AM seeks to conclude mergers


Mexican telecoms giant America Movil (AM) revealed it aims to conclude the merger of its three Brazilian operations in early December, Reuters reported. CEO of wireless operator Claro Brasil Carlos Zenteno explained the process will see AM combine its wholly-owned Claro unit with its 95.8 percent-owned wireline business Embratel and its 92.5 percent-owned cable broadband […]

AUSPI critical of TRAI proposal


CDMA lobby group the Association of Unified Service Providers of India (AUSPI) has criticized India’s regulator’s recommendation of creating an extended GSM band (e-GSM) by using 800MHz frequencies previously reserved for CDMA services, The Economic Times reported. AUSPI, which represents the nation’s CDMA and dual-technology providers, warned any bid to harmonize the 800MHz range with […]

Multisource wants iBurst


South African technology firm Multisource has made an offer to acquire Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), the parent of South African wireless broadband operator iBurst, TechCentral reported. Multisource chairman and shareholder Phumlani Moholi told TechCentral, “We are at a sensitive stage of the transaction and bound by confidentiality. However, we are willing … to share more […]

EC refers Belgium to European Court


The European Commission (EC) has referred Belgium to the European Court of Justice, alleging the country has ignored a formal request to ensure the independence of its telecoms regulator, the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT), TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The EC has called on the Belgian government to give up powers to suspend […]

International groups looking at Hondutel


The National Congress’ Committee on Telecommunications Chairman Rodolfo Irias Navas disclosed several international consortia have expressed an interest in acquiring shares in struggling state-owned telco Empresa Hondurena de Telecomunicaciones (Hondutel), El Heraldo reported. The official revealed that he has conducted meetings with company representatives from Israel, Costa Rica, Uruguay, China and the United States. The […]