Technology provider for the media and entertainment sectors Technicolor has developed a software framework to allow connected devices, regardless of brand or ecosystem, to “speak the same language”.
Japanese vendor NEC has established a partnership with Portuguese incumbent operator Portugal Telecom that will see the two firms collaborate on SDN (software defined networking) and virtualisation technology for datacenters and carrier networks.
Operator group Portugal Telecom has taken a step towards facilitating mobile payments after signing a partnership with m-commerce solutions provider Powa. The partnership aims to bring mobile payment services to small businesses and the SOHO segment in Portugal, Brazil and markets in Africa.
Portugal’s incumbent telco has launched a new triple-play service which promises broadband speeds of 400 Mbps, delivered over its fibre-optic network.
Portugal Telecom, Sonaecom and Vodafone Portugal have each won spectrum in Portugal’s LTE spectrum auction. Portugal Telecom and Sonaecom’s mobile phone units, TMN and Optimus, respectively, both announced that they had placed winning bids in three frequency bands. They each paid a total of €113 million for nine blocks; the minimum price set by the Portuguese telecommunications regulator, CMVM.
The Telecom Cloud Services Summit takes place in Berlin in early May. Telecoms.com caught up with speaker Jorge Caraphina, Engineer at PT Inovação, a research and development company under Portugal Telecom Group, to talk about the challenges of scaling, reliability and security while meeting the opportunities that cloud provides in the enterprise customer segment.
Spanish and Latin American carrier Telefonica’s acquisition of Vivo will have a significant impact on the Brazilian market, most notably giving the company the platform it needs to launch convergent services.
Spanish carrier Telefónica said Wednesday that it has finally reached an agreement with Portugal Telecom over the acquisition of Brazilian operator Vivo.
Spanish incumbent operator Telefónica is still chasing its Brazilian dream after the European Court of Justice ruled that the Portuguese Government’s use of a so called ‘golden share’ to block Telefónica’s acquisition of Vivo was unlawful.
Spanish and Latin American carrier Telefónica has seen its designs on Brazil trashed after the Portuguese government blocked the acquisition of Portugal Telecom’s stake in Vivo.
Spanish incumbent and Latin American carrier Telefónica has sold eight per cent of its ten per cent stake in Portugal Telecom (PT) amid fears it will not be allowed to vote as a PT shareholder on the acceptance of its offer to buy PT out of Brasilcel,which controls Brazilian mobile player Vivo .
The tussle for control of leading Brazilian mobile player Vivo between Portugal Telecom and Spain’s Telefónica reflects the huge importance of the market to both European players.
Portugal Telecom has denied that Telefonica is able to block dividends from the two operators’ Brazilian joint venture Vivo as analysts warn that the Portugese incumbent cannot afford to lose its presence in the high growth Brazilian market.
Latin American operator, America Movil, has launched its $21.8bn bid for control of three other regional telecoms firms. It sounds like big money but given that America Movil’s top man is none other than Carlos Slim Helu, the richest man in the world, such moves are to be expected.
Mozambique is one of the poorest countries in the world. It is still emerging from the after-effects of almost two decades of civil war that devastated its infrastructure and economy.