Brazil

Vivo adding 20 cities to 4G+ footprint
Sumicity taps Padtec for DWDM expansion in RDJ
Oi extends 100G OTN to Central-West Region
Algar refarms 1800MHz band for LTE
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
AINMT to acquire 30% of Nextel Brasil for USD50m; option to take 60% stake
CEMIG Telecom for sale; regional ISP iConecta to launch TD-LTE
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Telefonica 1Q17 revenues increase 5.0% to EUR13.1bn
Oi first-quarter revenues down, but net losses narrow dramatically
MVNO Monday: MVNOs World Congress Special
Q1 sales up 8.5% at Telecom Italia; Vivendi takes two-thirds of board
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly update
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Ericsson, Cisco strengthen Nextel Brasil's IP network
Oi FY16 net revenue drops 5%
Asset management firm Safra takes 16% Oi stake
TIM Brasil taps Nokia to deploy 4.5G Pro network
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
Oi, Orascom extend negotiations until 31 March
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
TIM sees 14% rise in full-year EBITDA
Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments
Telefonica selects Comarch to assist with LatAm network optimisation
Pharol rejects alternative restructuring plans for Oi, including EMC proposal
Nextel LTE network now active in Sao Paulo
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Hedge fund EMC linked with Oi bid
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Minority shareholders question Oi’s sale of TT to Investel?
Oi confirms Sawiris recovery talks
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
TIM Brasil notches up 1,000th 4G location
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Equinix to pay USD3.6bn for Verizon data centres
Oi keen to pursue Sky Brasil merger; seeks talks with AT&T
Algar to launch 700MHz LTE; DF switchover confirmed; Anatel concludes ‘leftovers’ auction
Oi 3Q16 revenues slump 6.3%
MVNO Monday: MVNOs Networking Congress Special
Domestic result helps boost Telecom Italia
Claro, Ericsson demo 5G in Sao Paulo using 15GHz band
Vivo achieves 530Mbps download speeds in Sao Paulo using 3C
AT&T linked with deals in Brazil, Argentina; stages formal govt discussions
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
America Movil CEO ‘very interested’ in Oi swoop
TIM Brasil taps Intelsat for satellite throughput solution
M2M Monthly: a guide to recent machine-to-machine and IoT developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
NII reports Q2 results, announces Brazilian roaming and RAN sharing agreements
Oi 1H16 revenues drop 3.9% to BRL13.3bn
TIM sales hit by Brazil, but reports positive trend at home
TIM Brasil plots USD4.3bn investment in RDJ; VoLTE, CA, Biosites all planned
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Oi given 60 days to present recovery plan
Hughes, O3b unveil satellite broadband services in Brazil
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Tycoon Sawiris prepared to invest in Oi
Anatel vows to block sale of Oi assets
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Oi files for USD19.2bn bankruptcy protection
Telefonica-Nextel spectrum sharing deal approved by Cade
Oi gives Samba 34% stake in Namibia’s MTC in return for Samba reducing Africatel share to 14%
TIM Brasil and Claro launch LTE-A using new 700MHz frequencies
Anatel approves next phase of Vivo-Claro network sharing pact
Vivo to axe VoIP service Vono in September
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Oi 1Q16 revenues drop 4% to USD1.95bn
MiniCom kick-starts next phase of PNBL
NII posts Q1 net loss of USD36.6m
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Brazilian Ministry issues recommendations for telecoms review
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Oi 2015 revenues drop 4.2% to USD7.5bn
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
NII Holdings posts sales of USD1.1bn in 2015
Brazilian mega-merger abandoned after Telecom Italia backs out
GVT brand replaced by Vivo from 15 April
Brazil hits Telecom Italia’s sales in 2015
TIM Brasil hopes to launch LTE-A in 1H16; 4G network now covers 411 cities
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Nextel Brasil for sale; price tag set at USD300m plus debt
Oi closes in on USD1bn credit line ahead of mooted TIM Brasil tie-up
Oi to unveil G.fast technology in Rio in March
Anatel raises less than USD200m from ‘leftovers’ spectrum sale
Claro tests ‘4.5G’ 700MHz network in Rio Verde
Claro Brasil poised to seal Blue Interactive takeover
Nine bidders apply for Brazilian multi-band spectrum auction, watchdog confirms
TIM Brasil taps Nokia Networks for 3G/4G modernisation, expansion
Oi posts 2% decline in 3Q15 revenue
Anatel confirms 17 December as spectrum auction date
Brazil drags down Telecom Italia results
NII Holdings reports Q3 sales of USD285m
Telecom Italia open to Brazilian merger, but only if it is in the driving seat
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Oi agrees seven-month exclusivity with Fridman’s LetterOne
TIM Brasil demonstrates tri-band CA in Sao Paulo; discloses 4G progress
Vimpelcom owner pitches Brazilian mega-merger; targets Oi and TIM Brasil
Ericsson, America Movil to test 5G in Brazil in 2016
NII exploring options for Brazilian unit?
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Oi introduces VDSL technology in over 500 locations
TIM Brasil taps Ericsson for small cell solution
TIM Brasil issues denial concerning Nextel takeover rumour
Telefonica Brasil to invest USD7.2bn by 2017
Anatel poised to authorise multi-band spectrum auction
Oi 1H15 revenues drop 3% to BRL13.8bn
Vivendi exits Brazil with double deal
Anatel extends Claro 450MHz usage until 2027
NII Holdings emerges from bankruptcy
Vivendi becomes TI’s largest shareholder
Vivendi to urge Telecom Italia to offload TIM Brasil stake
Brazilian multi-band spectrum sale set for 4Q15
Brazilian 2.5GHz auction nudged back to year-end; AT&T expected to participate
Telebras confirms 200km Sao Paulo fibre deployment
Vivendi completes sale of GVT to Telefonica; assumes 8.3% stake in TI
Sky Brazil expands TD-LTE coverage to 85 municipalities
PT SGPS posts net loss of EUR289m in 2014; hints at 'alternative structure' for Oi tie-up
NII posts 20% drop in Q1 revenue to USD764m
Oi reconsiders Africatel sale as Angolan relationship thaws
Oi posts Q1 net loss of BRL447m
Alcatel-Lucent highlights Oi’s converged architecture improvements
President enacts mobile infrastructure sharing law
Algar selects Nokia for LTE 700MHz rollout
700MHz spectrum holders pay into EAD fund for spectrum transition
PT SGPS transfers Oi stake to Netherlands-based holding company
Oi 2014 revenues drop 2.7% to BRL28.55bn
Telefonica deploys Cisco routers for metro Ethernet; IP backhaul
Comptroller clears Telefonica-GVT takeover, with conditions
Anatel updates timeframe for additional digit
Telefonica to waive TI voting rights as part of GVT takeover; nine banks lined up for capital increase
Sky Brazil reached 100,000 broadband users in 2014
Anatel rubber-stamps second phase of Telefonica-GVT deal
TIM Brasil unveils 1800MHz LTE deployments in RDJ State
Claro tests Ericsson small cells in Rio de Janeiro
Anatel ends 1800MHz standoff with TIM, Oi
Telecom Italia outlines three-year strategy
Anatel directors dragging their heels over 1800MHz renewal decision
Anatel gives NET Servicos 90 days to vacate 2500MHz band
Telecom Italia could be eyeing European opportunities
Cade approves Oi, TIM Brasil 2G, 3G network sharing agreement
NII Holdings to use Mexican proceeds to strengthen Brazil unit
A river runs through it: Brazil plans underwater fibre network in the Amazon
White space pilot project to commence in Minas Gerais in 2Q15
Oi ‘open to all options’ as Brazilian merger speculation intensifies
Oi to shoulder EUR400m of PT SGPS debt after Altice deal; telco clarifies its position on sale
Anatel gives Telefonica-GVT deal the all-clear
Anatel sanctions Telco split; Telefonica to offload TI shares within 18 months
TIM Brasil, Xtera deploy 100G aerial network in North, Centre West
Nextel to invest USD1bn in Brazil in 2015
Game of phones: battle lines drawn ahead of USD15bn TIM Brasil carve-up
Claro Brasil expects to invest BRL10bn in 3G, 4G in 2015; merger meeting scheduled for 18 December
Vivo extends 4G coverage to 16 new cities
American Tower agrees USD1.2bn deal for TIM Brasil assets
TI board authorises management to explore merger between TIM Brasil and Oi
Brazil round-up: TIM Brasil to sell masts to American Tower Corp; Sky extends TD-LTE footprint; major players interested in BRFibra
Embratel, NET Servicos approve corporate reorganisation
Telecom Italia not considering capital increase to fund Brazil deal
Oi posts 4.5% drop in Q3 revenue
Telefonica Brasil board approves capital increase to fund GVT purchase; extends corporate fibre network to Joinville
TI could be open to Oi deal; 3Q profit drops 12%
Brazilian carve-up on the cards as AM, Telefonica, Oi prepare joint bid for TIM Brasil
Brazil round-up: Algar rebuffs takeover interest; BT Brasil unveils Jaguariuna teleport; Gilat deploys small cells for TIM Brasil; tower co merger approved
Big hitters AM and Telefonica set out Brazilian LTE investment plans
Brazil round-up: Anatel delays 1800MHz decision until November; Nextel frequencies extended; Oi increases PNBL coverage to 4,327 municipalities
Claro aims to complete three-way Brazilian merger in December
TIM unconcerned by M&A; Oi taps Alca-Lu for Sao Paulo-Fortaleza link; GVT plots FTTH rollout
Vivo reaches 100 LTE market milestone; Claro Brasil switches on 93rd 4G location
Oi CEO Bava quits as Portugal Telecom merger falters; international groups jostle for PT takeover
Telecom Italia considering investing USD950m in Brazilian unit
Oi: no bids for Portugal Telecom or Africatel Holdings
TIM Brasil hires Bradesco to analyse bid for Oi
TIM, Oi extend 2500MHz network sharing pact
700MHz spectrum auction underwhelms; two lots go unsold
Sawiris reiterates interest in TI… but only if it hangs onto Brazilian unit
Anatel clears AT&T’s Sky Brasil purchase
Nextel Brasil out of 700MHz auction; may participate in 1800MHz Sao Paulo tender
Oi out of 700MHz 4G auction, Algar in
Telecom Italia considering mobile tower listing
Sercomtel mulls offering DTH pay-TV; Net Servicos adds Cuiaba and Varzea Grande to TV network
Algar Telecom uses Cisco WI-Fi for mobile roaming platform
Telefonica agrees to buy GVT from Vivendi, ending weeks of talks
TI says not in talks with Oi SA
Oi approves measures to sell African holdings gained from PT merger deal
More M&A rumours abound as Telecom Italia considers move for Oi
NII Holdings vows to fight for its place in Brazil
Sisteer of France inks full MVNO deal with Vivo
Brazilian president backing new law to ‘universalise’ broadband access
Telecom Italia sets EUR13bn asking price for TIM Brasil stake
Shareholders approve revised PT, Oi merger terms
America Movil, Oi SA to hold talks over potential TIM Brasil bid
Anatel unlikely to amend 700MHz auction rules, report says
Telecoms network tax relief programme approved
Brazilian antitrust regulator to consider joint analysis of Telefonica's GVT deal, Telecom Italia exit
TIM Brasil boosts Sao Paulo 3G coverage with 900MHz spectrum
Negotiations continue on PT/Oi stake in Unitel; target price ‘USD2bn’, sources claim
Telefonica expects to complete GVT acquisition by mid-2015 if all goes to plan
Vivendi enters into exclusive talks with Telefonica for GVT
Telefonica looking to sweeten GVT bid
Anatel opens consultation to amend the regulation of STFC regulation
Nextel Brasil attracts interest from at least two parties, paper says
Oi SA looks to jump on consolidation bandwagon
Brazil’s broadcasters considering action to contend 700MHz tender
Anatel to kick off 4G auction on 30 September; strips Sercomtel of 1800MHz spectrum
Is Vodafone looking to samba down to Brazil?
NII’s Nextel Brasil to add Sao Paulo to its LTE network in 2016
Telecom Italia could mount rival USD9.4bn bid for Vivendi-owned GVT
Telecom Italia CEO meets Vivendi boss to discuss GVT deal
Brazil’s Net Servicos tests 500Mbps broadband on coaxial network, paper says
MiniCom announces winning bidders to connect 262 cities to the internet
Sercomtel launches free mobile-to-fixed calls offer
Copel Telecom extends optical broadband coverage to north Parana state
Telecom Italia, Vivendi reportedly in talks over possible ‘alliance’
Brazilian spending watchdog TCU suspends 4G auction citing ‘grave irregularities in its design’
LTE-450 projects approved, worth USD197m
Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) to launch wireless TV with Quantenna
Brazil's Oi SA reports 2Q net loss as TIM Brasil says World Cup hit bottom line
2Q sales down 6.5% at Telecom Italia
Telefonica launches USD9bn bid for Vivendi’s Brazilian unit GVT
Broadband/TV satellite operator Yahsat to enter Brazilian market
America Movil looking to complete merger of Brazilian units by end-2014
Anatel approves AM fixed, mobile unit integration
Vivendi mulling disposal of GVT
Anatel reports 3.27m 4G/LTE connections at end-June, up from 2.08m at end-March
Telecom Italia CEO says TIM Brasil will participate in 4G 700MHz auction
Anatel superintendent sees Oi as ‘breakup candidate’ if it fails at wireless auction
Net Servicos reports revenues, profits up in Q2
Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approves AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV ‘without restrictions’
TIM Brasil scotches Oi SA, GVT merger rumours
Anatel signs off on 4G auction terms with September date now likely
Rioforte debt reduces PT stake in Oi merger
Brazilian minister says Oi-Portugal Telecom merger may be renegotiated in the event of debt default
Telefonica to exit Telecom Italia?
Anatel passes long-anticipated rules governing coexistence of 4G-digital TV services
Telecom Italia chairman says firm not keen to relinquish TIM Brasil
PT to resolve Oi’s concerns over investment
Brazil’s Copel Telecom rolls out 100Mbps fibre service to Tibagi, Campos Gerais
4G auction no later than ‘early September’, minister says
ON Telecom expands TD-LTE network to five more cities
Oi agrees new tower deal with SBA
4G auction roadshow launched as digital TV switchover schedule finalised
Nextel Brasil launches 4G in Rio
American Tower Corp purchases Brazil’s BR Towers for close to USD1bn
Oi partners Banco do Brasil and Visa for NFC mobile payments
Brazilian operators pick Aptilo for Wi-Fi offload solution
Brazilian operators pick Aptilo for Wi-Fi offload solution
Telefonica loses appeal over Cade ruling to limit its operations in Brazil
Regional telco Sercomtel unveils post-paid mobile promo
Brazil 3G coverage reaches 91.5% of population in April, report
GVT vociferously opposed to TIM Brasil breakup plan
TIM Brasil expands 4G to a further 21 cities
Telecom Italia and Telefonica lock horns over TIM Brasil break-up plan
Brazilian mobile base edges up slightly in April
TI’s telecoms towers sale in Brazil attracts interest from American Tower Corp, Goldman Sachs
Nextel Brasil inks five-year deal with Telefonica Brasil to rent wireless space in more than 3,000 cities
AT&T agrees purchase of DirecTV; deal worth USD67.1bn in cash, stock and debt
Sercomtel narrows full-year losses in 2013
Oi SA sees revenues decline in Q1; PT merger nearing completion
Net Servicos board approves capital increase, paper says
Virgin Mobile LatAm attracts new investor ahead of planned Mexico, Brazil launches
Telecom Italia Sparkle bolsters IP backbone reach in Brazil, Panama; upgrades Americas Backbone to 100Gbps
NII’s Q1 net loss widens as revenue drops 27%
Concerns over 4G/DTT interference once again blighting 700MHz auction plans
Telefonica Brazil (Vivo) net income down 18% in Q1
TIM Participacoes reports 22% rise in 1Q14 net income
Anatel awards satellite positions to three firms, report says
Anatel reports 2.08m 4G connections at end-March
Nextel Brasil targets 4G launch in Rio de Janeiro ahead of World Cup
Anatel to amend legislation in bid to stimulate MVNO sector
Oi SA raises more than USD3bn for Portugal Telecom share offering
Brazil home to 273.58m mobile subscriptions at end-March
Oi SA looking to delay government’s 700MHz auction
Vonage launches consumer VoIP service in Brazil with Datora
TIM Brasil board recommends bid for 4G 700MHz spectrum
TIM Brasil looking to sell telecoms towers
Anatel approves 700MHz public consultations ahead of August 4G auction
Anatel to hold further discussions on 700MHz auction
Oi completes sale of towers to SBA Torres Brasil
Microsoft targets white spaces to improve Brazilian broadband
Telebras supports football in Brazil
Minority shareholders fail to block Oi merger vote
Claro extends 4G service to pre-paid users
Oi minority shareholders move to block vote on merger with PT
Unotel targets 300,000 pay-TV subscribers in first year
PT/Oi deal approved by Portuguese comptroller, minority bondholders
Independent advisor backs Oi/PT merger
User rights regs published as consumer association launches petition; user council elections begin
Telecom Italia CEO commits to TIM Brasil
Claro preparing pre-paid LTE offer
NII FY net loss widens to USD1.65bn
TIM Brasil and Oi look to share 3G networks
TIM Brasil taps Alcatel-Lucent for femtocells
Anatel promotes cheaper fixed-to-mobile calls
Oi plans share offering
Brazil’s SET warns that LTE could cause DTT interference
Liberty Global eyes Brazilian move
Net Servicos expanding, rebranding
TIM Brasil posts 6.2% rise net revenue for 2013
TIM Brasil and Oi still to meet 3G coverage targets
Vivo uses SES satellite to improve Amazon coverage
Brazilian post office plans MVNO launch
NET Servicos pushes speeds to 500Mbps on fibre networks
Claro leads the way in Brazil’s M2M market
Brazil to sell off unused wireless spectrum in H2 2014
Mobile subscriptions up 3.6% in 2013 Anatel says
PT-Oi deal could be completed by end-April
Sawiris turns attention to Telecom Italia and TIM Brasil
700MHz spectrum could carry QoS targets
Virgin to launch in Mexico this year, Brazil to follow
Oi-PT merger given green light by competition watchdog
Telecom Italia shareholder warns of TIM Brasil undervaluation
Telefonica and NII Holdings sign wholesale deal covering Brazil and Mexico
Minority shareholders could upset Oi-PT merger
Oi PNBL available in 3,821 municipalities
All four 4G licensees confirmed as having met end-2013 coverage deadline
TI board members want independent review of TIM Brasil sale
Telefonica dismisses claims that it is preparing joint bid for TIM Brasil
TIM Brasil adds small business fibre service to broadband portfolio
Claro (Brazil) to benefit from BRL2.2bn investment in 2014
Telefonica Brazil (Vivo) picks Coraint networking solution
Cade gives Telefonica 18 months to resolve Brazil situation
TIM Brasil selects Xtera for 100G optical network deployment in north east Brazil
Minister affirms: civil internet bill is ‘first in line’ for 2014 vote
Nextel Brasil to take 3G to four new cities, paper says
Telefonica Brazil (Vivo) backs changes to country’s civil internet bill
Telefonica considers legal challenge to Cade ruling
Satellite firm EchoStar halts talks with GVT regarding joint TV venture in Brazil
NII slashes jobs, expects higher pre-paid losses in Mexico; Brazil tower sale complete
TI investor Marco Fossati rejects ‘enforced’ sale of TIM Brasil
Telebras and TIM Brasil agree deal to transfer 2,208km of fibre-optic
Oi SA strikes USD645m deal to sell mobile towers to SBA
Antitrust regulator tells Telefonica to divest TIM Brasil stake
Telecom Italia denies latest rumour of TIM Brasil sale
ON Telecom selects ISPM to support 4G LTE broadband launch in Brazil
Embratel completes Net Servicos share tender
Brazilian cellcos fail to hit Anatel’s 3G coverage targets, report says
Copel Telecom picks Coriant 100G solution to support FTTH offering
Anatel reports solid 4G growth in October
Telecom Italia boss once again hints at TIM Brasil sale
Oi SA boss would consider further consolidation in Brazil, post-PT merger
SACS Angola-Brazil cable ready mid-2015; Telebras onboard, shelves US link
Claro Brasil expands LTE coverage to 23 cities
Vivendi unclear on what to do with GVT post demerger
Oi SA beats forecasts in Q3
Anatel publishes decree formalising the allocation of 700MHz spectrum for 4G
Datora Telecom poised to receive BRL39m BNDES investment
TIM Brasil sees capital expenditure of USD4.78bn to 2016
Seaborn Networks and Sunesys ink Seabras-1 backhaul deal
TIM Brasil CEO says small cell deployment will begin this year
TIM Brasil reports 7.6% rise in 3Q revenue on solid subscriber growth
Oi SA picks NSN for Brazilian LTE network rollout
Brazil’s Net posts sharp rise in Q3 revenue, but net income slumps
Vivo to extend coverage to 72 municipalities by year-end
Anatel considers sanctioning use of 700MHz band to help meet 2.5GHz rollout targets
TIM Brasil CEO says Telefonica may absent itself from decisions concerning the Brazilian telco
Net Servicos adds three more cities to footprint, paper says
Embratel, Embrapar launch tender offer for outstanding Net Servicos shares
TIM Brasil selects Xtera for first 100G optical network deployment in the Amazon region
Net Servicos folds firms into corporate structure
Telecom Italia dismisses rumours of USD12bn TIM Brasil sale
Telecom Italia Sparkle inks LTE roaming deal between South America and Europe
Oi SA minority shareholders complain as their shares are ‘diluted’ to fund debt purchase
Correios to select host network provider for MVNO next month, report says
Vodafone not interested in TIM Brasil bid, sources say
Telebras extends PNBL to remote state of Acre
Anatel could force TIM Brasil sale
Brazil’s Vivo to offer 4G international roaming
Portugal Telecom, Oi SA merging, creating trans-Atlantic behemoth with around 100m subscribers
Vivo switches on 4G in a dozen more cities
Anatel not enamoured of any move that would see Vivo taking control of TIM Brasil
Anatel to award 2.5GHz band spectrum to local ISPs
Financial institutions predicting TIM Brasil sale as Telecom Italia’s woes deepen
Telefonica Brazil, TIM announce further fibre expansions
CTBC to strengthen brand name with Algar Telecom revamp
Net Servicos integrates three regional divisions to simplify structure
Brazil’s senate passes m-payments bill to President Rouseff for formal approval
Spanish firm Abertis linked with bid to enter Brazilian mobile tower market
Oi SA official hints at 4G launch in Sao Paulo in ‘coming weeks’
Vivo expands 4G coverage to 17 new cities
Continued LTE growth in Brazil
Brazilian mobile base tops 267m in July; LTE users hit 257,200
TIM Brasil launches 4G in Curitiba
Vivo’s FTTH now passes 1.5 million homes; Algar provides ISPTV via 20 ISPs
Anatel says 700MHz tender will be conducted in April/May 2014
GVT to launch DTH without IPTV in Brazil, journal says
Oi posts surprise loss
NII sells Brazil, Mexico towers to fund NGN rollout
Anatel rubber stamps new rules for rural fixed telephony services
Slim’s AM launches quadruple-play offer in Brazil, paper says
Soros to invest USD150m in Brazilian venture ON Telecom
Vodafone strikes deal with Datora Telecom to extend M2M geographic reach to Brazil
TIM Brasil reports rise in second-quarter profit on lower debt servicing costs
Telecom Americas (Claro) extends LTE coverage with Belem launch
Sercomtel launches 200Mbps broadband service; offers web hosting
Critics warn that amendments to draft bill could sanction ‘slow internet’ in Brazil
NII could eventually turn to LTE
Net Servicos’ revenues, EBITDA grow by 23%, 18.8%
Vivo picks Ceragon to provide backhaul for its nationwide LTE rollout
Telecom Italia: no plans to sell Brazilian assets in the short-term
Anatel reports 265.7m mobile connection at end-June
Brazilian MVNO Porto Seguro had nearly 62k subscribers at end-May
Oi SA to sell submarine fibre units to BTG for USD772m; leases tower assets to SBA Corp
TIM Brasil launches 4G in Sao Paulo
Oi SA postpones debt plan filing
Brazil home to almost 266m mobile connections by end-May
Satellite provider O3B seeking to extend broadband coverage to remote parts of Brazil
4G rollout ahead of schedule, Brazil’s Claro reports
ON Telecom sees VoIP, VoD as key to future success
Telebrasil highlights 19% fall in average per minute mobile charges
TIM Brasil’s fibre network to span 40,000km by end-2013
Vivo opts to implement NetCracker Technology’s BSS Solution
Datora Telecom, Ericsson go live with unified billing solution
TIM Brasil slashes international roaming tariffs; plans fixed telephony launch
Sercomtel adds Pato Branco to wireline footprint, paper says
Telefonica’s Vivo launches 4G in Curitiba
PT, Oi discussing merger?
45% of Brazilians have never had internet access, reports finds
Brazil’s Telebras and Antel in Uruguay confirm Santana do Livramento interconnection deal
TIM Brasil targets 1 July launch for its business version of TIM Fiber
Vivo adds Porto Alegre to its 4G footprint
Oi improves 2G/3G coverage in May
Brazil passes new regulations to increase provision of direct broadband access
French group Sisteer inks MVNO deal with Vivo
Net announces plan to incorporate parent firm in restructuring
Anatel rubber stamps Telefonica/Vivo merger
Brazil’s broadband base tops 100m subscribers mark in April, report says
Anatel looks to increase competition in fixed broadband market
Anatel says cellcos must pay USD157m to compensate MMDS operators
Oi SA picks Aptilo Wi-Fi solution
ON Telecom picks Aircom for LTE design, optimisation in Brazil
Telefonica (Vivo), MasterCard to launch first mobile money service in Brazil
Sercomtel expands fixed line footprint with Cascavel launch
AM units to offer joint Wi-Fi service
Latam trio select Siae Microelettronica mobile backhaul solution
Vivo, Claro network sharing deal receives antitrust approval
Embratel expands ‘Claro’ fixed line services
Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) reports 15% fall in Q1 profit
Nextel Brasil sets end-2013 deadline for 3G upgrade plan
Anatel hints at Oi SA sanctions over 4G progress
Telefonica Vivo switches on 4G in Sao Paulo
Algar Telecom to launch 4G MVNO?
Brazil postpones auction of cable TV operators, paper says
TIM Brasil: weak sales, rising costs impact on profits in Q1
Oi SA posts strong Q1 results, but debt pile keeps growing
Claro reports more than 20,000 4G subscribers in Brazil
Claro reports more than 20,000 4G subscribers in Brazil
AM will amalgamate Brazilian operations, director says
Oi SA inaugurates Rio 4G launch; says network sharing will save BRL200m
Net Q1 revenue up 22% on strong subscriber growth; Embratel’s profit down
Brazil mobile count tops 264m in March; LTE accounts for 0.01%
Anatel green-lights Oi, TIM 4G sharing plan
AM’s Brazilian unit Claro meets Anatel deadline for LTE ahead of rivals
Anatel extends consultation deadline on 700MHz band
Vivo to launch 4G+ branded service on 30 April, spokesman says
Carlos slimming down in Brazil; billionaire to merge domestic operations
GVT rolls out 150Mbps FTTH service
TIM Brasil to spend BRL3.6bn in 2013
Anatel supremo warns that Brazil’s 4G mobile band may not be ready for World Cup
Brazilian ministry sees LTE-450 becoming a standard technology within months
Telefonica (Vivo) declared winner of Espirito Santo 3G auction
Algar Telecom to incorporate CTBC subsidiaries
AM unit DLA launches VoD in Brazil
TIM Brasil selects Nokia Siemens Networks to build 4G LTE network
Telefonica shifts LatAm HQ from Madrid to Sao Paulo
Copel Telecom reports 7.2% rise in revenue in 2012
Telefonica (Vivo) to close down Brazilian MMDS TV service
Anatel: Brazil’s mobile base climbs to 263m in February
Telefonica (Vivo) targets 230k FTTH users this year
Brazilian R&D firm sets up lab for LTE 450MHz tests
Hispasat says Amazonas 3 satellite will launch commercially in April
Vivendi cancels GVT sale plan
Brazilian president issues call for USD50bn, ten-year investment in fibre
Net expands footprint to Paulinia, Cosmopolis and Artur Nogueira
TIM Brasil board gives thumbs up to network sharing plan with Oi SA
Anatel gets tough: demands MMDS operators to vacate 2.5MHz-2.6MHz band by 12 April
Minister says Brazil’s cellcos will launch LTE by end-April
Vivendi to decide on GVT sale within weeks, paper says
Vivendi beats profit target despite SFR’s performance; delays GVT sale
Telefonica Brazil (Vivo) reports rising net profits in 2012
Telefonica (Vivo), Ciena launch Brazil’s first 100G network
Oi SA reports 64% slump in Q4 net income
Apple to fight for iPhone trademark in Brazil
Datora Telecom and Vonage form joint venture in Brazil
Embratel reports four-fold increase in Q4 profit
Net: subscriber gains fuel strong revenue, profit growth in 2012
Brazil sanctions 700MHz band for mobile broadband use
America Movil’s Brazilian mobile unit extends 4G footprint to Curitiba
TIM Brasil books 16.3% rise in Q4 profit
iPhone is not the Apple of Brazil’s eye
AM signs deal with Alca-Lu for AMX-1 cable
Sercomtel applies for expanded fixed coverage, paper says
Brazil’s pay-TV market reached 16.2m subscribers in 2012
TIM Brasil to roll out 3G to Barra Mansa, Angra dos Reis, Resende and Arraial Cape
PT dismisses Oi SA takeover talk
Anatel reports 261.8m mobile lines at end-2012
Oi SA announces preliminary FY2012 results in wake of CEO’s departure
Anatel confirms decision to revoke Unicel’s licence and reject sale to NII Holdings
Claro extends HSPA+ footprint to 54% of Brazil’s population in 2012
TIM Brasil and Oi SA to share 4G network ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup
Three groups lining up to bid for GVT, paper says
Anatel holds meeting with cellcos, MMDS operators on 2.5GHz band
Telebras to expand PNBL coverage to Manaus
Oi secures USD2.6bn BNDES loan for LTE
Brazil’s Vivo testing femtocells, aims to deploy in 2Q13
Sercomtel to offload TV business
GVT earmarks USD1.3bn investment in 2013
Net Servicos publishes details of new shareholders agreement
Brazil’s foreign trade body cuts LTE equipment taxes
Telefonica’s Vivo sells 800 wireless towers to SBA
Net plans four-fold increase in Wi-Fi hotspots in 2013
Oi SA launches 200Mbps broadband and IPTV services in Rio
Net Servicos to expand footprint to 44 new cities next year
PT receives formal green light for Oi purchase
No fanfare as Nextel launches 3G data plans in Brazil
Vivo selects Ericsson and Huawei for LTE rollout
TIM Brasil confirms BNDES funding of USD1bn
Telefonica (Vivo) to launch IPTV in greater Sao Paulo next year
Algar Telecom reports solid Q3 revenue, profit; launches 100Mbps fibre service
Vivo 3G reaches 3,000 municipalities milestone
Cable operators interested in Brazil’s GVT, report says
New Brazil-Argentina-Uruguay submarine cable to cost USD500m, minister says
Telefonica (Vivo) to launch LTE in Brazil in April 2013
Algar picks RADCOM to monitor mobile network performance
Oi confirms interest in GVT
Anatel directs TIM Brasil to cease offering ‘Infinity Day’ plan
Net Servicos broadband base passes five million mark
Oi SA reports sharp rise in Q3 profit
NII gets government backing for Unicel purchase, report says
Government could allow Nextel Brasil to buy ailing Aeiou
Net says third-quarter profit quadrupled on exchange rate gains
Vivendi sets EUR7bn price-tag on GVT
Transit Telecom deploys optical ring in Sao Paulo
Vivo signs MoU to develop 450MHz LTE in Brazil
Telefonica Brasil’s Q3 net profit slumps 29.8%
Anatel green-lights new competition rules for telecoms industry
TIM Brazil reports ‘tough’ 3Q but net profit, revenue stable
TIM Brasil picks NSN, Ericsson and Huawei to deliver LTE
Five alive: eFive inks SubCom contract to reignite dormant cable plans
Oi promises LTE in Rio by year-end; plans to extend coverage beyond licence commitment
AMX-1 cable given green light
Telebrasil: 83m broadband accesses at end-September
Anatel reports 258.86m registered SIMs at end-September
Oi SA says PNBL offering available in 2,000 cities, targets 4,800 by 2014
Brazil lagging on Wi-Fi hotspot coverage, Cisco says
Vivo to inaugurate Sao Paulo IPTV service
Telefonica’s Vivo unit picks Ericsson, Huawei for LTE rollout
TIM Brasil to deploy LTE in 450MHz band; shareholder files suit against Telecom Italia
Alca-Lu wins Seaborn contract to deploy Brazil-US submarine link
Aptilo given nod for TIM Brasil’s Wi-Fi network
Oi SA rolls out LTE network in Rio de Janeiro
Oi SA sets out BRL1bn investment plan for 4G expansion
GP Investments to pay USD250m for 2,000 mobile towers
NII Holdings expands contract with Astellia
Bureaucratic ‘complications’ likely to delay Virgin birth
Anatel publishes official approval of spectrum tender, rubber-stamps LTE rollout
Unotel plans own-brand IPTV, DTH offer
DirecTV linked with possible bid for GVT
Brazil: mobile phone sales recover in August
Telecoms America (Claro) deploys first LTE sites in Sao Paulo
Telecom Italia rules out move for GVT
Telebras, IslaLink sign MoU for South America-Europe submarine cable
Brazil government plans new rules to put mobile consumers ahead of operators’ profit
Oi, NSN report 88Mbps throughput in latest LTE trials
GVT first-half revenue up 31% y-o-y
Anatel to auction 700MHz spectrum frequencies for 4G by December 2013
Claro sets out its stall: announces first three cities to receive 4G
Brazilian postal operator to launch MVNO model in 2H13
Brazil: July mobile subscriber growth hit by telecoms ban
Oi SA’s PNBL coverage extended to 1,772 municipalities
Vivendi hires banks to assess options for Brazilian asset GVT
Anatel’s Joao Rezende mulls fresh round of mobile termination cuts
Algar Telecom releases 2Q12 results
Communications minister hints at 2013 tender for 700MHz spectrum
NII counts cost of 3G evolution
Anatel lifts mobile sales ban
TIM Brasil: customers up strongly but net profit down
Net Servicos to spend USD1.5bn in 2012 to double coverage
TIM Brasil inks Amdocs deal
Corporate restructuring costs blamed for 82% slump in Oi SA profits
TIM Brasil: Q2 net income falls short of market forecasts
Anatel adds ninth digit to Sao Paulo mobile numbers to boost capacity
Minister hints at end to mobile sales embargo within two weeks
Telebras mulls plan for US-Fortaleza cable link
Oi SA presents investment plan, but no increase in funding in the pipeline
TIM Brasil to double investment to improve QoS
Brazilian federal court upholds Anatel’s mobile phone sale ban
Eion Wireless to develop wireless IPTV in Brazil
Anatel to consider ending mobile sales ban in 20 days
GVT under the spotlight as Vivendi considers divesting Brazil asset
Anatel gets tough on mobile operators’ poor service
Brazilian solutions provider to unveil five deals with MVNOs in 2H12
Oi SA sets BRL1.14bn CAPEX target for northeast region in 2012
Consumer agency suspends new mobile sales in Porto Alegre over service quality concerns
Brazilian legislator amends net neutrality rules; commission to vote on draft soon
TIM Brasil connects more mobile towers with fibre, journal says
Oi SA completes integration of Vex network
Vivo achieves 3G coverage target with four years to spare
Slim cancels Net delisting after minority shareholders put spanner in works
Embratel wins BRL1.03bn contract to supply services in Pernambuco
Telebras starts process for implementation of international submarine cable
Brazil’s mobile base reaches 255m in May, but growth slowing
MVNO start-up comments on ‘lousy’ customer care from big four incumbents
Transit Telecom links Florianopolis with fibre rollout
China Telecom seeking Brazilian expansion
Big four secure frequencies in Brazil’s 4G auction, but 450MHz band fails to excite
Oi SA hails 4G auction a ‘success’, plans USD12bn investment
Mexico’s Carlos Slim moves in for remaining Net shares
All but one of Brazil’s municipalities has mobile coverage, report says
Oi SA rolls out fibre-optic cabling in Amapa
Six go nuts for 4G in Brazil
Brazilian big guns line up for 4G auction
French MVNE Sisteer to launch MVNO ‘soon’
Oi SA will fight aggressively to win customers, CEO says
Virgin Mobile could launch Brazilian MVNO within 18 months
Soros acquires pay-TV firm Sunrise, casts gaze towards 4G auction
TIM Brasil to unveil new Wi-Fi network provider this week
Brazil’s BNDES will finance national technology for 4G
TIM Brasil lines up to participate in 4G auction
TIM Brasil to market FTTx service under ‘Live’ banner
Oi reports tripling in Q1 profits as business plan gains traction
Brazil’s cellcos to mount legal challenge to Anatel’s 4G auction plan
Telefonica Brasil books 15% drop in first-quarter net income
3G coverage reaches 2,883 municipalities, but Oi, TIM falling short on rollout
GVT to invest USD52m to expand coverage to five more cities
TIM plans Q3 launch for TIM Fiber residential service
TIM Brasil reports 29.5% rise in Q1 profit
Anatel hopes 4G auction will raise BRL3.8bn
Anatel will begin reviewing 4G tender proposals and reveal auction date on 5 June
TNL (Oi) sets aside USD3.25bn for 2012 CAPEX
BRICS-US cable project gains Chinese, South African support
Brazil mobile base tops 250m at end-March
Brazil telcos’ 2011 CAPEX topped USD11bn, report says
Anatel approves plan to hold 4G auction on 10 June
First it was TIM, now Telefonica (Vivo) criticises Anatel over 4G plans
TIM Brasil questions timing of Brazil’s 4G auction
Brazil’s government looking to impose new rules on telcos
Vivo rolls out countrywide HSPA+ service
Telefonica Brazil to switch to Vivo brand from 15 April
Telebras inks fibre sharing deal with Cemig Telecom
TNL (Oi) reports falling Q4 profits on restructuring costs
Amdocs gets nod from TIM Brasil for new CES products
Sercomtel and Copel Telecom ink deal to provide broadband services in Parana
Algar Telecom posts 10.2% rise in 2011 profits
Anatel to launch study on use of 700MHz spectrum
Anatel commissioner targets 80% fall in mobile rates by 2018
Telebras provides details of new submarine cable network
Vivendi’s Philippe Capron forecasts 35% rise in GVT revenue this year
Embratel jumps on the corporate restructuring bandwagon
Telefonica Brazil to rebrand as Vivo from April
GVT reports 41% spike in revenues in FY11
Telemar restructuring agreed; telco plans to resume investment
TIM Brasil to spend USD5.26bn in 2012/14, CEO says
Telefonica Brazil considers sale of spectrum to Sky
Guyana-Brazil cable nearing completion
Minister kicks off 450MHz rural internet trial
Embratel takes indirect control of Net Servicos
TIM Brasil plans BRL3bn investment this year
Telefonica Brazil posts 1.3% drop in Q4 net profit
TIM Brasil signs up 4.9m users in Q4, warns no nationwide LTE without 700MHz
Brasil Telecom to sell BRL2bn of bonds to fund investment
Virgin Mobile Latin America to enter Brazilian MVNO market
Brasil Telecom sells USD1.5bn of bonds in US
TNL (Oi) secures funding to complete mobile data network expansion
Carlos Slim’s America Movil secures control of Net
Sercomtel targets DTH pay-TV launch by August
Anatel orders 10.78% cut in tariffs, starting 24 February
PNBL reaches 692 municipalities
Anatel launches consultation on 450MHz, 2.5GHz spectrum tenders
Brazil mobile base tops 242.2m at end-2011, Anatel says
Brazil aiming to boost mobile uptake with PNBL-type plan
Telefonica-Vivo boosts 3G coverage to over 2,500 municipalities by end-11
SKY Brazil acquires MMDS operator Acom, report says
Carlos Slim to invest USD5.4bn in Brazilian units
Telefonica-Vivo sign up one million broadband users under PNBL
Telecom Americas (Claro) to spend USD1.88bn on HSPA+ expansion
Sisteer of France becomes Brazil’s third MVNO
Vivo extends 3G network to 2,000 municipalities with Nova Santa Barbara rollout
SKY Brazil launches 4G wireless network based on TD-LTE technology
Anatel confirms plans for more wireless auctions in 2012
Brazil airwaves auction raises USD132m
TIM Brasil to launch TIM Fiber next year
GVT allocates USD56m to extend network to 13 new municipalities
TIM Brasil unveils ‘Fixed Unlimited’ call plan
Algar Telecom (CTBC Celular) to launch HSPA+ next week
WASACE submarine cable aims to serve four continents
Vivo rolls out HSPA+ in Sao Paulo
Claro hints at consortium plan to bid for 1800MHz spectrum
GVT 9M11 revenues jump 47%, driven by broadband sales
Electrosul inks deal with Telebras to expand PNBL provisioning
Telefonica Brazil’s net profits continue to grow in 3Q
UOL says net profit dipped in Q3, even as revenues climbed 52%
Oi teams with Fon to launch Wi-Fi project in Brazil
TIM Brasil’s Q3 net income climbs 116%
Oi targets mobile growth as third-quarter revenues fall
Convergence competition heats up with Vivo/Telesp mobile/fixed broadband offer
Anatel reports 3G market grew 67% in a year; could the last TDMA user please turn off network on their way out?
Telebras to roll out backbone network in three cities by year-end
Brazil sticking to 2016 digital switchover despite delays
Oi zeroes in on IPTV equipment supplier
Embratel boss says no definitive date to take control of Net Servicos
TNL (Oi) poised to secure USD1bn credit facility, reports say
TIM Brasil to offer USD926m worth of new shares to replenish coffers
Telefonica snaps up 49% stake in Brazilian cable operator TVA
PNBL delivers affordable broadband in 344 municipalities, paper says
Start-up to bring satellite internet to Amazonas
Claro leads the way in 3G network expansion in August
Sky Brasil, Telebras sign deal to offer 4G in 2012
Sercomtel looks to December launch of DTH service
Vivo secures BRL3bn loan from BNDES to increase coverage
Telefonica Brazil targets nationwide rollout of pay-TV, paper says
GVT launches new pay-TV network
President kicks off bid to ensure LTE in place for 2014 World Cup
Telcos free of pay-TV restrictions after president signs law
State looks at joining MVNO market
AM conducts Brazilian LTE trial, wavering on 2.5GHz
Telefonica to consolidate under Vivo brand by 1Q12
NTT Com units expand global IP network with Brazilian PoP
TIM Brasil allocates BRL20m for network improvements
Netflix rolls out Brazilian service; looking to expand in LatAm and Caribbean shortly
Brazilian cello denies Telecom Italia sale rumour
Vivendi confirms GVT’s satellite pay-TV launch
Brazil’s America Net spends USD6.4m on fibre expansion; targets 5,000 lines by year end
Brazil seeks investment in fibre-optic networks
Boards approve Oi merger plan
Vivo postpones CDMA shutdown
Army to work with Motorola on 700MHz LTE solution
Slim pickings for Claro in July as TIM Brasil takes second spot
Regulator ‘okays’ Vivo plan to operate national fixed line service
Brazil’s Embratel mulling acquisition of Net stake, paper says
Brazil’s Anatel issues first MVNO authorisations
Nextel Brasil to triple subscriber base by 2015, driven by 3G
TNL (Oi) says 2011 CAPEX will reach USD3.15bn-USD3.46bn
Regulator says 4G technology will be in place in host cities for 2014 World Cup
Senate approves new law to open CATV to telcos
Oi says profits down due to lower revenue and change in accounting policy
ISPs broadband quality subject to public hearing
UOL posts second-quarter loss as costs spiral
TIM Brasil Q2 profit triples as subscribers top 55.5m mark
Telesp: 2Q net income up 30% at BRL1.15bn
Brazil mobile base up 1.06% to 217.3m in June
Embratel second-quarter income down 13.7% on higher expenses
Net’s net doubles on sharp rise in revenue
Brazil ends June with 26.6 million 3G devices
TIM Brasil to spend BRL171m in rural fibre rollout
Fixed, mobile broadband base up 49% year-on-year, Telebrasil reports
Telecom Italia’s Brazilian arm agrees EUR700 million AES purchase
Major telcos sign up to government’s broadband plan
Brazilian VAS revenues worth nearly one-fifth of cellcos’ net sales, study says
Telefonica expands Brazilian FTTH coverage
Mobile broadband market worth USD3.6bn by 2016, report says
Anatel reports rising 3G, broadband growth
TIM Brasil unveils USD626m investment to double network capacity
Algar Telecom to expand Minas Gerais coverage
AM to invest USD1.2bn in Brazil’s Claro this year
Telebras inks first contract to supply cheaper broadband services
Oi, Telesp reveal details on 2011 investment
TNL (Oi) to simplify shareholding structure
Brazil: 24.4m mobile broadband accesses at end-March, says Huawei
Minister hints at possible 4G licence for SKT in Brazil
Algar Telecom posts 5.6% rise in Q1 net profits
Telebras picks Intelig, GVT and Embratel for PNBL contract
Telefonica Brazil posts rise in Q1 revenues
Vivo’s Q1 profits climb sharply on improved operational performance
UOL’s 1Q11 net profit climbs to BRL25.1m, revenue up too
Anatel approves plan to sell 3.5GHz WiMAX licences
Brazilian internet users reached 43.2m in March, report says
TIM Brasil reports four-fold rise in net profits; subscribers up 24.7%
Net Servicos' Q1 net income up 132% y-o-y
TNL (Oi) books 1Q11 loss on one-time items, provisions
Brazil broadband base reached 38.5m at end-March, Telebrasil says
Vivo testing HSPA+ with Huawei and ZTE
Anatel: 23.5m registered 3G devices in Brazil at end-February
ABR Telecom reports 1.22m number portability requests completed in 1Q11
PT snaps up bigger 25.28% stake in Oi
Brazil’s antitrust body Cade says yes to Vivendi’s GVT takeover
Telefonica increases Brazil four-year CAPEX by 52%
Oi setting up LTE tests with up to four vendors
Telefonica buys USD760m worth of Vivo stock
Oi back in the black in 4Q10
Copel picks NSN for 3,000km fibre network expansion
Vivendi units report 2010 results
Vivo’s 4Q net income quadruples on strong operational performance
TIM Brasil reports a sharp rise in Q4 net profits
96% of Brazilians can now access broadband, Telebrasil reports
Equinix expands to South America with Brazil data centre purchase
Telesp reports 9.2% rise in Q4 net income
Big Ideas: Nextel to use Huawei for Brazil, Mexico W-CDMA networks
TIM plans to invest USD4.8bn over three years
CANTV completes fibre-optic Venezuela-Brazil link
Net Servicos’ Q4 revenue up, but profits down
TIM president talks up network sharing possibilities
TNL looking to raise USD900m to refinance debt
Embratel’s net income, revenues up in 2010
Oi extends 2G/3G footprint in Rio Grande do Sul
Four firms in hunt to win contracts for Telebras’ national broadband plan
Vendtek, Embratel sign national distribution deal for pre-paid landline services
GVT announces USD1.04bn CAPEX for 2011
Anatel rubber stamps Vivendi’s GVT buyout
Confirmed: PT to acquire at least 22% of Oi
Embratel increases Net stake to 92.27%
Anatel authorises Telebras to operate last mile broadband service
Anatel reports 29m new mobile connections in 2010
Fixed and mobile broadband base increases 71% in 2010 to 34.2m
Anatel publishes new regulations to use 450-470MHz band for national fixed, mobile services
Telebras’ national PNBL budget slashed, report says
Incoming minister to get tough on broadband pricing
Vivo eyes Telesp integration
PT to sell 28% stake in UOL to Brazil’s Folha
Nextel Brasil bags eleven 3G operating licences
Vivendi settles with Brazilian market regulator re: GVT takeover
Six submit bids for Brazil’s H Band auction
Copel to invest BRL102.4m in telecoms in 2011
Anatel forges ahead with H Band mobile auction
GVT launches fixed line operations in Valparaiso de Goias
Study forecasts 107m Brazilian 3G users by 2014
Mobile penetration rate topped 100% in October
Anatel approves regulations to encourage new MVNOs
Vivendi’s Q3 beats expectations on Brazil telecom and gaming
Telefonica’s Telesp reports 7.2% rise in Q3 net profit
Vivo 3Q net profit up 81%; beats market expectations
Brazilian telcos appeal Anatel’s decision to bar them from 3G auction
Telebras awards fibre-optic contract to Padtec
Highwinds establishes Brazilian operation
Global Village Telecom picks Ericsson to deploy pay-TV
TIM Brasil posts drop in 3Q10 net profit
Telesp will adopt Vivo brand for fixed, broadband services
Net Servicos’ Q3 profit forced down by forex effects; EBITDA up 14%
Anatel opens bidding process for 3G ‘band H’ and spare PCS spectrum
Anatel approves sale of 14.47% BNDESPar stake in Oi
Anatel re-opens universal service consultation until 1 November
CADE approves Oi’s acquisition of BrT - with restrictions
Global Village Telecom boasts one million broadband users
Embratel snaps up Net Servicos shares
TIM Brasil to launch HSPA+
Embratel pushes back Net Servicos tender to 7 October
Telefonica pays first instalment in Vivo deal, will launch further share tender offer
Telefonica's takeover of Vivo gains Anatel approval
GVT to launch services in Rio de Janeiro
Telemar (Oi) sees drip drip fall in share price as market share worsens
TNL places USD1bn, ten-year bonds
Brazil internet users reached 68 million in 2009, IBGE reports
TMAR launches USD10bn ten-year bond sale
Vivo, TIM Brasil push ahead with 3G rollout while others wait
Anatel announces new universal service plan
Brazil subscriber base reaches 187m in July
Anatel to re-farm mobile spectrum for next generation services
Telesp to expand FTTx in Sao Paulo
Embratel sets 9 Sept as date to buy Net’s preferred shares
Embratel to launch USD2.6bn bid for Net Servicos’ preferred shares
Is Vodafone about to crack the Brazil nut?
TIM Brasil posts 67% fall in Q2 net profit
TNL (Oi) to raise USD6.82bn in equity funding
GVT launches fixed line, broadband services in Sao Paulo
Anatel bars telcos from forcing customers to take bundled broadband
Oi posts second quarter turnaround
PT has agreed to buy Oi stake for USD4.8bn, reports say
Vivo Q2 profits up 29%, revenues climb 10%
Telesp: Q2 net profit climbs 10% to USD393m
Telefonica to buy Vivo after upping bid to USD9.8bn, sources say
Embratel’s 2Q net profits fall to USD166m
Oi denies encouraging bid from Portugal Telecom
Costs, currency losses drive Net Servicos’ 2Q10 profits down 69%
Telesp to spend USD519m on broadband
Algar to invest BRL1bn over five years
PT moves to scotch rumours it is keen to buy into Oi
Brazil: registered SIMs reach 185.1m in June; PT to make Oi move
Telefonica turns back on PT Vivo stake bid
TIM Brasil to up 3G coverage to 60% of urban population by year-end
Anatel seeks compensation plan for MMDS operators to release the 2.5GHz band
Telefonica could turn to courts as Vivo battle rumbles on
Junto Telecom picks VocalTec VoIP solution
EU rules against Portugal in ‘golden share’ controversy
Battle Royale: Portugal’s government blocks PT Vivo sale to Telefonica
Telefonica increases Vivo offer to EUR7.15bn
War over Vivo set to enter crucial phase
Financial groups promise Telesp up to USD17bn to secure Vivo, sources say
BrT minority shareholders reject Oi offer
Vivo to provide 85% mobile broadband coverage by end-2011
Brasiliana acquires Eletropaulo Telecommunications for USD296.3m
Telefonica sweetens Vivo bid in effort to secure PT stake
Carlos Slim to merge Embratel and Claro to cut costs
Intelig inks multi-year capacity contract with Intelsat
Telefonica and PT court investors as battle for Vivo shapes up
Spain to invest USD2.77bn in Telefonica Brazil (Telesp)
Financial round-up: Oi, UOL and Telesp post 1Q10 results
Telefonica submits USD7.3bn unsolicited bid to control Vivo
TIM Brasil posts rising Q1 profits on subs gains
Vivo: 1Q10 profits, market share up; margins down
TNL (Oi) secures approval for USD1.3bn debt
Embratel posts small rise in 1Q10 net income
Net Servicos posts fall in Q1 net income
Vivendi finalises GVT buyout
GVT ups CAPEX to support 2010 expansion plans
Telefonica looking to strengthen ties with Vivo in Brazil
Brazil: registered SIMs top 179m in March
TNL (Oi) targets nationwide broadband coverage by end-2010
MMDS operators looking for minimum 90MHz of spectrum in 2.5GHz band
AM’s Brazilian unit predicts 10% mobile growth in 2010
Redline scores supply contract win for ‘Digital Rio’ project
Sercomtel hopes pre-paid service will spark broadband growth
Alvarion brings wireless broadband to 90 cities
SDE wants investigation into interconnection charges
Vivendi seeks to acquire remaining shares in GVT
Intelig launches BPL voice and data services
Telesp eyes MVNO entry via Vivo deal
Huawei: Brazilian mobile broadband base to reach 15m by year-end
Oi seeks international expansion once BrT integration completed
Vivo ups network coverage with Rio Grande do Sul rollout
TNL (Oi) posts fourth-quarter loss on non-recurring items
Regulator to rubber stamp MVNO scheme in July, local press say
GVT signals desire not to bid for 3G licences
State broadband plan envisages trials in 300 cities
TIM Brasil targets 60% pop coverage for 3G by 2012
Telebras trims net losses in 2009
French hypermarket chain eyes MVNO venture in Brazil
Telesp unveils USD1.88bn investment for 2010
Brazil’s pay-TV market reports 150k net additions in January
TIM Brasil says 4Q09 net income down 14% on lower sales
GVT to launch in Fortaleza by April
Mobile base spikes as cellcos make aggressive push for new users
Securities regulator launches two inspections into alleged irregularities at Telebras
Embratel announces spike in 4Q09 profits
Telesp Q4 net profits down 24.7%
Anatel to auction H band in June, paper says
Vivo’s Q4 net income down on tax charges
Net returns to profit in Q4, reveals USD646m CAPEX plan
NII selects NSN for network managed services in Latin America
UK operator BT to launch fixed telephony in Brazil in March
Telemar to defer USD1.22bn debentures issue
Telesp targets 100k low-cost broadband subscriptions in 2010
State mulls plans for USD10.7bn government-owned ISP
Brazil’s pay-TV sector topped 7.47m at year-end
Brazilian agency purchases 1,033 VSATS for Amazonia
Brazil: mobile base reached 173.96m in 2009
Oi sets aside BRL1.29bn legal provision re: BrT takeover
Telecom Americas (Claro) to deploy Amdocs solution
Brazil: NP requests reached 4.2m in 2009
Vivendi offering to purchase remaining GVT stock
TIM Brasil, Vex ink agreement to offer Wi-Fi services
Brazil postpones unveiling of national broadband plan until February
Vivendi acquires an additional 5% in GVT
Net Servicos inks transmission capacity deal with Embratel
Telesp to ask for details on alleged irregularities in GVT takeover
Anatel to launch public consultation on Band H auction and MVNO rules
Brazilian SIM cards total 169m in November
Telefonica on hold: awaits CVM ruling on GVT deal, plans USD1.1bn investment
TNL (Oi) in talks with Bank of China concerning ‘cheap’ ten-year loan
Vivo requests Anatel approval for Telemig Celular incorporation
Brazilian number portability requests approach four million mark
Vivendi’s GVT acquisition comes under regulatory spotlight
Vivendi surprises Telefonica with swoop for GVT
Oi to offer BRL3bn through bond sale
UOL third-quarter dips 17%
Anatel approves Telefonica, Vivendi GVT bids
Vivo: 3Q09 net income more than doubles on higher data revenues and lower costs
Telefonica increases its bid for Brazil’s GVT
TIM Brasil back in black but turnover down
Oi to launch network management tender
Forex gains lead to Embratel’s 3Q profit tripling
Oi’s 3Q09 profit drops on acquisition costs
Brazil’s mobile base up marginally to 166.1m in September
GVT’s net income up to USD33m in 3Q09
Net Servicos reverses net loss in third quarter
Vivendi board give okay for GVT bid
Cellcos consider network sharing arrangement
GVT share price surges on latest Vivendi speculation
Vivo to share 12,000km of fibre with other operators by 2012
TIM Brasil, Qualcomm launch multi-platform wireless apps store
Claro extends mobile broadband services to PAYG users
GVT seeks to ease takeover by removing contentious clause
Anatel to revamp rules on broadband service provision
Telefonica seeks regulatory green light for GVT purchase
Telefonica gazumps Vivendi’s GVT offer
TIM Brasil to ratchet up three-year spending plan
Vivo makes payment on Parana, Santa Catarina 3G licences
Vivendi seeks GVT purchase; reveals IPTV plans
NTT DoCoMo explores broadband opportunities in Brazil
Number portability requests exceed three million, says ABR
TIM Brasil launches Alca-Lu packet transport solution
Brazil: mobile user base climbs towards 165m lines in August
Anatel reviews new MVNO regulations
Vivendi launches USD2.9bn takeover bid for Brazil’s GVT
Vivo pays Anatel USD482m for 3G licence
Anatel lifts ban on Telesp’s Speedy service
Power industry watchdog okays PLC technology
GVT unveils secondary public offering plan; deal could be worth USD546m
Brazil mobile base reaches 162m in July
Intelig inks USD117m contract with Banco do Brasil
BrT acquisition costs plunge TNL (Oi) into second-quarter loss
Telefonica extends Speedy coverage in Sao Paulo state
UOL: Q2 revenues up 16%, profit down 10%
Brazil consider plans to resurrect Telebras, reports say
GVT to team up with Sky to offer triple-play in Brazil
TIM Brasil: 2Q net loss narrows to BRL15.2m
Anatel to launch public consultation on additional mobile spectrum
Vivo reveals healthy second quarter results
Embratel posts strong second quarter results
Telecom Americas (Claro) to exceed USD1bn CAPEX target this year
Net Servicos reports 361% rise in Q2 profit
GVT’s second quarter profit up 22.7% at USD37m
Brazil: mobile base tops 159.6m in June
Oi awards five-year network deal to NSN
Claro reports doubling in smartphone sale in 1H09
Oi launches post-paid mobile offer in BrT region
BNDES to auction off 15% stake in Telemar Participacoes - Oi's controller
Treasury okays Oi/BrT merger
TIM to pour EUR3bn into Brazil by 2011, paper says
ABR Telecom says 1.42m numbers ported in Brazil
Anatel moves to limit reach of TI, Telefonica deal
Anatel to auction additional mobile frequencies
Speedy told to apply brakes
Anatel conducts public consultation on spectrum usage
Regulations dispute will not drive TI from Brazil
BT inks satellite deal with SES Americom-New Skies
MMDS operators say Ericsson, Qualcomm blocking WiMAX development in Brazil
Regulator to conduct tender for rural telephony licences
Anatel rejects Copel’s request to operate fixed telephony
Oi could spend BRL3.17bn on Brasil Telecom shares
Brazil’s mobile base tops 154.6m in April
Oi to invest USD480m in three southern states
Oi’s profit down on acquisition, higher marketing costs
UOL announces 1Q09 results
Vivo reports 26.5% rise in first-quarter net profits
Vivo reports 1Q09 results of subsidiary Telemig Celular
Brazil to provide mobile coverage throughout the Amazon by 2010
TIM Brasil net losses widen in 1Q09
Sky to test WiMAX in Brazil
Embratel 1Q net profit drops to BRL216.7m
Net Servicos Q1 profit doubles on subscriber gains
Brazil's mobile market up 0.9% in March
GVT’s 1Q09 profit up 4.6%
TIM completes Intelig purchase
Sercomtel launches NGN in Rolandia
Telemar to sell ten-year bonds worth USD500m on international market
Anatel approves PLC technology
Brazilian telco Oi to buy fibre-optic firm Eletronet
UOL: 2008 revenues up 48%, broadband base climbs 23%
Vivo looking to incorporate Telemig and delist unit’s shares
Oi (Telemar) secures USD300m Chinese loan
Brazilian mobile base totals 152.36m in February
NIB loans Embratel USD50m loan for network expansion
Oi to invest USD6 billion in fixed and mobile in 2009
TIM Brasil launches 3G with USD5 per day pre-paid plan
TIM Brasil reports USD128m profit in Q4
Oi announces restructuring process to consolidate Amazonia Celular
Anatel announces forthcoming 3G/WiMAX spectrum auction
Telesp posts strong fourth quarter results
Telefonica launches new IPTV service
Embratel's 2008 net profit down 22.4%
Strong subscriber growth boosts Vivo’s 4Q profit
Net Servicos to spend BRL1bn in 2009
BrT reports 42% drop in profits
TIM edges in on Intelig
aeiou hit as HiTS pulls out
GVT cuts investment target for 2009
Prosecutors file USD437m lawsuit against Telefonica
Telco, TI must launch bid on TIM Brasil minority shareholders
40% of fixed line users ported to GVT
Brazil: Vivo leads mobile market at end-2008
Oi sets sights on international expansion; targets Portuguese-speaking African markets
Oi completes BrT takeover
Brazil ports 119,000 numbers in 2008
Telefonica to invest USD846m in Brazil next year
Anatel OKs Oi’s BrT acquisition
BrT extends fibre service to residential user market
Claro rolls out 3G services to Ponta Grossa, Parana state
Anatel may place limitation on Oi’s BrT deal, paper says
Brazil: 147m active mobile connections at end-November
BrT unveils mobile TV service
Sercomtel Celular premieres 3G network
Newcomer WxBR ready to launch local WiMAX service
Nextel rolls out Openet’s FusionWorks Mediation product
More than 68,000 take advantage of NP
Telecom Italia: unveils USD1.16bn investment plan for TIM
Intelig offers pre-WiMAX service in Rio de Janeiro
Embratel, Transit to offer 1900MHz fixed-wireless services
TIM Brasil dismisses TI sale rumour
Oi confirms funds almost in place to complete BrT purchase
GVT rolls out fixed voice and internet services to Betim
Hughes to roll out WiMAX, Wi-Fi networks in Amazonas region
Lula approves telecoms law change
Brazilian cellcos request government help as credit crunch bites
Brazil: 144.8 million mobile phones in circulation at end-October
CTBC Q3 profits jump 77% to USD5.1m
Oi anticipates a green light from Lula on telecoms law change this week
Brazilian cellcos petition for more time to pay for UMTS licences
UOL announces 3Q08 results
Vivo’s Q3 earning rise sharply post Telemig takeover
Sercomtel announces wireless broadband, VoIP launch in Maringa
Net Servicos trials 60Mbps Rio service
TIM Brasil turns first profit in ’08 on subscriber gains
Oi reports 61.4% drop in Q3 net profit
GVT to invest USD4.4m in VoIP
Pay-TV, Speedy internet drive Telesp's Q3 profit growth
3G mobile base close to two million at end-September
Embratel posts 20% drop in third-quarter profits
Telefonica launches Sao Paulo WiMAX trial
Net Servicos reports third-quarter net loss
Oi launches in Sao Paulo ahead of schedule
Anatel gives green light to Oi’s BrT takeover
Vivo rolls out services to Pernambuco, Ceara states
BrT 3Q profit up 9% on subscriber growth
GVT posts a net loss in Q3
Nextel Brasil announces northeast expansion
Vivo seeks USD187m BNB loan for northeast expansion
Brazil: 140.78 million mobile lines connected at end-September
Brazil’s pay-TV expands 12.7%, broadband users total 2.1m at end-June
Regulator to hold public consultation on telecoms law amendment
Alog Data Centers win aeiou deal to host switching, services platform
Residential internet base topped 24.3m in August
Oi open for business in Sao Paulo; opts for SIM-only service at launch
TIM Brasil secures approval for USD779m funding from BNDES
Telecom Americas (Claro) extends coverage to Amapa, Roraima
Come on Jinny! Sercomtel interconnects 3G and TDMA networks
Brazil: 21,000 number portability requests in 21 days
Regulator authorises Embratel long-distance price hike
COPEL and BPL Global to begin broadband over power line trials in Brazil
Vivo launches HSUPA services in 27 Brazilian cities
Anatel: positive announcement on Telemar merger expected within a month
Brazil: 138 million active SIMs in August and counting
Anatel issues DTH pay-TV licence to Oi
Swarth Group to buy Dankner’s GVT stake
Brasil Telecom signs FMC infrastructure deal
Claro launches mobile TV service
Claro extends 3G to Minas Gerais
Wireless start-up launches commercial Sao Paulo service
Oi announces USD1.5bn unsecured bond issue
GVT expands broadband coverage in Brazil
Net purchases CATV rival ESC 90 Telecomunicacoes for USD58m
Power line broadband proposals to be discussed
Embratel grabs wireless broadband tender
Anatel: Vivo in pole position in July, but market share slips again
Oi buys 3.9m Tele Norte Celular preferred shares
Brazil broadband base passes ten million, says Cisco report
10,000 register for aeiou Sao Paulo tests
Intelbras launches new mobile handsets
Telemig Celular buys back USD550m in shares
Brazil reports 2.14m net mobile additions in July
GVT to test IPTV with Ericsson, Cisco
Oi targeting 21m subscribers by year-end
NII looks to Brazil expansion and 3G to continue growth
Anatel mulls adding broadband quality targets to telecoms law
TIM Brasil reports Q2 loss, trims full-year sales, profit forecasts
Anatel to launch NP in September
Unicel to launch in Sao Paulo in September
Cellcos team up to develop interoperable IM services
BrT looking to increase availability of PLC, IPTV service
Oi net profit down 47% in Q2
Anatel approves Intelig sale to Docas Investimentos
Nextel Brasil picks LHS for billing optimisation
UOL announces Q2 financial results
Vivo narrows second-quarter net loss
Anatel: rule change for Oi’s BrT takeover ready by September
Brazil’s telecoms industry contributed 6.2% of GDP in 2007
Telesp reports 2Q08 results
NII Holdings increases Brazilian network spend by USD100m
Embratel's 2Q profits fall 77%
Anatel approves fixed line tariff hikes
Oi snaps up USD599m worth of BrT preferred shares
Net Q2 earnings down 10% at USD17.4m
Vivo retains number one position in June, but market share slips again
Oi secures BRL4.3bn loan to fund BrT deal
BrT net profit up 75% on internet, mobile growth
GVT’s 2Q revenues, profit up
Mobile lines in service reach 133.2 million by end-June
Vivo could stump up USD597m to buy Telemig shares
TelComp requests delay on telecoms amendment hearings
Cordia unit awarded VoIP licence in Brazil
Oi (Telemar) to issue USD2.2bn worth of promissory notes
Claro extends 3G coverage
BrT unveils Wi-Fi fixed-mobile service
Net nets USD200m loan for Big TV
Telefonica to spend USD387m in broadband in 2008
Anatel to postpone analogue shut down?
Brazilian mobile base tops 130 million-mark
Anatel to increase fixed telephony rates by 4.46%
Brazil OKs Oi’s BrT purchase
Sercomtel forecasts strong subscriber growth on FlexTV partnership
Brazilian WiMAX tender called off by regulator
BrT launches 3G using Gemalto USIM
Neovia, Trellis team up to provide SMB internet/VoIP solution
Law change to allow BrT merger may take two months, paper says
European bank extends USD309m loan to TIM Brasil
Telefonica unit to invest USD384m in broadband
Telmex Internacional files preliminary prospectus ahead of listings
Oi hoovers up a further 18.8mn BrT preferred shares
Broadband connections up to 18.3 million by end-April
Oi, BrT to keep the status quo pending change to telecoms law
Telefonica Brazil inks fibre-optic deal with Ericsson
GVT launches fixed line, broadband services in Contagem, Minas Gerais
Brazil: 128 million active mobile lines at the end of April
NSN inks 3G network deal with TIM Brasil
Vivo snaps up USD315m worth of outstanding Telemig Celular stock
Oi to buy up BrT preferred shares
UOL reports 11% rise in 1Q net income
BrT to test hybrid Wi-Fi phone
BrT selects Ericsson for W-CDMA/HSPA, IMS
GVT prepares for IPTV launch, subject to law change
TIM Brasil reports widening Q1 loss
Lower house to discuss Oi's BrT purchase on 15 May
Oi's Q1 net profit up 42% y-o-y
BrT launches Brazilian 3G service
Vivo reports Q1 profits on strong subscriber growth
Mobile operators sign contracts for 3G licences
Oi targets 110 million subscribers within five years
Telesp Q1 profits dips to USD293 million
Oi completes BrT acquisition for USD3.5bn
Embratel gets green light for pay-TV
Embratel’s Star One unit launches C2 orbiter
Claro to spend USD1.2bn in 3G expansion
BrT reports rising Q1 profit on broadband sales
Transit Telecom helps municipalities drive down telephony costs
Vivo leads Brazilian mobile market, but share slips again in March
Net reports rising Q1 profit
Embratel reports 5.5% rise in Q1 turnover
TIM Brasil launches 3G in six state capitals; awards Ericsson deal for W-CDMA/HSPA kit
Oi launches country's first quadruple play offer
GVT reports strong first quarter
Oi wins Rio state tender
Broadband for schools programme launched
CTBC launches 3G
Anatel postpones 3G contract signing
Hits Telecom takes 49% stake in Unicel
TVA subs growth exceeds expectations
Vivo makes offer for remaining Telemig shares
Anatel to hold WiMAX consultation; awaits Telefonica ownership plan
Latest hiccup in Oi, BrT merger
Vivo completes Telemig purchase
BrT ups investment in 2008, increases focus on wireless coverage
Vex increases Wi-Fi coverage with 3G backhaul
Embratel to launch WiMAX in a dozen cities
Claro rolls out Comverse platforms to expand services
Anatel to shut down analogue networks in June
Brazil’s Oi and BrT deny striking deal
Vivo increases 2008 CAPEX to BRL6.07bn
Oi agrees deal to acquire BrT for USD4.6bn, paper says
Globalstar completes deal to acquire Brazilian service provider
Net throws down gauntlet with USD23 triple-play offer
Embratel to complete initial WiMAX deployment by month-end
Telemar, BrT discuss break-up fee if takeover fails, paper says
Brazil’s mobile base reaches 124 million at end-February
RNTW targets 200 cities for fixed telephony services
Vivo secures USD391m loan from EIB for GSM overlay
WiMAX provider WiNetworks sets up shop in Brazil
Telefonica’s Terra unit posts USD452m in revenue in 2007
Cisco study reveals 8.1 million broadband connections at end-2007
TIM Brasil posts strong full year results
Anatel gives green light to Oi's purchase of Amazonia Celular
Vivo gets involved with digital TV
Net Servicos expands high speed data and VoIP services
Oi fourth-quarter profits up 49%; debt down
Alca-Lu inks network support deal with BrT
Anatel gives green light to Globalstar for gateway purchase
UOL announces 2007 results; net income climbs 18%, broadband base up 35%
Vivo reports net loss of USD58m in 2007
Telesp's Q4 profit dips 11% on lower connections
BrT picks Ericsson, ZTE for 3G network equipment
Finep gives thumbs up to 19 new telecoms projects
Brazil braces itself for new mobile rules
Federal bank to provide USD1.44bn loan for Oi restructuring
Telemar's acquisition of Brasil Telecom nearing completion?
Docas to pay USD22mn for Intelig
Embratel: Q4 net profits dip 46% to USD53m
Net Servicos reports surging Q4 profits
Government mulls rule change for Vivo-TIM Brasil merger
TIM Brasil to partner Google in Brazil for 3G content
Oi, BrT confirm merger talks
BrT’s net income dips 23% in Q4
Telemar, BrT shareholders to ‘swap’ stakes
Intelig sold to Docas Investimentos
Regulator recommends Cade approve Oi, Way TV deal
Mobile base jumps 21% to 121 million in 2007
TI to up Brazilian investment in 2008
Claro inks VAS deal with Hanzo
Brasil Telecom picks Alca-Lu for BRL2bn network maintenance deal
GVT launches RFP for VoD
Telemar to sell USD2.3bn of bonds to fund BrT purchase, paper says
BrT refutes talk of imminent Oi merger announcement
Oi closes in on Brasil Telecom
Telemar to buy back USD1.4bn worth of shares
Regulator to discuss ramifications of Oi, Way TV tie-up
Net board OKs USD200m bond issue
Citigroup plans to sell Brasil Telecom stake, paper says
Oi buys Amazonia Celular for USD66.9 million to improve 3G focus
Telcos pay USD2.9 billion for Brazilian 3G licences
3G auction update
3G auction starts with a bang as operators pay a premium for licences
Mobile ownership reaches 116.3 million in November
Ericsson wins TIM 3G network deal in Sao Paulo
Vodafone is nuts about Brazil
Eight bidders line up for 3G licence auction
AM will bid for Brazilian 3G licences
BrT launches IPTV with UTStarcom
Anatel tightens up rules for mobile operators
Telefonica to launch 30Mbps broadband service
Net Servicos targets growth repeat
Claro extends 3G network coverage
Telecom Italia finalises Brasil Telecom sale
Alca-Lu wins IP network order from Brasil Telecom
Regulator expects 100% mobile coverage by end-2009
Net Servicos ditches Vivax brand, launches comprehensive service portfolio
Telcos to get access to TV market
Vivo loses market share in October
Embratel unveils USD600mn WiMAX investment
Embratel successfully launches Star One C1 satellite
Telefonica Brazil selects Juniper routing platform
Government to launch USD289mn broadband tender next month
AM to launch 3G mobile services in Brazil
Sercomtel launches Comverse billing solution
CTBC high speed internet users up 72.7% in Q3
TMN and Vivo boost PT
Telemig kicks off Belo Horizonte 3G service
UOL net profit up 36% y-o-y in Q3
Telemig reports 8.1% rise in Q3 profit
Amazonia Celular narrows net loss in Q3
Telesp sees 3Q profit dip
TIM Brasil reports increasing losses
Subscriber gains help Vivo swing into third quarter profit
Oi net profits up 136% in Q3
Anatel confirms approval of Telesp’s TVA purchase
Vivo approves USD360 million EIB loan for network expansion
3G bidding rules now on sale - Anatel
Telecom America (Claro) to invest USD1.1 billion in 2008
Anatel approves Vivo’s Telemig purchase
BrT net income up 135% in Q3
Anatel says Telefonica must keep Vivo, TIM separate
Brazil’s mobile base approaches 113 million-mark in September
AM lines up for 3G auction; keen to invest in the north
Net Servicos Q3 earnings up more than 300%
Anatel reveals 3G licence rules
Anatel to review Telefonica’s Telecom Italia deal
Telemig Celular picks Veraz for bandwidth optimisation between MSCs
Unicel wins licence to operate 900MHz service
Telesp secures USD1.1bn loan from BNDES
GVT reverses net loss in Q3
TIM Brasil, Garmin to unveil navigation solution for Blackberry
Oi to launch IPTV in Q1 2008, papers say
CTBC unveils NGN plans
Anatel rules out early 3G launch for Telemig, Claro
BrT picks Alcatel-Lucent for WiMAX rollout in three cities
Telefonica says 90% of broadband users to have 1Mbps by year-end
Anatel to discuss Telefonica’s TI takeover on 17 October
Copel to launch BPL venture in Parana before year end
PT would be interested in Telefonica’s Vivo stake – CEO
BrT launches Brasilia IPTV service
Anatel raises USD188m in round one of spectrum auction
Ola Oi! Telco starts 2G auction with Sao Paulo win
Regulator says number portability in place by 1 March 2009
Brazil’s mobile user base close to 111m – Anatel
Oi agrees USD360m loan to expand broadband in Brazil
Vivo looks for licences to gain nationwide coverage
Anatel: deadline for mobile licence bids set at 18 Sep
GVT announces Minas Gerais residential services launch
Claro to take control of Amazonia Celular from Vivo, paper says
Regulator to rubber-stamp Telefonica’s TI deal in October, or sooner?
Claro looking at pre-Xmas 3G launch
Anatel drops Telefonica / Telecom Italia discussion from meeting
Mobile start-up Unicel plans commercial launch before year end
TIM sees fixed line launch by year-end, papers say
BrT plans September launch for IPTV
Oi and BrT can merge if they stay Brazilian
Telpart approves sale of Telemig, Amazônia
BrT looking to generate 10% of revenues from VAS next year
UOL 2Q profits up 84% driven by subscriber gains
Telemar delays auction for Tele Norte Leste
Oi keen to push through merger with Brasil Telecom
Oi seeks merger with BrT, papers say
Telemig to launch 3G in Belo Horizonte by December
Vivo’s Telemig, Tele Norte deal could create synergies of around USD494m
Profits jump at PT
Vivo offers USD639 million for stakes in Telemig, Tele Norte
Neovia inks USD30m deal with Redline for WiMAX
Brasil Telecom: 2Q net profits up 39%
Amazonia and Telemig report results; Vivo buys 19.34%, 22.72% stakes
Vivo confirms Telemig, Tele Norte bid, but no deal as yet
Oi announces USD150m for IPTV trial
Oi reports 65% rise in profits, lower debt
AM in hunt for Telemig Celular, Amazonia Celular
TIM to set aside USD1.02bn for 3G, WiMAX licences
TIM reverses loss in Q2, reports profits of USD18.4m
Telesp Q2 net profit down 13% to USD327m
Net Serviços to upgrade 100,000 households in São Paulo
Vivo: net loss narrows to USD60m in Q2
Embratel Q2 net income up at USD269m
Brazil to increase fixed line rates by up to 2.2%
Telesp gets green light to purchase TVA stake, subject to conditions
Net nets loss in Q2
TI sells Brasil Telecom stake for USD515m, paper says
GVT reports net profit of USD23.5 million in Q2
Mobile penetration hits 56% as subscriber numbers top 107m mark
NSN to develop Oi’s IPTV infrastructure
TI tipped to sell Brasil Telecom stake this week
Regulator sets October date for 3G bidding rules
TI sale of Brasil Telecom could be on the cards, paper says
Telemig, Amazônia owners to assess bids by 16 July, paper says
Telefónica linked with EUR3b bid for Vivo
UOL inks deal with Transit to support VoIP launch
Going WiMAX in Brazil
Anatel postpones Telefónica-TVA decision
ABR appointed to oversee number portability
Unicel set to receive additional investment as it prepares for take-off
Fresh calls for Fust to aid broadband deployment
Telefónica interested in acquiring Telemig, sources say
Vivo stops the rot: improves market share for first time since Apr 2003
Oi Conta Total users top 318k mark in May
Egypt’s Orascom ends BrT talks
Oi studies possible Telemig bid
Government minister against unified licence plan
Anatel awards TIM Brasil fixed line telephony licence
Call for universal broadband access
Brasil Telecom to increase ADSL2+ reach
PT confirms Brazilian talks ended
Oi rejects PT offer; Portuguese watchdog wants explanation
3G auction could get under way in 2008, says Anatel
Portugal Telecom scoffs at rumours it is buying Telemar
Vivo wants nationwide coverage, says Granadeiro
PT hints at possible Telemar bid
Vivo secures USD772m loan from the BNDES for GSM overlay
Telefónica would keep TIM, Vivo separate - for now
Vivo’s market share slips again in April
BrT to offer mobile WiMAX; also exploring PLC launch
Anatel says Net Serviços can acquire Vivax
Telcos to offer low-cost broadband services
Broadband users top six million, says vendor
Vivo reports 1Q results
Telefónica set to run into regulatory obstacles?
Sister companies Telemig and Amazônia report first quarter results
3G in Brazil: licences this year, launches next year?
Speculation mounts over Telefónica’s Brazil plans
GVT’s 1Q net loss net loss rises sharply on higher expenses
Telemar (Oi) reports rising profits on lower debt, interest rates
Telefónica and PT confirm Vivo talks; deny plan for one to leave
BrT reports rising revenues and EBITDA in Q1
Embratel posts 3% rise in Q1 profits
Anatel: Vivo retains top spot in mobile market at end-March
Net Q1 earnings up 250% y-o-y
Anatel highlights ‘obstacles’ barring possible sale of TI stake to América Móvil or Telefónica
Vivo to invest USD851 million in 2007
Embratel secures USD300m loan from IDB for network expansion
Anatel rubber stamps Unicel’s São Paulo licence
Swarth snaps up 9.4% of GVT common shares
More communities to get broadband via satellite
Anatel aiming for WiMAX auction relauch
Tellfree expands to Paraisópolis
Anatel approves law for municipal Wi-Fi access
Amazônia reports widening losses in 2006; Telemig profits down
Government considers appeal of Anatel’s ruling over Telemar’s Way TV purchase
Ericsson wins 3G network order from Telemig Celular
Cellcos win spectrum to deliver services to unserved communities in Minas Gerais
Pay-TV association moves to block Telefónica's TVA purchase
Vivo’s pre-paid service attracts 300,000 GSM users in three months
Regulator opposes Telemar's Way TV takeover
Unicel’s licence bid gets the thumbs up from Anatel committee
Brasil Telecom rolls out quad-play in Brasilia, Campo Grande
Brasil Telecom predicts rising profits in 2007
Telemar Q4 profits up on lower debt, expenses
Fixed, mobile number portability gets thumbs up from Anatel
Mobile and broadband push Telecom Italia
Pay-TV firm teams up with Nortel to trial WiMAX network in Brazil
TIM Brasil narrows net loss to USD142 million in 2006
Orascom confirms interest in acquiring Brasil Telecom stake
IPO raises USD505 million to fund GVT’s network expansion
Telemar to extend Oi brand to all services
Telemig Celular selects RADCOM to monitor cellular, VoIP service quality
UOL posts net profit of USD43.6 million in 2006
Brazil had 4.7 million ‘blocked’ cellphones at end-2006
Telefónica Brazil posts 10.8% rise in 2006 net profit
Cellco launches converged fixed-mobile service, Oi Flex
TI rejects all offers for TIM Brasil as Telefónica shows interest
Global Village Telecom IPO gets under way
Vivax net profit doubles to USD37.6 million in 2006
Embratel reports 39% drop in FY profits
Vivo swings into profit in Q4
Telefónica confident of seizing control at Vivo
Unicel emerges as sole bidder for São Paulo GSM concession
Pay-TV operator Net reports 35% fall in FY2006 earnings
Merrill Lynch to coordinate sale of Telemig and Amazonia Celular
Brasil Telecom reverses losses, cuts investments
Neovia to invest USD15 million in certified WiMAX network
Intelig picks Juniper for IP/MPLS router upgrade
Wi-Fi operator Vex aims for 2,000 hotspots this year
GVT to raise USD311 million via IPO
Telefónica to spend USD7 billion over four years on Brazilian ops.
Mobile base swells to 99.92 million in December
Anatel halts GSM auction to review Unicel bid
TI scoffs at rumours of TIM Brasil, BrT merger
Power company begins tests of PLC-based internet services in São Paulo
Telecom Italia plans to keep hold of TIM Brazil, papers say
Mobile phone association says consolidation ‘inevitable’
TI backs away from sale of TIM Brasil
Telemar shareholders reject restructuring plan yet again
Slim raises offer for TIM Brasil to USD10 billion
BrT to study implementing 3G network over 1800MHz band
Intelig Telecom picks Juniper to upgrade core network
Qualcomm predicts 1H07 for Brazil’s auction of 3G spectrum
Net Serviços completes stage one of Vivax acquisition
Telcos to spend less on networks in 2007, says Abeprest
Vivo’s GSM network tests under way
Telemar cancels meeting for a third time
Government to provide broadband access to every municipality by end-2007
Fiat sells Brazilian telecoms unit to BT Group
Power utility to test PLC technology
Has TIM Brasil been sold to América Móvil?
Mobile user base tops 96.6 million at end-October
ZTE wins deal to support Transit Telecom’s PHS launch
Telemig Celular reports 40.8% drop in Q3 profits
Telesp reports 14.4% rise in third quarter profits
Federal court to make decision on WiMAX licences in December
TI receives two unsolicited bids for TIM Brasil
Telemar meeting fails to approve restructuring plan
América Móvil linked with possible TIM Brasil bid
Telmex ups stake in Embratel
CEO says there is no timeline for the sale of Telemig Celular
TIM Brasil reports net profits; TI receives offer
Brasil Telecom reports strong rises in 3Q EBITDA, net revenues
Telefónica buys TVA stake from Grupo Abril
Vivo’s 3Q losses widen on higher costs, lower growth
Telemar’s net income dips on higher interconnection costs
Embratel posts Q3 loss
Telcomp calls for inquiry into Telemar's Way Brasil acquisition
Net reports net profits of USD11.4 million in Q3
Anatel approves TI, BrT deal
Brazilian government accused of failing to utilise telecoms fund
Mobile phone ownership reached 95.9 million in September
State to invest USD353 million in digital inclusion programme
Brasil Telecom, TI given 22 days to resolve wireless licence dilemma
Brasil Telecom to get USD972 million loan from BNDES
TIM Participaçoes encourages fixed-mobile substitution
Embratel awards Nortel fixed wireless contract
Telesp CEO says fixed line telcos need WiMAX rights
Telemar abandons US IPO
TIM to offer fixed-mobile service
Grupo Algar in hunt for TI’s Brasil Telecom stake
Claro and Net Serviços mull plans for quadruple-play services
Anatel called to task over WiMAX auction delay
PingPong acquires VoIP rival Vonar
Brasil Telecom expresses interest in TIM Brasil assets
Telefónica to decommission 90,000 payphones in São Paulo
TI moves to media
Federal court halts WiMAX auction
Fixed line operators can participate in WiMAX auction
Anatel approves plan for mobile number portability in 2008
Anatel to try and curb powers of dominant providers
Mobile number portability on its way
Brasil Telecom states fixed mobile ambitions
Ericsson confirms position as lead supplier for Vivo GSM overlay
Brasil Telecom awards Siemens EUR75 million contract
Brasil Telecom awards Convergys five-year convergent billing contract
Telemar restructuring hit by securities regulator ruling
Vivo awards GSM contract to Huawei
GSM operators make inroads into CDMA/TDMA market share
Regulator dismisses government call to delay WiMAX auction
Amazônia Celular reports Q2 loss, Telemig’s revenues drop 38%
Gloves off in fight for Vivo
Anatel points to mobile ‘black hole’
UOL profits down 37% in Q2
Vivo shares down 39% since merger
Minas Gerais government stumps up USD91.5 million for mobile improvements
BrT 2Q profits up on strong mobile sales and lower costs
Operators challenge WiMAX bidding rules
Telemar to purchase Way Brasil
Oi boosts Telemar's second quarter results
Way Brasil auction attracts Net, Oi
Embratel reports 41% rise in 2Q profit
TIM Brazil reduces losses on back of strong EBITDA performance
Brazil mobile subs fall after Vivo changes counting policy
Vivo losses widen
Ericsson looks most likely for massive Vivo contract
Anatel publishes tender rules for 3.5GHz, 10.5GHz bands
Telemar to pick IPTV platform next month
Nextel rolls out network to Porto Alegre
BrT rumoured to be holding talks to buy Intelig
Anatel launches 3G consultation
Anatel to cut DLD rates by 2.7%
Amazônia Celular to post net profit in 2006
Terra snaps up AOLA subscriber base
TIM Brasil abandons stock sale; blames market conditions
Vivo puts timeframe on GSM overlay
GVT abandons plans for secondary share offering
Fund approves Embratel’s USD100 million loan
Vivo discusses GSM overlay plans with vendors
Brazilian mobile users top 92.4 million in May
Claro finalises restructuring plan
WiMAX in Porto Alegre
Telmex opts to pursue remaining Embratel shares
GlobeTel to deploy Brazilian VoIP network
Global Crossing wins IP transit services contract from CTBC
Regulator to hold public consultation on 3G before September
Telefónica mulls purchase of PT's Vivo stake
Oi to stop offering handset subsidies for prepaid users
Vivo selects Lucent for CDMA expansion contract
Claro to promote consumer PoC service
Intelig sets July as finish date for NGN tests
BrT looks to new services to combat falling DLD revenues
Gilat deploys SkyEdge VSAT network for Telefónica Brazil
Telemig’s 1Q net losses narrow to USD13.7 million
Cableco Vivax reports a threefold increase in Q1 profits
Olà for Oi! Ends first year with 200,000 subscribers
Telmex in hunt for Embratel shares
BrT says TIM merger could still go ahead
Brasil Telecom reports 26% drop in profits in Q1
Vivo plans to merge all units into Global Telecom
Brazil’s Vivo posts BRL179 million loss in 1Q
Brasil Telecom to launch fixed-mobile convergence services
Telecom Italia will not buy Brasil Telecom from Opportunity
Brasil Telecom selects 2Wire for enhanced broadband service
Telemar Q1 profit down 25%; plans to invest USD1.2 billion in 2006
Mobile users top 89.4 million
Telemar announces restructuring plans
GVT to use IPO to pay debt, fund expansion and increase capital
AOL raises USD541 million from auction
Banco Opportunity wins ruling in Brasil Telecom lawsuit
Portugal Telecom bid for Telemar unlikely in short term
Telemar, Brasil Telecom hold talks with Sky
Dial-up to broadband migration inching forward slowly
Mobile market to pass 100 million barrier before end 2006
Job losses at Telefónica
Brasil Telecom to raise USD775 million in bonds and financing
Vivo completes restructuring exercise
Brazil’s WiMAX market tipped for rapid growth
Spectrum sale offers Vivo chance for nationwide coverage
CVM sells part of TCO stake
TNL PCS (Oi) awards Huawei GSM expansion contract
Telemar says no to Ola offer
Pay TV operator Net to offer local, DLD telephony services
Banco Opportunity members expelled from Telemig/Tele Norte Celular boards
New study reports 20% rise in internet users
Amazônia Celular losses reach USD19.9 million in 2005
Brasil Telecom enters mediation process re: TIM merger agreements
Terra tops two million subscribers, end-2005
Telemar launches residential VoIP service
Telemar beats quarterly profits forecast
TVA and Samsung start WiMAX trials in São Paulo
Motorola wins EV-DO network expansion deal from Vivo
Anatel to amend law with pulse-minute change
Telemar announces USD995 million debenture plan
Regulator nullifies results of GSM auction
Government bill aims to help low income users
Anatel wants Vivo to have national coverage
Sonae to bid for control of Vivo?
Brasil Telecom to launch IPTV
Telesp Celular net losses reach USD424 million in 2005
Brasil Telecom’s mobile arm posts USD281 million loss in 2005
Revenues up at NII
Anatel receives sole application for São Paulo mobile licence
Telesp reports 16.5% rise in net income, in line with expectations
Vivo picks supplier for digital content
Oi president predicts 100 million mobile users in 2006
Telmex to invest USD570 million in Brazil in 2006
Brasil Telecom requires USD139 million to carry out pulses to minutes switch
Embratel back in black, but 4Q losses worse than expected
Brasil Telecom tests UTStarcom’s fixed-wireless system
Brasil Telecom sheds 12% of workforce, ramps up broadband service
Telecom Rio de Janeiro hops on board with First Hop SMS platform
Vivo signs 1xEV-DO contract with Lucent
Brasil Telecom enters VoIP market with VoipFone launch
Government to launch Digital TV by September
VoIP operator aims for 60,000 users by year end
Brazil sees 12.4% rise in residential internet users
Viva, Vivo! Cellco retains top spot in busy mobile market
Brazil’s mobile base grew 31.4% in 2005, but signs suggest market is slowing
Telemar launches high speed internet access in São Paulo
Regulator rubber stamps Vivo restructuring
Fixed line telcos make a fuss over Fust
Telemar offers new DLD service at up to 45% off
Vivo needs GSM network
Alcatel expands presence in Brazil
Infrastructure investments too low says Abdib
Mobile coverage reaches 88.6%
Anatel signs concession contracts
Brasil Telecom plans VoIP launch in New Year
Brasil Telecom raises investments
Telefonica prioritises ‘Speedy’ ADSL
Anatel extends fixed line concession date
CTBC wants to double revenues by 2010
Claro to sell cheap phones
TEM/PT to cut Brazilian investments?
Number portability expected in 2007
Telemar claims 100,000 broadband users
Terra launches VoIP
Neovia wants 50,000 customers by end-2006
GVT wants 100,000 VoIP customers
Anatel sets fixed line rates
Belo Horizonte plans WiMAX pilot
Vivo restructures units
Telemar, Net2Phone to offer VoIP
Vivo to promote 3G for Christmas
Claro allowed in Minas Gerais
Skype launches in Brazil
Low income users account for 40% of prepaid users
Anatel to sign new fixed line licences on 7 December
Oi plans USD71 million Minas Gerais investment
Motorola to launch hybrid mobile phone
Embratel to use Net’s network
Net launches broadband
Non-cable subscribers to get broadband
No social telephone agreement says Anatel
PT denies spat with Telefonica
GVT wants to increase Rio market share
Anatel agrees ‘social telephone’ plan
Mobile users rise 24%
Telemar modifies contracts to enable VoIP
Moody’s to review, and possibly upgrade, Embratel
900,000 broadband subscribers for Brasil Telecom
Vivo expands in Parana
M-Pay to install phone-operated vending machines
Anatel to approve fixed line licences
BenQ to keep Siemens brand in Brazil
Net Servicos reports Q3 loss
Promising Q3 for Telemig
Brazil boosts Telecom Italia figures
New president for Anatel
Avaya, T-Systems launch VoIP
Speedy to get speedier; 150,000 economy lines for sale
Nortel completes Vivo’s 1x expansion; Claro to enter Minas Gerais
TIM profit up; Telesp loss widens
Brasil Telecom to launch VoIP on 1 December
Motorola/Vivo sign expansion deal
Vivo deploys Nortel 3G solutions
GVT wins USD52.8 million loan
Embratel reports USD24 million net profit
Intelig to launch VoIP
Brasil Telecom posts 3Q loss
Telefonica to launch VoIP in 2006
Net Servicos to offer faster broadband
Anatel puts 3.5Ghz and 10.5Ghz licences up for sale
Vivo expects 130,000 Pantech handsets by year-end
80 million mobile users at end September
New rules for WiMax
Brasil Telecom denies reports
3Com launches VoIP
Brasil Telecom launches triple-play
UOL to hold IPO
Verso partners with M13 to boost VoIP coverage
Telemar contracts Nokia for fixed mobile convergence
Huawei aims for Latin growth
Embratel to buy stake in pay-TV operator
Anatel proposed new mobile regs
Financial groups gain control of BrT
Operators agree to discount phone services
Citigroup, pension funds to take control of Brasil Telecom?
Minister wants 50% cut in fixed line subscription charge
Government prepared satellite program
Citigroup, pension funds reject TIM offer
BNDES approves loan for TIM
Telemar links up with iBasis
SGC considers triple play
StarOne to launch satellite/radio internet service
Cellcos sign MMS interconnection deal
Embratel to launch new services by end year
Telemig gains 50,000 customers in Minas Gerais
Mobile users reach 78.9 million
Vivo posts Q2 loss
Neovia to expand network
Embratel, Intelig claims dismissed
Brasil Telecom selects Intellisync for mobile platform
Anatel wants new rules for pre-paid users
GVT launches cheaper VoIP
Claro gets USD2.95 billion
TIM to implement 90-day prepaid expiry date
Brasil Telecom GSM plans mobile email
Impsat to expand network
Claro, Vivo account for 70% of mobile users
Anatel expects 3G by 2009; prepares to sell new GSM licences
Brazil receives 220 applications for telecentres
Claro to launch credit cards; Gradiente to roll out MP3 phone
Telefonica rolls out economy lines
Citigroup, pension funds want control of Brasil Telecom in 30 days
Anatel plans new fixed line rules
TVA and Intel plan WiMAX launch
No regulations for VoIP
Arvana to launch VoIP services
Nortel plans 3G trial
Siemens to offer WLAN systems in Brazil
Lucent to expand Vivo’s 3G network
Operators say they will cut fees
1.5 million customers for Brasil Telecom GSM
Court stops Citigroup/pension funds deal
Telemar restructures debt
Sony Ericsson expects to sell two million handsets this year
Vivo contracts Intellisyn for e-mail platform
Mobile users reach 76.6 million
3G licences to go up for sale next year
Mobile phone exports up
TSS authorised to launch in Brazil; UTStarcom creates triple play platform
Brasil Telecom signs up 800,000 broadband users
Embratel buys Primesys
Amazonia cuts net loss
Telemig and Amazonia sign roaming deal with Claro
Telefonica launches prepaid WiFi
Brasil Telecom asks SEC to investigate Citigroup
Hip Telecom launches VoIP over Yahoo!
Court rules to keep monthly fees
Embratel and Brasil Telecom win university contracts
EBITDA grows for TVA
Anatel will fight court ruling
Icatel wants 20% of VoIP market
Poor Q2 results for cellcos
BNDES freeing up USD693 million for telecoms projects
TI must resolve Brazil dispute by October 2006
TIM’s Brazilian unit reports strong profits on mobile gains
Vivo to deploy Nortel next-generation solution
Vivo gets Flash
Telesp losses widen in second quarter
Brasil Telecom reports promising results
Fixed line charges could fall
Telemar fined USD572 million
LG to open up new factory in Sao Paulo
Telemar to raise rates
Embratel challenges Telefonica contract
Mobile operators add 1.78 million users in June
Telefonica wins multi-service network contract
Vivo expects 300,000 EV-DO customers by end 2005
Previ looking to sell Brasil Telecom stake to TI
Telemar to launch TVoIP
Anatel looks to eliminate pulses
Pantech expects USD60 million in revenues
Hip launches VoIP; Amazonia starts loyalty program
Oi/Brasil Telecom sign roaming data agreement
Anatel lifts TIM/Brasil Telecom dispute deadline
Vivo launches 3G for handsets
TIM gets USD560 million loan
Mobile sales up 40% – 50%
Telefonica to invest USD21 million
TI will not sell BrT stake; Anatel postpones ‘bill and keep’
TI may exit Brasil Telecom; Anatel gets budget hike
Vivo appoints new chairman; Telemar faces law suit
Anatel says mobile market needs USD1.5 billion
Post paid customers grow 5.7% in Q1
Internet usage rises to 17 hours in May
Vivo contracts Lucent for 1X network expansion
New licences will not include number portability
iBest revenues reach USD27.8 million
Operators challenge cable burial law
Antel wants to auction 3G licences before end-2005
Anatel may extend Brasil Telecom/TI deadline
TVA launches VoIP home service
Fust gets USD1.7 billion; Anatel faces crisis
Ericsson to expand Vivo’s network
36% of international calls are VoIP
Anatel to publish new rates by 1 July
Telemig gains 3% market share
Sao Paulo wants Telefonica to bury cables
Anatel approves interconnection agreement
Claro’s profit margin reduced
Government to invest BRL12.5 million in digital TV
Congress mulls new bill to scrap monthly charge
Telemar secures USD89 million loan
3G licensing to start in 2006?
Speedy wants a million broadband users by June
Brasil Telecom GSM wants 1.5 million users by end-year
PT, Téléfonica say Vivo share sale report is just a rumour
PT looking to sell Vivo stake
New Vivo executives named
Oi wants 65,000 broadband users by end year
Vivo and Ericsson sign deal
Mobile users reach 70.79 million
Brazil Telecom and TI to merge mobile units
First Brazil profit boosts Telmex first quarter results
America Móvil reports small growth for Q1
68.6 million mobile customers at end March
Drop in profit for Brasil Telecom; up for Embratel
Claro and Telemig get green light for Minas Gerais launch
Anatel approves CVC/Opportunity decision
Cico accused of conspiracy
Anatel to hike fixed-to-mobile calls
Anatel rules on 2.4GHz frequency band
Mobile competition heats up
Intelig to invest USD7.2 million in 2005
Government plans digital expansion
Citigroup ruling helps Brasil Telecom shares
Revenues up 20% for LogicaCMG
67.4 million mobile customers
America Movil wants to boost Brazilian share
TIM Brasil launches SMS to e-mail service
Telemar net profit up 253% in 2004
Motorola to up investment in Brazil
Telemar to launch new dial up ISP
66.6 million mobile users in Brazil
Siemens aiming for 25% of Latin American PBX market
Oi achieves 80% subscriber growth
Citigroup resolves legal dispute: clears way to pull out of telecoms fund
Mobile subscribers grow 41% to 65.6 million in 2004
Brasil Telecom reaches half a million mobile landmark
Telefónica announces USD911 million Brazilian investment
Anatel to discuss 3G options in 2005
Telemar outlines investment plans
Telmex gets green light for Brazilian cable deal
Embratel to spend USD600 million on satellites
Vivo hoping for Christmas present
Telecoms investment tipped to top USD4 billion in 2004
Lucent rolls out Vivo’s CDMA2000 1x network in Sergipe
Telefónica wants its MTV
Net profit down for TIM, but beats expectations
Telemig reports net income hike, despite deflated revenues
Brasil Telecom: third quarter profit dip after mobile investment
Brazilian competition hits PT
Brasil Telecom dispute nears resolution?
Telesp Celular: sales up, but so are losses
Nokia bags USD115 million Oi deal
Vivo launches 3G over 1x EV-DO
Trellis to launch VoIP
TV Cidade selects Net2Phone to deliver VoIP
Mobile market booms as investment grows
Nokia reaps rewards of music sponsorships
Telemig and Claro win spectrum
Telemar’s broadband base booms
GVT expecting 150k VoIP subs by 2006
GVT gets VoIP
Two bids received for wireless concessions
Power company to launch internet services
Oi to achieve national GPRS coverage by December
Vivo trials 3G service, while Brasil Telecom prepares to launch
Brasilcel to launch tender
Vivo looking to up local holdings
VoIP saves utility 30%
CTBC plans to boost long-distance card sales
Brazil decision goes Telecom Italia’s way
Telemar returns to profit, but debt swells
Only two applications received for mobile licences
Ministry hopes to reach agreement with telcos on price hike
Net profit grows by 95% for Telesp
Telemig to spend USD100 million on GSM technologies
Telmex inks USD400 million deal for Embratel
BNDES funds Brasil Telecom for network improvements
Anatel reports 54 million mobile phones - and climbing
Telemar plans co-billing system
Minister holds meeting over rate increases
US to sign satellite agreement with EU
Comms Minister under fire over second national operator tender
Anatel approves Embratel sale
Telemar on the lookout for deals
TIM to boost network in Brazil
Wireless subs top 52 million
Telewest restructuring approved
Vivo in talks to buy five million handsets
Ericsson anticipating steady growth in demand
Citigroup mulling Brazil exit
Anatel mulls 450MHz rules
TIM to merge units
Vivo contracts Lucent for EV-DO
Embratel aims to double customer base by December
US company DSLi gets green light for Vox service
Brazilians spend the most time on the internet
Brasil Telecom to buy 63% of Internet Group
Anatel unbundling decision welcomed by operators
Telefónica contracts Lucent for ADSL rollout
Intelig awards expansion contract to China’s Huawei
Profits fall for Brasil Telecom
Telemar profits double...well almost!
Analysts expecting thumbs up for Embratel sale
Vivo pleased with Q1 results
49.14 million mobile subscribers at end March
Telmex increases Embratel bid
Calais makes third offer for Embratel
Unbundling rules due within weeks
Telmex: no increase in Embratel bid
Cable TV operators look to voice market
Calais enhances Embratel offer
Hispamar plans July lift-off
Police to investigate Brasil Telecom ownership
Telecom Italia refuses to budge over Brasil Telecom
Battle for control of Embratel rumbles on
Anti-trust body rules TI must withdraw from Brasil Telecom
MCI offloads Embratel stake to Telmex for USD360 million
Anatel may delay SCD licensing
Brazil telecoms: All the news that’s fit to print!
Finance Ministry blocks TI’s plans
Easytone to launch VoIP services
GVT to expand long-distance services
Telemig outlines migration costs
Citigroup under increasing pressure in battle for Brasil Telecom
Change in regulatory landscape to precede broadband licence auction
Telesp to utilise IP for half its long-distance traffic
Lucent conducts CDMA450 trial
Siemens pumps USD40 million into Brazilian operation
Minister’s comments prompt Embratel share slide
Vivo plans high speed wireless broadband trials
CTBC sets June as date for DLD service launch
Telesp profits soar on broadband success
Embratel satellite subsidiary more than doubles profits
Vivo: same again in 2004
Brasil Telecom: new services to boost 2004 sales
TIM subsidiary enjoys bumper year
Profit falls for Embratel
Telemar back in the black thanks to tax break
Flat results for Intelig
Embratel to open doors to potential bidders
Brasil Telecom cleared to run mobile services
TCP to challenge CVM over TRO offer
Geodex enters bid for Embratel
Vivo signs contract with Lucent
Anatel chief quits amid growing government intervention storm
Active mobile handsets top 43 million
Sercomtel launches GSM in Londrina
Brasilcel close to TCO acquisition
Telmex bids for stake in Embratel
Telmex bids for stake in Embratel
Telos seeks control of Embratel
Telemar predicts USD8.6 billion in revenues for 2003
Anatel approves sale of Vesper
Brasil Telecom and Telecom Italia in public row
Nine in race for contracts with nation’s largest bank
The problem of overcapacity
Telecoms fund to provide between ten and 30 new licences
Vivo selects Motorola for cdma2000 1X network
TNL narrows net loss
TCP reduces quarterly losses by nearly 75% and looks forward to a return to the black
Embratel looks to expand
Brasil Telecom investor thrown out of investment fund
América Móvil to expand presence in Brazil
América Móvil to expand presence in Brazil
Brasil Telecom to cut spending
Airspan wins fixed wireless contract from Sinos
Embratel finalises ATTL offer
Embratel to acquire ATTL
BCP acquisition will lift América Móvil to second place
Siemens announces USD110 million R&D investment in Brazil
Telecom Americas to adopt Claro brand
Global expands services to Brazil
Qualcomm to sell Vesper to Embratel
Brasil Telecom firms up wireless plans
Embratel to buy Vesper?
TNE losses double as Oi launch costs mount
Telecom Italia plans to up its Brasil Telecom stake
Telemig Celular profit grows as real appreciates
Embratel to take BRL101 million charge in Q2
Vivo companies may merge
PCS customers to choose long-distance carrier
Anatel on crash course with government over price hikes
TIM reveals Brazilian GSM rollout plans
Recent regulations unclear
Siemens wins GSM/EDGE contact from America Móvil
América Móvil to revamp Brazilian networks
GVT quits telco association
Brasil Telecom price hikes cause profits to double
Embratel back in black
Telesp expands beyond Sao Paulo
Costs at Oi dent Tele Norte 1Q profits
Qualcomm cuts back at Vesper
Gains on the foreign exchange contribute to Telemig profits leap
GSM operator Oi rapidly gaining ground on rivals
Anatel says no to 1900MHz band
Vivo launches as Brazil’s largest mobile operator
Brasil Telecom to launch wireless services in 2H03
Carrier’s carrier Electronet files for bankruptcy
América Móvil looks to boost presence in Brazil
América Móvil looks to boost presence in Brazil
Oi looking to expand through BCP acquisition
Profits rise by 70% for Brasil Telecom Participaçoes
Brasil Telecom to launch mobile services
ITXC sets sights on Brazil
Brasilcel to expand customer base with acquisition of TCO