabler (MVNA / MVNE) with a client base in six continents, has announced plans to launch its services in Chile this year, enabling Chilean brands to offer mobile services.
Telmex offer rejected by workers union

Telmex offer rejected by workers union

Mexico’s telecoms workers union rejected the latest proposals offered by operator Telmex to resolve strike action, potentially continuing the long-running industrial action against the operator, reported Reuters.

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