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Ericsson expands millimeter wave 5G testing

In Argentina Movistar tests 5G in 28 GHz band Continuing to work with global operators to test 5G networking technologies, Ericsson is working with Argentinian operator Movistar to understand 5G propagation characteristics in the 28 GHz millimeter wave frequency band. Based on a test conducted in...

CTO: Telefonica plans to launch 5G in the U.K. by 2020, 2021

The Spanish telco said initial 5G launch in the United Kingdom will be followed by deployments in Spain and Germany SHANGHAI--The U.K. will likely be the first market to see 5G services from Spanish telecommunications firm Telefonica, the operator’s global CTO Enrique Blanco told reporters...

Spectrum allocation in LatAm doesn’t support ‘basic’ 3G or LTE services

The International Telecommunication Union, a global telecom standards body, recommends that all nations allocate 1960 megahertz of radio spectrum by 2020; 35% of that total is needed to support "basic levels of service quality" for 3G and LTE services. Of 18 Latin American countries...

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...

Telefónica CTO: Fiber to reach 2.4M homes in Spain this year

Telefónica also plans to expand 4G coverage in Spain and Latin American markets MADRID – Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica expects its fiber-to-the-home network to reach 2.4 million new homes in the Spanish market this year, the company’s global CTO Enrique Blanco told RCR Wireless News in...

Amdocs to inaugurate services center in Mexico next month

The Guadalajara center will provide services across the Americas region ORLANDO - Amdocs expects to officially inaugurate a new global services center in the city of Guadalajara, Mexico, next month, the company’s regional marketing director for Latin America, Manuel Briseño, told RCR Wireless News. The executive said...

Amdocs targets growth in APAC, Latin America

Amdocs aims to reach double-digit growth across target regions in 2016 North America remains the key market for Amdocs despite increasing growth from other emerging markets, according to Vincent Rousselet, VP for customer insight and strategy at the company. According to the company’s latest financial report, North America...

Telefónica Q4 revenues flat year-over-year

Net loss of 1.83 billion euro in Q4 due to extraordinary factors Spanish telecom giant Telefónica recorded 11.88 billion euro ($12.98 billion) in fourth quarter 2015 revenue, flat compared to the year-ago period. The company’s net loss for the quarter reached 1.83 billion euro, compared...

Flat sales push Samsung to expand ecosystem; Galaxy S7 to hit LatAm in March

Samsung expects strong push with Galaxy S7 devices into LatAm despite flat overall sales BARCELONA, Spain – Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones are schedule to be available for sale across Latin American countries by the end of March, Andre Varga, product engineering...

Telefonica to deploy big data analytics centers by the end of 2016

BARCELONA, Spain – Telefonica announced the deployment of a big data analytics project aimed at analyzing in real time its customers’ experiences and improving network quality. Telefonica said the goal is to deploy service operation centers in each country in which it operates. These...

Small cells key to supporting data demand, user experience

Small Cell Forum CEO says small cells creating nearly $1 billion in annual revenue BARCELONA, Spain – The advent of smartphones and increased availability of mobile broadband networks have fundamentally changed the way people live and work. And with demand for data growing at a tremendous pace,...

Telefónica reportedly interested in AT&T LatAm pay-TV assets

Telefónica reportedly joined a number of potential suitors for AT&T’s Latin American pay-TV assets. According to a Reuters report, the deal could be worth $10 billion. Telefónica is the largest telco in Latin America, but lacks significant holdings in the pay-TV market. As part of...

LatAm: Telefónica continues NFV push; Ruckus gives Wi-Fi perspectives

Virtualization technologies have become a hot topic among telecom operators. Eyeing the benefits of network functions virtualization, Telefónica signed a memorandum of understanding with Alcatel-Lucent to test NFV technologies as part of the operator’s strategy to evolve its networking infrastructure. According to the companies,...

#MWC15: Telefónica remains optimistic about LatAm opportunities, growth

BARCELONA, Spain — Telecommunications giant Telefónica said it's confident about the future growth potential of most of its operations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, coming on the heels of celebrating 25 years of operations in those markets. Speaking to a group of Latin American...

LatAm: Entel announces $1.2 billion investment in Peru

With an expected investment of $1.2 billion over the next five years, Entel, which bought Nextel Peru in 2013, has begun its new operations in Peru, seeking to stimulate competition in the telecommunications market. The carrier's investment will focus on network deployment, technology and growth in customer...

LatAm Wrap-Up: 2014 regional forecasts; Peru adjusts 900 MHz band for Viettel

Mobile wallet, satellite broadband, carrier Wi-Fi, fiber-to-the-home, machine-to-machine services and LTE are the main technology trends in Latin America for 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan. The key technology this year according to the firm’s analysts is LTE, which is gaining relevance across the...

LatAm Wrap-Up: Brazil tells Telefónica to leave Telecom Italia or find new Vivo partner

Brazil's antitrust regulator has issued a negative assessment of Telefónica's recent move to bolster its stake in the Telco holding company that owns about 22% of Telecom Italia, the company that controls Brazilian carrier TIM. By increasing its stake, Telefónica will effectively take control of the heavily indebted Italian...

LatAm Wrap-Up: Impact of PT, Oi merger in Brazil; smartphones use rises in Mexico

Oi, the huge Brazilian carrier that plans to be big enough to face foreign competition, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Portugal Telecom (PT) to form a combined entity named CorpCo. The merger which will unite the shareholders of Oi, Portugal Telecom...

ChinaTel Group Changes Name to VelaTel Global Communications

ChinaTel | July 25, 2011 | Press Release SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– US-based ChinaTel Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CHTL) today announced that effective as of the opening of business on July 25, 2011 it will have completed all corporate, legal and other actions necessary to change its...

Martin on Time Warner's Expansion in Latin America

Bloomberg John Martin, chief financial officer of Time Warner Inc., talks about the company's expanded content distribution strategy for markets in Latin America, India and Europe. Martin speaks with Lisa Murphy on Bloomberg Television's "Fast Forward." (Source: Bloomberg)

Martin on Time Warner’s Expansion in Latin America

Bloomberg John Martin, chief financial officer of Time Warner Inc., talks about the company's expanded content distribution strategy for markets in Latin America, India and Europe. Martin speaks with Lisa Murphy on Bloomberg Television's "Fast Forward." (Source: Bloomberg)

LTE LatAm: Huawei Booth and Demo

RCR Wireless gets a demo from Huawei and the LTE Latin America Conference in Brazil 2011.

InfoSonics Launches New Economical PDA-like i277 2G Touch Screen Phone in Latin America

InfoSonics | May 25, 2011 | Press Release SAN DIEGO, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSonics Corporation (NASDAQ: IFON) today announced the launch of its newverykool® i277 handset and first customer shipment to Latin America. "The i277 is a feature phone with a full touch screen, user interface and feature set...

LTE LatAm: Telefonica and LTE

RCR Wireless interviews Telefonica's Renan Oliveira de Barros Leal (Executive Director for Strategy, Quality and Wholesale) at LTE Latin America 2011.  

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