Tagged in: Brazil

Brazil’s government approves additional funding for National Broadband Plan

Supported by a population of some 204 million, the Brazilian telecoms market is among the largest in Latin America. Telecoms revenue has been adversely affected by the ongoing economic crisis which has dented consumer confidence and reduced spend on services. … Continue reading

Posted in From Paul's Desk | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brazil’s government approves additional funding for National Broadband Plan

Mobile internet the main real growth area in Latin America for 2016

Latin America provides significant geographic and practical opportunities as well as difficulties for telcos, governments and telecom regulators. The diversity of the markets poses its own challenges in terms of maturity, the physical development of networks, economic prosperity and the … Continue reading

Posted in From Paul's Desk | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Mobile internet the main real growth area in Latin America for 2016

Brazil’s Oi looks to Angolan spectrum win

Oi has for some months considered selling its 75% stake in Africatel Holdings, itself a holding concern which owns 25% of Angola’s second largest telco Unitel. In December 2014 Oi valued its assets held for sale related to its share … Continue reading

Posted in From Paul's Desk | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brazil’s Oi looks to Angolan spectrum win

Brazil – Telefónica merge fixed-line and mobile operations while Oi divests Portugal Telecom interest

The Brazilian telecom sector has seen considerable changes in recent quarters, with the key players consolidating their holdings under a single brand. The market has seen sustained though slow revenue growth despite a difficult economic climate. Although the number of … Continue reading

Posted in From Paul's Desk | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Brazil – Telefónica merge fixed-line and mobile operations while Oi divests Portugal Telecom interest

Online tool tackles violence against women and girls

In Brazil, sexual violence is a serious risk for women in urban areas. Although reported cases reflect only a fraction of actual occurrences, data from the Rio de Janeiro State Secretariat for Public Security in 2012 show that compared to … Continue reading

Posted in From Paul's Desk | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Online tool tackles violence against women and girls