Archive for the ‘Telecommunications’ Category

Algar Telecom in Brazil selects TOA Technologies’ ETAdirect as a part of its new field service operations strategy

Comments Off | 10-17-2013

Algar Telecom, a quad-play telecommunications provider in Uberlandia, Brazil, saw an opportunity: if it could centrally manage its mobile workforce, the company could more holistically view and improve its field operations. And, just as importantly, this centralization could also help the company improve the quality of service it provides to [...]

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Telebras Completes Telecommunications Network for the Confederations Cup

Comments Off | 05-15-2013

Telebras has completed the fiber-optic rings in the Northeast and Southeast of Brazil, expanding its telecommunications network by over 8,900 kilometers. In doing so, the company’s backbone extends 25,000 km across the country. The metropolitan areas of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Vitória and Belo Horizonte have now become part of the Telebras national network.
The [...]

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British Telecommunications announces investments for further expansion in Latin America

Comments Off | 10-5-2011

British Telecommunications Plc (BT) announced a series of investments aimed at doubling its business in key Latin American countries over the next three years.
By recruiting 250 new staff, increasing its professional services capabilities, opening new centers of excellence and implementing a wide range of network and customer service improvements, BT will better support global customers [...]

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NII Holdings Inc. launches new brand as part of regional Latin America strategy

Comments Off | 09-20-2011

US based NII Holdings, Inc., a differentiated provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, Tuesday announced the launch of a new brand identity across the region, which includes a new logo, tagline and graphic design.
The new logo will unify the brand identity and enhance brand recognition across all five [...]

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Japan’s Hitachi Kokusai Electric to acquire Brazilian broadcast transmitter manufacturer Linear Equipamentos

Comments Off | 08-29-2011

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. has reached an agreement with the Brazilian broadcast transmitter manufacturer Linear Equipamentos Eletrônicos S/A to acquire a majority of Linear’s shares by early October 2011.
Hitachi has purposed the investment towards developing a terrestrial digital broadcasting equipment business in South America. Negotiations are proceeding, with both parties targeting the conclusion of a [...]

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Telecom Italia Group reinforces its presence in Brazil with acquisition of Aes Atimus

Comments Off | 07-9-2011

TIM Participações S.A., through its subsidiary TIM Celular S.A., Thursday signed an agreement for the acquisition of AES Atimus Group (in effect 100% of Eletropaulo Telecomunicacões Ltda and AES Communications Rio de Janeiro S.A.) from Companhia Brasiliana de Energia.
The group is a telecommunications infrastructure operator in the states of San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, [...]

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America Movil SA to invest $1.2 billion its Brazilian mobile phone unit Claro

Comments Off | 06-21-2011

Valor Economico Friday reported that Mexico’s America Movil SA plans to invest 1.9 billion Brazilian reais ($1.2 billion) in its Brazilian mobile phone unit, Claro, in 2011, in a move aimed at enabling the Brazilian unit maintain its market share.
According to Economico, in recent months, TIM Participacoes SA, the local unit of Telecom Italia has [...]

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América Móvil in agreement with GE Satellite Holdings LLC to acquire 20% of StarOne SA

Comments Off | 04-23-2011

America Movil announced Thursday it has entered into a stock purchase agreement with GE Satellite Holdings LLC and its affiliates, to acquire 20% of the shares representing the capital stock of StarOne S.A.
StarOne is a Brazilian company that provides satellite services in Brazil. Empresa Brasileira de Telecomunicações S.A. (Embratel), subsidiary of AMX, currently owns the [...]

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Portugal Telecom picks up bigger stake that previously planned in Brazil’s Oi

Comments Off | 03-31-2011

Portugal Telecom has acquired a 25.3 per cent of Brazilian carrier Telemar Norte Leste SA or Oi. The transaction was for a consideration of 8.32 billion reais, about US$5 billion, and gives the Portuguese firm a bigger stake than it had originally planned to acquire. The purchase comes as the finalization of a long standing [...]

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Spanish telecom giant Telefonica plans US$14.7 billion investment in Brazil through 2014

Comments Off | 03-25-2011

Telefonica, Spain’s largest telecoms operator, is mulling the investment of an estimated 24.3 billion reais, approximately US$14.7 billion, in Brazil between 2011 and 2014. The investment plans were revealed by Telefonica’s CEO Cesar Alierta, during a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
In a statement Wednesday, Telefonica reiterated that the amount represents a 52 per cent [...]

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