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Ufinet expands footprint in Brazil with NB Telecom acquisition

Ufinet first entered Brazil in 2019 with the purchase of São Paulo-based Netell Wholesale telecommunications company Ufinet has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in NB Telecom, a Rio de Janeiro-based carrier. According to Stefano Lorenzi, executive chairman at Ufinet, the company will expand NB Telecom’s network...

Claro Brasil’s 5G launch gets ‘head start’ with Ericsson Spectrum Sharing

Brazil's 3.5 GHz and the 26 GHz spectrum auction was delayed due to COVID-19 Ericsson and Claro Brasil are laying claim to the first 5G network in Latin America with the deployment of next-gen services being rolled out across 12 areas in Brazil ,in São Paulo and...

In Brazil, 5G on hold as spectrum auction is delayed

The delay in the 5G spectrum auction could cost Brazil billions Brazil is proving to be a popular destination for 5G equipment vendors. Both Ericsson and Nokia have demonstrated significant interest in the South American country, with the former announcing plans to invest $238.3 million...

Ruckus Networks deploying public Wi-Fi in high-traffic parts of São Paulo

Ruckus Networks plans to expand service to millions of Brazilians by the end of 2020 California-based wireless networking equipment and software company Ruckus Networks announced that its devices and technology will be used in Wi-Fi hotspots of Google Station in São Paulo, Brazil. The devices being...

Brazil bets on IoT for agribusiness, smart cities, health and industry

SÃO PAULO--The internet of things entered is firmly on the Brazilian government's agenda. With roughly a quarter of its GDP coming from agribusiness, Brazil wants to use the IoT in rural areas to improve its agricultural methods and get better results. The potential is...

Telefonica builds plataform for IoT, moves to LTE-Advanced

SÃO PAULO –“While we are celebrating 20 years in Brazil, we should prepare for the next 20 years, in a scenario where data traffic doubles annually. Therefore, we need to reinvent ourselves to become a digital telco, looking at digitalization, big data, cloud computing,...

TIM engaging startups to speed IoT, VoLTE adoption

SÃO PAULO--TIM Brazil, a subsidiary of Telecom Italia, is engaging with startups to speed up the adoption of internet of things solutions. The carrier will have a startup internally and will create a co-working space to invite external startups to team up. In a...

Vendors advise carriers to upgrade infrastructure eyeing 5G, IoT

SÃO PAULO--Network virtualization and upgrading BSS/OSS to make them ready to support the coming demands of 5G, including massive support for the internet of things, are important preparations carriers need to undertake as the next-generation network specification is developed. That was the primary message...

Oi CEO says bankruptcy deal crucial to carrier’s survival

SÃO PAULO--Oi is going to restructure its debt and move on, said CEO Marco Schroeder during his speech at Futurecom 2017. However, he highlighted to the members of the press, that to reach an agreement between shareholders and creditors is crucial for the survival...

Brazil readying for 5G with LTE Advanced Pro deployment

SÃO PAULO--America Movil’s Claro launched LTE Advanced Pro in Brazil as a strategy to get fast speeds and meet customer demand for more data traffic. The carrier is tapping three-channel carrier aggregation using the frequency 2.5 GHz, 1.8 GHz and 700 MHz bands where...

Video: Claro on 5G roadmap; ZTE, Qualcomm eye 2020 for 5G in Brazil

SÃO PAULO – America Movil's wireless unit in Brazil, Claro, held a "5G" technology demonstration at Futurecom 2016 with vendor partner Ericsson and using the 15 GHz frequency band. In a video interview with RCR Wireless News, Claro's engineering director André Sarcinelli explained the...

IoT projects focused on agriculture take root in Brazil

SÃO PAULO – The "internet of things" is still taking shape in Brazil, though some pilot projects are being conducted in the country. At Futurecom 2016, companies showcased some IoT applications of connecting sensors to improve management in agriculture and to measure electricity consumption, for...

Oi isn’t keen to sell assets in Brazil as it restructures

SÃO PAULO – Oi is not selling assets in Brazil as it continues to work on a restructuring plan, CEO Marco Norci Schroeder told journalists at the Futurecom event, held last week in São Paulo. “We don’t intend to sell assets in Brazil, but we...

A look at the progress of industrial IoT in Latin America

Increasing internet connectivity, just not for "things" The growth of the internet in Latin America has been swift in the past few years, due largely to the mobile network and smartphone boom in countries like Brazil, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, according to the Latin Post....

Celistics sees ‘enormous’ growth for Latin America

Celistics sees strong growth opportunities across Latin America BARCELONA, Spain – Despite an economic crisis countries in Latin America are facing, the telecommunications sector has a lot of growth potential, explained Jose Antonio Rios, CEO of Celistics, in a video interview with RCR Wireless News...

LatAm: Mexico sets AWS spectrum auction rules; Telefónica taps partners

Mexico telecom regulator Federal Institute of Telecommunications unveiled rules for an upcoming auction of spectrum in the 1700/2100 MHz AWS bands specifically geared toward the deployment of LTE networks. The regulator plans to auction 80 megahertz of spectrum, divided into eight national blocks, three of which...

LatAm: BSS/OSS expansion; Brazil sets auction prices for leftover spectrum

The expansion of operation support systems and business support systems implementation throughout Latin American was the topic of a recent video interview with Bob Titus, VP of global converged solutions at NetCracker Technology. Titus talked about what is driving the expansion, what carriers are...

LatAm: WhatsApp shaking up the Brazilian mobile market

The Brazilian mobile landscape is undergoing a transformation with the potential for heightened competition in the coming years. Driving the market shift is the reduction of a termination rate imposed by telecom regulator Anatel, which wants the discount applied to customers, plus the massive use...

Internet of Things adoption slow in Brazil

SÃO PAULO — The concept of smart cities comprises various "Internet of Things" solutions. Combined, IoT and smart cities can help facilitate citizens’ lives and make public administration more efficient. In Brazil, the adoption of IoT is still in the early phases, though at...

LatAm: Colombia promises spectrum plan; DAS projects get bigger in Brazil

The Colombian Ministry of Information Technology and Communications and the National Spectrum Agency (ANE, in Spanish) expect to present a spectrum policy plan to meet growing consumer demand for mobile services. The spectrum policy is expected to tackle projected needs for the mobile space...

OTT battles, broadband expansion, consolidation kickoff Futurecom

SÃO PAULO – The battle between over-the-top players and telecom carriers, along with the increases in and expansion of broadband accesses, the role of 4G and telecom market consolidation were highlights at the opening of this week's Futurecom event held in São Paulo. Brazil's communications minister,...

Brazil and Cisco prep ICT infrastructure for 2016 Rio Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro is set to host its first Olympic Games next year. From an information technology and telecommunications perspective, sponsors are responsible for implementing the infrastructure needed for the games, as well as provide connectivity at all 38 competition venues across...

Colombia wants MVNOs; Android dominates in Brazil

CRC resolves to attract more MVNOs to Colombia Colombia's Communications Regulation Commission issued a resolution that facilitates the entry of mobile virtual network operators to the country's telecom market. The goal is to provide an attractive setting for the entry of new operators and the development...

LatAm: Sponsored data projects get started in Brazil

It has been a while since Qualcomm, the world’s largest mobile phone chipmaker, began to work with the Brazilian government and local companies to develop a 1-800 system for mobile data. The sponsored data enables mobile device users – even those on prepaid phones with...

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