By Narayan Ammachchi
Severe economic setbacks in Spain are setting in motion several positive developments for Peru’s BPO sector. Peru’s call center industry grew 17 percent in 2012 and its export sector registered more than 14 percent growth, according to APECCO (Associacion Peruana de Centros de Contacto).
Members of the third annual Nearshore Americas Power 50 Ranking – announced here today – demonstrate the real character of this emerging, chaotic and scrappy young industry. The ranking, which is the result of a five-month nomination and review process, strives to bring to light the spark and inspiration that powers the Nearshore business community. The list is remarkable for several reasons.
By Narayan Ammachchi
Although it hasn’t ocurred overnight, international air carriers are beginning to get very focused on making Latin America a key part of strategic growth plans. The data continues to show strong demand for flights from the U.S. into Latin America and the Caribbean, and carriers from JetBlue to venerable American Airlines are taking note.
Nearshore Nexus – the premiere conference for the exploding world of Latin America and Caribbean IT innovation and accelerating business process services – is returning to the New York City area on April 24 and we’re extending a special offer for IT, procurement and sourcing decision-makers to join us!
Nexus is calling on outsourcing ‘buyers’ (corporate or small business executives in IT, finance, procurement, or sourcing) to participate in this very special, very exclusive conference. We are offering a 25% ‘early bird’ discount for buyer executives. Go here to request an access code invitation to Nexus, and we’ll process your request. (Buyer executives can come from any nation in the Americas, or from any other part of the world, for that matter.)
Going on its third year of operation, Nexus is specifically designed to harvest the best ideas and brightest opportunities …
BY STAFF REPORT
The magazine said it graded the countries on more than a dozen criteria and also took into account the assessment made by the IMF and the World Bank in reaching its conclusion.
The three leading factors that the Bloomberg considered are: ease of doing business, perceived level of corruption, and economic freedom.
Asian nations, like China and South Korea, dominated the top of the list and are closely followed by the countries in Latin America.
Among the Latin American countries, Peru and Chile were ranked fourth and eighth, while Brazil and Mexico held 17 and 16 slot respectively.
GDP growth, 2013 to 2017: 22.3%
Inflation rate: 4.7%
Government debt as % of GDP: 57.3
Ease of doing …
By James Bargent
For an ever growing body of IT evangelists, the tech revolution has the potential to drive development and reduce social inequality across the globe. But with developing countries still playing catch-up in the tech realm, the question remains: How? Finding an answer to that question has been the goal driving Coderise, a program started by a group of young social entrepreneurs and IT specialists.
BY STAFF REPORT
Chilean wireless carrier Entel is reportedly planning to purchase the Peruvian unit of Nextel, known locally as Nextel Peru.
According to a report in a Spanish news paper Diario Financiero, Entel has already made an offer to acquire Nextel Peru and negotiating the price.
Entel has already had a strong presence in Peru, and its local subsidiary is called Americatel Peru, which provides voice, data and Internet services to businesses in Lima. The paper says Entel’s subsidiary reported 10 percent growth in revenue for the fiscal 2011.
Nextel Peru was the first telecom carrier to offer 3G services in Peru. Given the report, the Nextel subsidiary has, however, failed to sign up more customers for its service.
Expansion of sales channels and the high cost paid for deploying the network later turned out to be a drain on the company’s balance sheet, the paper added.
America Movil and Movistar, …
By Tarun George
What made Cignium Technologies – a software-centric marketing information firm based in New Jersey - choose Peru over bigger and better known Latin America nations for its new delivery center? And why did it go the captive route rather than with traditional third party providers? As Peru adds yet another name to its growing roster of brands, this may be evidence of the country pushing past its weaknesses to enter the higher-value sector of the sourcing market.
The Nearshore Americas team is proud to announce our panel of judges for the 2013 edition of the Power 50 Awards.
The Power 50 – the prestigious annual review of the most influential executives in outsourcing in the Americas – is expected to feature many new names and faces, reflecting the wide and deep expansion of Latin America-centric outsourcing.
By Luke Bujarski
An overvalued global commodities market could prove dangerous to Peru outsourcing if economic conditions at home deteriorate and education budgets are slashed. Last month Indian contact center operator Aegis opened their brand new facility in Lima, set to fill 2,000 seats over the next two years. “We see great opportunity to service both a growing domestic market