Nextel taps Telefonica for LatAm coverage

Spanish carrier Telefónica has been contracted by Nextel branded NII Holdings to supply nationwide 3G coverage for voice and data services in Brazil and Mexico, expanding Nextel’s existing coverage.

Firefox handsets go on sale

Open source software developer Mozilla has announced that its official Firefox devices are now on sale in stores in Spain. Telefonica is selling the low-cost handsets built on Open Web Technologies the handsets, in Madrid.

Spanish operators Joyn forces

Three Spanish operators have teamed up in an effort to combat the threat of OTT communication providers such as WhatsApp and Skype by launching the Joyn service to their subscribers. With this move, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have helped make Spain the first country to offer the fully interoperable operator-led communications solution to subscribers.

Chile’s Movistar pursues fibre ambitions

Telefónica’s Chilean subsidiary Movistar has connected up half a million homes across the country with fibre and is now getting ready to launch an IPTV service, according to local reports.

Movistar deploys LTE network in Mexico

Spanish carrier group Telefónica has begun deploying LTE services in Mexico through its Movistar brand. The service will be available in October in three areas of the country: Ciudad de México; Jalisco and Nuevo León.

Movistar Chile selects NSN for upgrade to HSPA+

As part of the agreement, Nokia Siemens Networks will improve the operator’s network management system based on NetAct. The contract also involves implementation services; software upgrades and implementation; as well as network monitoring to ensure network performance and service quality.

Argentina: land of opportunity

It’s not just the steaks that are heartily sized in Argentina, as the market now boasts the highest penetration rate in Latin America.