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Frost & Sullivan: 2013 won’t be the year for NFC in Latin America

This won't be the year that near field communication (NFC) takes off in Latin America, since short message service (SMS) solutions are likely to see increased adoption. Although Frost & Sullivan chose mobile payments as one of the region's telecom trends for 2013, Renato...

CES 2013: tablets, smartphones to drive electronic industry sales in 2013

Tablets and smartphones are expected to continue to drive electronic product revenues in 2013 as they did in 2012. According to 2012 provisional global tech device sales revenue released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013), tablets...

Telecom services represents largest share of global ICT spending

Global telecom services continues to be the largest portion of IT spending. Gartner, Inc. forecasts that of the estimated U.S.$3.7 trillion in total worldwide IT spending in 2013, telecommunications services are expected to represent U.S.$1.701 trillion, a rise of 2.4% over the U.S.$1.661 trillion in 2012. However,...

Reality Check: 2013 telecom trends in Latin America

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. For Brazil, 2012 marked another year of amazingly rapid change for both consumers and service providers as the full force...

Gartner Symposium: 10 technology trends to watch

Organizational entrenchment and disruptions; software networks; bigger data and storage; hybrid cloud services; client and server architectures; the Internet of things; IT/OT and appliance madness; operational complexity; virtual data center; and IT demand—these are the top technology trends people need to watch, according to...

Analytics, business intelligence top Latin America CIO priorities

Analytics and business intelligence solutions are back at the top of Latin American CIOs’ list of priorities. Last year, this topic was ranked fifth, but over the previous six years it was the first priority. This aligns with the worldwide trend, since globally it...

Michio Kaku: In the future, computers will disappear; cloud will be everywhere

"By 2020, there will be chips everywhere because chips will cost a penny. After 2020, it will be the post-silicon era, with quantum computing." This is how theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku opened his speech on the last day of Andicom (check out all...

Latin American telecom market to reach $200B this year

Mobility, cloud computing, big data and social networks are driving telecom growth worldwide. “None of these trends would exist without telecommunications infrastructure and services,” said Diego Anesini, IDC’s telecom manager, during a press conference in São Paulo yesterday. IDC forecasts that the Latin American...

Report: Data centers to drive global optical network market to $20B by 2017

Sales of optical networking equipment could reach $20 billion by 2017, a 5% compound annual growth rate, driven by new data center demands, said Ovum. The firm forecasts that Latin America will be the highest growth region, boosted by network modernization efforts to enhance...

IDC forecasts 2.5 million tablet sales in Brazil this year

The Brazilian market for tablets was warm during the first quarter of 2012. According to IDC, 370,000 tablet units were sold in this period. The advisory firm predicts that by the end of this year, 2.5 million tablets will be sold, which means a growth...

Orange Business Services eyes services to boost growth

It has been more than a year since Orange Business Services decided on a new go-to market strategy. The company, which is a unit of France Telecom, is looking to increase its service’s share. The French enterprise is aiming to become a leader  in...

Hurricane Party hopes to blow users away with Forecast app

If you grew up on the West Coast, you may or may not have heard the term "hurricane party" before – it's a multi-day party held during a hurricane, where guests bring sleeping bags, radios, food and other hurricane supplies. Of course in the chaos...

RIM sees falling shipments, misses earnings forecast

RIM's continued slowdown was laid bare in the company's quarterly earnings call yesterday, where the Canadian smartphone maker dished out their latest figures, which included lower-than-expected revenue, and bad news for those looking for a 4G Playbook.

Telefonica Forecasts Sales Growth Through 2013, Plans $39 Billion Spending

Bloomberg | April 13, 2011 | Manuel Baigorri Telefonica SA (TEF), Spain’s former phone monopoly, forecast revenue growth of at least 1 percent annually through 2013 and budgeted as much as 27 billion euros ($39 billion) in spending as part of its Latin American push. Group sales...

Gartner says iOS will rule tablet market for next four years

Funny things, analyst forecasts. The short-term ones tend to be fairly accurate, but the long-term predictions often fall entirely flat. That's not the fault of the analysts, it's due to the inherent unpredictability of mobile and technology markets. Nobody saw Android's success coming, just as nobody thought poor old Nokia Corp. would be in the sorry state they are today ten years ago.

Telefónica forecasts a future of growth shaped by innovative companies able to transform their businesses

Telefonica | April 4, 2011 | Press Release Potential: The ICT industry is an innovative growth sector creating an array of new opportunities for other sectors and industries • New habits: The coming years will see a double-digit increase in the number of users of social...

Research and Markets: Brazil Telecommunications Report Q1 2011

Research and Markets | March 7, 2011 | Press Release DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/51dfb5/brazil_telecommuni) has announced the addition of the "Brazil Telecommunications Report Q1 2011" report to their offering. Brazil Telecommunications Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, telecommunication associations, government departments and regulatory...

Up to 400mn subscribers to own smartphone in next 5 years – América Móvil – Regional

Business News Americas | February 15, 2011 | Patrick Nixon As many as 400mn Latin Americans will have a smartphone in the next five years, as the boom in mobile data traffic use drives down the cost of these devices, América Móvil (NYSE: AMX) chief...

Yankee Group forecasts global mobile transaction value will near $1 Trillion by 2014

Yankee Group | February 14, 2011 | Press Release Still, fewer than 10 percent of consumers are willing to pay extra for mobile transaction services. Barcelona, Spain -- Mobile World Congress Feb 14, 2011 - Yankee Group research shows that while mobile transaction usage is growing,...

Docomo: Smartphone sales may touch 2 mn

Times of India | January 13, 2011 TOKYO: Japan's top mobile operator, NTT Docomo, is likely to boast two million smartphone contracts by the end of March, compared with a forecast of 1.3 million, an executive said in an interview. Senior executive vice president Kiyoyuki Tsujimura...

Fitch: Stable credit outlook for Latin America Telecom and Media

Business Wire | January 4, 2011 | Press Release BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fitch Ratings expects the Rating Outlook for Latin America telecom and media companies to be Stable during 2011. The sector continues to be one ...

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