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LatAm Wrap-Up: Cisco launches innovation center in Brazil; region’s spectrum shortfall

LatAm Wrap-Up: Cisco launches innovation center in Brazil; region’s spectrum shortfall

Cisco has opened a center of innovation in Rio de Janeiro. The center will integrate Cisco’s portfolio with technology from local players to create solutions that meet the needs of the Brazilian market. During the ceremony, Robert Lloyd, Cisco’s president for development and sales, highlighted the company’s vision for the next wave of innovation: the [...]

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Reality Check: Mobile apps changing enterprise IT landscape

Reality Check: Mobile apps changing enterprise IT landscape

Recent shifts in how companies are buying customer relationship management software illustrate the speed with which mobile apps are changing the enterprise IT landscape. Increasingly, many enterprises see mobile- and cloud-based CRM apps playing a

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LatAm Wrap-Up: NSA espionage in Brazil; TIM launches LTE in São Paulo

LatAm Wrap-Up: NSA espionage in Brazil; TIM launches LTE in São Paulo

The U.S. espionage scandal has touched Brazil. Citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden, Brazilian newspaper O Globo reported that the United States maintained a satellite spy base in Brazil, the only one in Latin America, until at least 2002. The article, which was published on July 8, was co-written by Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first [...]

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Analyst Angle: Colombia’s new ’4G’ entrants responded to government efforts to foster competition

Analyst Angle: Colombia’s new ’4G’ entrants responded to government efforts to foster competition

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. After many delays, the long-awaited “4G” auction in Colombia took place in June. A total of seven frequency blocks were auctioned: three in the AWS (1.7/2.1 [...]

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LatAm Wrap-Up: 5 carriers receive LTE licenses in Colombia; Telefónica to promote WP8

LatAm Wrap-Up: 5 carriers receive LTE licenses in Colombia; Telefónica to promote WP8

Five telecom operators have been granted licenses to deploy LTE services in Colombia. The Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) awarded five LTE licences for a total of $401 million. Avantel, ETB/Tigo and Movistar were awarded frequency bands in the 1.7/2.1 GHz (AWS—advanced wireless services) while Claro and DirecTV received spectrum in the 2.5 [...]

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Analyst Angle: LTE interest high in Latin America; spectrum, business case challenges remain

Analyst Angle: LTE interest high in Latin America; spectrum, business case challenges remain

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Analyst Angle section. We’ve collected a group of the industry’s leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry. What’s happening? The increasing interest in “4G” technology in Latin America was clearly seen at Informa Telecoms & Media’s LTE Latin America 2013 event in [...]

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Reality Check: Opportunities and challenges of mobility, cloud computing and social media

Reality Check: Opportunities and challenges of mobility, cloud computing and social media

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. A new trinity is on the rise: Mobility, cloud computing and social media are set to become inextricably linked over the next few years, presenting both threats and considerable opportunities [...]

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Analyst Angle: Non-linear pay-TV services will be the next challenge in Brazil

Analyst Angle: Non-linear pay-TV services will be the next challenge in Brazil

The Brazilian pay-TV services market has been growing at an annual rate of over 30% in terms of subscribers in the past two years. This comes from the low penetration of the service

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Reality Check: M2M will be the next revolution

Reality Check: M2M will be the next revolution

Spend a week in Barcelona, Spain, at the Mobile World Congress event, and you will come back home with a lot of intriguing ideas. You can be overwhelmed by the plethora of new, elegant, sleek tablets, smartphones and the like,

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Reality Check: Designing for the multi-platform, mobile consumer

Reality Check: Designing for the multi-platform, mobile consumer

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We’ve gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. Although the recent Pew Research Center study, entitled The Explosion in Mobile Audiences and a Close Look at What It Means for News, is specific to how people access news today, many [...]

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