Infrastructure and services provider Nokia Siemens Networks has announced that it is to outsource a portion of its own activities to Finnish managed services player Tieto. Meanwhile the conclusion of one of the vendor’s own outsourcing deals, with Brazilian mobile operator Oi, has allowed it to cut another 3,500 workers from its roster.
Brazilian operators Vivo and Oi have selected their suppliers for their LTE networks. Vivo, Telefônica subsidiary in the country, has announced that Swedish vendor Ericsson will supply and implement its 4G network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.
Boaventura, Oi, Brazil: “LTE is one the most impressive frameworks and has brought about several technology innovations.”
Alberto Boaventura is a technology consultant for Oi, Brazil, with a focus on technology strategy and service integration. He is presenting on Day One of the LTE Latin America 2012 conference taking place on the taking place on the 17-18 April 2012 at the Windsor Barra Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. Here he gives his views on FDD and TDD spectrum for LTE, the timelines for VoLTE and the innovations present in the LTE industry.
Spanish carrier Telefónica said Wednesday that it has finally reached an agreement with Portugal Telecom over the acquisition of Brazilian operator Vivo.
The proposed mega merger between Brazilian carriers Telemar Participacoes, which operates under the Oi brand, and fixed line operator, Brasil Telecom, moved a step closer to reality this week as the local regulator gave preliminary approval for the deal. The acquisition was first announced in April, when Telemar announced plans to pay out Reais5.9bn (Eur2.26bn) [...]
Brazilian carrier Tele Norte Leste Participacoes, which operates under the Oi brand, said Thursday it is in discussions to acquire fixed line rival Brasil Telecom. Local media have valued the deal at around $2.7bn. “Regarding possible investments in other fixed and mobile telecom companies, specifically in relation to Brasil Telecom Participacoes S.A., we inform that [...]