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Singapore raises $816 million in new spectrum auction

Singapore regulator awarded 175 megahertz of spectrum in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands. Singapore telecommunications regulator Info-communications Media Development Authority concluded the first phase of a spectrum auction, which raised 1.14 billion Singapore dollars ($816.2 million) for the...

LatAm: Claro Brazil resumes zero-rating plans

America Movil’s Brazilian mobile unit, Claro, announced a strategy focused on including zero-rating access to Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp in its prepaid and postpaid packages. The announcement was made less than two months after Claro’s president, Carlos Zenteno, said that zero-rating plans were no longer...

LatAm: Colombia plans 700 MHz spectrum auction

The Colombian agencies for spectrum and communications regulation, the ANE and CRC, have posted a draft to auction spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz and 700 MHz bands. The agencies will accept comments on the draft until June 12. The document can be...

LatAm: América Móvil Q1 net profit down 40%; Colombia to auction 700 MHz

Latin America's largest telecom group América Móvil ended the first quarter with revenue up 3.1% over the year before in Mexican peso terms, while operating profits declined 6.6% and net profit fell 42.1%. In a statement, América Móvil explained that depreciation and amortization charges rose...

#TBT: $1B ETF lawsuit facing Verizon; iPhones on the loose … 7 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! ETF class-action lawsuit...

LatAm: Lack of competition, no premium, no new entrants define Brazil’s 700 MHz auction

As opposed to the country's 2.5 GHz spectrum auction, Brazil’s 700 MHz auction had almost no premium over the set minimum prices and the government raised much less than it expected. Also, the proceedings resulted in no new entrants into the country's hotly contested...

LatAm: Oi drops out of Brazil’s 700 MHz auction

In the wake of Telefónica’s acquisition of GVT in Brazil, mobile operator Oi said it won't bid in the country's upcoming 700 MHz frequency band auction. Brazilian carriers had until Sept. 23 to present their proposals for the auction, which is set to begin Sept. 30. The 700 MHz...

LatAm: Brazil passes telecom tax relief, receives complaints about 700 MHz auction

Brazil’s government has approved a tax break program that exempts companies from several federal taxes related to investment in telecommunications networks. A total of 1,400 projects are expected to fall under the tax relief program, totaling almost U.S.$2.67 billion (R$6 billion) in tax exemptions. The...

LatAm: América Móvil earnings hit by reform; Brazil, Argentina move 700 MHz auctions forward

América Móvil is suffering the consequences of new Mexican anti-trust rules that forbid telecom companies from controlling more than 50% of the market. The Financial Times noted that América Móvil is feeling the pain of the new regulations as its second-quarter earnings showed a 9% year-over-year drop in mobile...

LatAm: Brazil opens public consultation for 700 MHz auction

The Brazilian government has opened the public consultation period for its upcoming 700 MHz frequency band auction. Last year, during the  Futurecom event in Rio de Janeiro,telecom regulatory agency Anatel said that the 700 MHz auction would take place during the first half of 2014 with the goal of providing...

LatAm Wrap-Up: OECD says Colombia should empower regulator; Brazil’s 700 MHz auction

The Colombian regulator needs more power to increase competition in the telecommunications sector,  according to a new report from the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). The report does recognize that Colombia has done a lot to strengthen the rules governing its telecom sector, but...

Futurecom 2013: Brazil to auction 700 MHz in first half 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazil's 700 MHz auction is expected to take place during the first half of next year with the goal of providing enough spectrum bands for LTE expansion in the country, according to João Rezende, president of Brazil's telecom regulatory agency, Anatel, and Genildo...

15 set to contest Canada’s 700 MHz spectrum auction

Canada’s plans to auction 700 MHz spectrum licenses will be contested by 15 entities looking to get their hands on wide-reaching spectrum set to be up for bidding beginning Jan. 14. Entrants will include established wireless giants Rogers Communications, Bell Mobility and Telus Communications, as...

AT&T commits to work with FCC on 700 MHz interoperability, with conditions

The heated battle over 700 MHz interoperability may be set to cool as AT&T announced it would be willing to work the Federal Communications Commission and current lower 700 MHz license holders on a solution to disputed interference concerns. In a filing with the FCC,...

LatAm Wrap-Up: Movistar and Claro to give infrastructure back to Colombia; growth in Mexico, Brazil

Telefónica’s Movistar and América Móvil’s Claro have been ordered to give their mobile infrastructure back to the Colombian state when their concessions end in 2014. Colombia's constitutional court ruled that the two operators are obliged by law to give the entire infrastructure back. According to...

LatAm Wrap Up: Brazil puts 700 MHz under discussion; Venezuela to evaluate 2.5 GHz for LTE

Brazil's discussion over the use of the 700 MHz spectrum band for LTE services has a new chapter as last week the country’s regulatory body, Anatel, debated the use of the spectrum band. Currently, the 700 MHz band is used for broadcasting, but the...

Brazil’s Anatel gets green light to debate 700 MHz for LTE

The Brazilian Ministry of Communications (Minicom) has published its decision in the official gazette (Diário Oficial) to allow the allocation of the 700 MHz spectrum band for LTE mobile broadband. This means that the Brazilian telecom regulator Anatel now has the green light to open...

Chile sets Asia-Pacific (APT) standard for 700 MHz band

The Chilean secretary of telecommunications (Subtel) has set technical rules for the use of the 700 MHz band. The formal declaration is the first milestone in the set of activities for launching a contest for the 700 MHz band, which will be allocated under...

Rogers looks to pick up 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum from Shaw

Canadian telecom conglomerate Rogers Communications has announced a multi-pronged deal with Shaw Communications that includes an option to acquire Shaw’s spectrum licenses covering portions of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and northern Ontario. The full deal also includes Shaw selling its stake in Mountain Cablevision...

Ecuador’s CNT EP receives LTE approval, spectrum

Ecuador’s national telecommunications regulator, Conatel, has given the public company CNT EP (Ecuadorian Corporacion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones) approval to provide technology services using the next generation of mobile technology.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters According to the Minister of Telecommunications...

Brazil to certify femtocells, vote on new antenna law, prepare for 700 MHz auction

Aiming to evolve telecommunication services in Brazil, minister of communications Paulo Bernardo, told members of the press that some important measures might be taken in upcoming months, such as voting on antenna regulation, certifying femtocells and auctioning 700 MHz spectrum bands.  Be sure to follow...

Ecuador to adopt APT standard for 700 MHz to LTE

Ecuador's national telecom regulator, Conatel, announced that the country will adopt the 700 MHz spectrum band, also known as the digital dividend, to deploy the next generation of telecommunication services using LTE technology. Conatel also released that it has chosen the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) segmentation...

Colombia moves toward LTE in 700 MHz; Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson to conduct tests

Colombia telecom regulators seem to be moving toward enabling spectrum in the 700 MHz band, internationally known as the digital dividend, to enhance high-speed mobile Internet benefits in rural areas. The National Spectrum Agency (ANE) announced that Huawei, ZTE and Ericsson will conduct tests in...

4G Americas notes benefits for ‘digital dividend’

Technology trade association 4G Americas has publicly stated that the 700 MHz 'digital dividend' plan is an excellent spectrum band opportunity for countries throughout Latin America.  Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our free periodic newsletters In a recent technical white paper, 4G Americas notes...

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