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IFC Lends Brazil $97M to Help Boost its Telecom Infrastructure

IFC Lends Brazil $97M to Help Boost its Telecom Infrastructure

Narayan Ammachchi The International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank, has decided to invest US$97 million in Brazilian telecom carrier ON Telecom to help the South American country bolster its telecommunications infrastructure. The financing package is comprised of ...

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Brazil’s Start-Up Program Draws Foreign Entrepreneurs

Brazil’s Start-Up Program Draws Foreign Entrepreneurs

Taking a page from what has become known as “Chilicon Valley” in Chile, Brazil is generating momentum around its own entrepreneur-building aspirations. The last application for the newly developed Brazil Start-Up program, which ended in December 2013, attracted 178 foreign start-ups, ...

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Level 3 to Boost Call Center Infrastructure in Brazil

Level 3 to Boost Call Center Infrastructure in Brazil

By Narayan Ammachchi U.S. telecom services firm Level 3 Communications has struck a deal with Canon, Inc to support the Japanese firm’s call centers across Brazil. Under the deal, Level 3 would provide a range of IP (Internet protocol) voice ...

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4G Americas Calls for Swift Allocation of Radio Spectrum

4G Americas Calls for Swift Allocation of Radio Spectrum

Wireless broadband services in Latin America will suffer if governments in the region delay the auctioning of radio spectrum,  says 4G Americas, a lobby group of wireless telecom operators in the Americas. Carriers in 19 countries are running low on airwaves, ...

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Telebras and Antel to Interconnect Fiber Network

By Narayan Ammachchi Seeking to interconnect the fiber networks between the two South American countries, Brazil’s telecom operator Telebras and Uruguay’s Antel teamed up to build a network node near the border.  The new network is designed to speed up internet service ...

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Brazil’s Broadband Picks Up Speed and Users

By Narayan Ammachchi The number of broadband connections in Brazil rose to 25.5 million in 2012, with more carriers luring consumers with high-speed Internet services, according to a survey conducted by the IDC. The research firm, whose study was sponsored ...

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Major Brazilian Cities to have LTE Services By May

BY STAFF REPORT A majority of telecom operators in Brazil will launch LTE/4G services by the end of April this year and the service will be available in six major cities, according to Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo. The Minister, ...

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