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Bidding war for Brazil’s Oi begins to emerge

Telecom Italia, American Movil and Telefonica have renewed a joint effort to purchase Oi’s mobile business unit after being outbid by US private equity firm Colony Capital.

Benign brother has got your back: China launches coronavirus app

China’s government bodies and businesses have jointly launched a mobile app to help the populace self-detect if they have been in close contact with those confirmed or suspected of carrying the novel coronavirus. The app has access to private data in the hands of multiple official holders.

Samsung rides the Galaxy S7 wave in Q2 2016

The global smartphone market just about dragged itself back to growth on the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics, and now that the dust has settled here are the full collated vendor numbers.

Ericsson wins smart city integration deal with Vivo

Sweden’s Ericsson has won a contract from Brazilian operator Vivo that will see the vendor manage the deployment of smart parking and lighting solutions as part of Vivo’s digital city project in São Paolo. Ericsson will partner with specialist providers as the project’s lead systems integrator and will assume responsibility for design, installation and deployment as well as post-deployment managed services, operations and maintenance.

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.

Telefonica strikes OTT partnership with Evernote

In an example of how operators are leveraging OTT partnerships, Telefónica this week struck a deal with Evernote to make the information management application available to its global user base.

Brazilian operators select LTE providers

Brazilian operators Vivo and Oi have selected their suppliers for their LTE networks. Vivo, Telefônica subsidiary in the country, has announced that Swedish vendor Ericsson will supply and implement its 4G network in the North and Mid-Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia and Sergipe.

Telefonica’s move on Vivo to change Brazilian market

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.

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