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Brazilian villages get LTE via Hughes satellite service

Brazilian villages get LTE via Hughes satellite service

Further evidence of the continuing importance of satellites in extending the reach of mobile services come from Brazil where satcoms equipment and services giant Hughes has announced the successful three-month pilot of what it calls a new Community LTE service in five villages

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Anatel clears Oi Movel spectrum transfer

Anatel clears Oi Movel spectrum transfer

Brazilian operators Claro Brasil, Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) and TIM Brasil are set to take control of the spectrum licences currently held by Oi Movel, after the country’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) granted approval for the transfer.

Mexico’s Telcel cleared to roll out 5G

Mexico’s Telcel cleared to roll out 5G

Telecommunications giant America Movil has indicated that its rollout of 5G in Mexico may happen this year after a significant ruling from the country’s regulator the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT).

Support grows for an end to roaming charges in Latin America

Support grows for an end to roaming charges in Latin America

After news that Peru and Ecuador have indicated that they support the proposal of the Andean Committee of High Telecommunications Authorities (CAATEL) to extend the elimination of international roaming costs in the Andean region to the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, who – or

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Oi Movel sale cleared by Anatel

Oi Movel sale cleared by Anatel

Brazilian regulator Anatel unanimously approved the sale of Oi’s mobile unit Oi Movel to a consortium of its former rivals in a vote held on 31st January.

Is IoT giant Sigfox about to become disconnected?

Is IoT giant Sigfox about to become disconnected?

Sigfox, the self-described global 0G network and cloud provider for industrial data, has filed for bankruptcy protection and is seeking a buyer. This is despite having raised over $300 million in venture funding and seemingly being well on the way to building a global IoT communications

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Brazil deal boosts IHS in Latin American market

Brazil deal boosts IHS in Latin American market

IHS Towers, which describes itself as one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world by tower count, just got even bigger after a major acquisition in Brazil.

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