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Brazilian operators prioritise call centres and maintenance work during virus outbreak

Published 27 Mar 2020 14:20 CET | Brazil

The Association of Brazilian Telecommunications Operators (SindiTelebrasil) has alerted states and municipalities of the need and urgency to maintain their technical teams ...

Oi provides free internet and VAS to customers

Published 27 Mar 2020 11:11 CET | Brazil

Oi is providing additional internet and access to value-added services for its customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Customers who consume their internet limit will ...

LG sends 70% of work force in Brazil on leave

Published 27 Mar 2020 10:25 CET | Brazil

LG has signed a new agreement with the Metalworkers Union (Sindmetau) for 70 percent of its employees at the Taubate factory in Brazil to go on collective vacation, reports ...

Embratel launches Artificial Intelligence service for businesses

Published 27 Mar 2020 10:17 CET | Brazil

Brazilian operator Embratel has launched its Artificial Intelligence solution that encompasses several technologies capable of learning and performing behaviours that ...

Brazil fixed broadband subscriptions down 0.7% in February

Published 27 Mar 2020 10:16 CET | Brazil

Brazil had 32.6 million fixed broadband accesses in February, representing 3.3 percent growth year-on-year, but a drop of 0.7 percent on the previous month. Figures published ...

Sinch to buy Brazil's Wavy from Movile, sees up to BRL 20 mln synergies in 2 years

Published 27 Mar 2020 09:51 CET | Brazil

Swedish mobile messaging service provider Sinch said it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Brazilian messaging company Wavy for BRL 355 million in cash and 1.53 ...

Oi reduces losses in Q4, revenue falls 8.4%

Published 27 Mar 2020 08:58 CET | Brazil

Brazilian operator Oi reported a net loss of BRL 2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to a loss of BRL 3.3 billion the previous year. Net revenue dropped 8.4 ...

Brazilian operators appeal for rapid antenna licensing

Published 26 Mar 2020 17:05 CET | Brazil

Brazilian mobile operators have issued a request to municipal authorities to speed up authorisations for the installation of new antennas, deemed as essential for the ...

TIM Brasil partners with Banco C6

Published 26 Mar 2020 16:34 CET | Brazil

TIM Brasil said it has partnered with the digital bank Banco C6 with the objective of developing combined offers with special benefits for the partners' customer bases. ...

Brazil ends February with 15.5 million pay-TV subscribers

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:52 CET | Brazil

Brazil ended February with 15.47 million pay-TV subscribers, for a 22.2 percent penetration rate for the service, based on data from the National Telecommunications Agency ...

Oi partners with Mob Telecom on fibre internet projects

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:32 CET | Brazil

Oi has signed a MoU with Mob Telecom on cooperation in the expansion of Mob's fibre internet projects, reports Decision Report. In the pilot project with Mob Telecom, Oi is ...

Brazil mobile market grows for second month in a row

Published 26 Mar 2020 10:30 CET | Brazil

Brazilian mobile lines grew for the second month in a row, ending February with 227.12 million connections and accounting for a 96.8 percent penetration rate, according to ...

Microsoft creates AI industry group in Brazil

Published 25 Mar 2020 12:42 CET | Brazil

Microsoft has launched a forum to discuss the use of artificial intelligence in Brazil. At least nine organisations participated in the inaugural online meeting of the AI ...

Recife city to monitor population flows with smartphone location data

Published 25 Mar 2020 12:40 CET | Brazil

The Brazil city of Recife will use geolocation data collected from its population's smartphones to collectively monitor neighbourhoods with less or more social isolation and, ...

Samsung shuts factories in Brazil, India due to coronavirus

Published 25 Mar 2020 11:00 CET | Brazil, India

The Samsung factory in Manaus (Brazil) has stopped production during the period 24-29 March, as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, reports O Globo. The employees ...

TIM Brasil fined for misleading advertising

Published 25 Mar 2020 10:25 CET | Brazil

According to Senacom, TIM promised consumers "an unlimited plan, with unlimited calls". However, it was verified that connections were interrupted and consumers had to make ...

Brazil's Globo reduces video quality to ensure streaming stability

Published 24 Mar 2020 13:58 CET | Brazil

Brazilian broadcaster Globo has decided to reduce the quality of videos of its OTT VOD platform to "ensure streaming stability", reports Teletime. Globoplay has temporarily ...

Oi updates Oi Smart Office, offers first 90 days free

Published 24 Mar 2020 13:55 CET | Brazil

Oi has launched Oi Smart Office 4.0, an updated version of its home office system, reports Diario de Pernambuco. Composed of collaboration, connectivity and cloud computing ...

TIM Brasil partners with Rio city hall to track coronavirus

Published 24 Mar 2020 12:27 CET | Brazil

TIM Brasil has partnered with the Rio de Janeiro city hall to provide a population displacement data analysis system that it applied in Europe and Italy to combat the ...

Brazil declares telecom and internet services as essential

Published 23 Mar 2020 13:16 CET | Brazil

Telecommunications and internet services are now considered essential by the Brazilian government and, therefore, their functioning must be guaranteed. The measure is ...

Brazilian telecom operators create coordinating committee

Published 23 Mar 2020 10:52 CET | Brazil

Brazilian operators Algar Telecom, Claro, Nextel, Sercomtel, Oi, TIM and Vivo have set up an integrated supervisory committee to centralize industry actions and align ...

Samsung starts Galaxy S20 deliveries early in Brazil

Published 23 Mar 2020 10:45 CET | Brazil

Due to the Covid-19 emergency, Samsung has brought forward the start of sales of the Galaxy S20 and S20+ smartphones in Brazil. Consumers who have purchased the device during ...

Brazil sets up crisis committee for monitoring telecom networks

Published 23 Mar 2020 09:26 CET | Brazil

Brazil's Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications, Marcos Pontes, has established the Crisis Committee for Supervision and Monitoring of the Impacts of ...

Brazil's IX.br surpasses 10 Tbps peak internet traffic

Published 23 Mar 2020 08:58 CET | Brazil

Brazilian internet exchange IX.br announced it surpassed 10 Tbps in peak internet traffic on 18 March. Aggregate traffic has grown 60 percent over the past year and is still ...

TIM Brasil adopts Home Office for all employees

Published 20 Mar 2020 16:17 CET | Brazil

In an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus (CovidOVID-19) in Brazil, TIM Brasil is making all employees who can, work from home. Employees will have access to ...

 

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