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GSMA Latin America Launch Data Roaming Transparency Scheme

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Mobile Operators to Help Consumers Better Understand and Manage Data Usage, Addressing Head-On the Issue of Bill Shock. Today the GSMA announced that more than 40 Latin American mobile network operators (MNOs) have launched a data roaming transparency scheme in the region ...

Mobile Roaming in Latin America

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International mobile roaming is a service that allows mobile users to continue to use their mobile phone or other mobile device to make and receive voice calls and text messages, browse the internet, and send and receive emails, while visiting another country. Within Latin ...

Mexican Government and operators sign an agreement against mobile terminals theft

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GSMA LA and mobile operators from Mexico signed an agreement which sets the commitment made on July 17, with the support of the President Calderon and the Secretary of Transport and Telecommunications Pérez-Jácome. The four main mobile operators, with the participation of ...

Mobile and Privacy: Latin American perspectives for a common agenda

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The rise of the smartphone combined with the growth in the mobile internet has brought significant opportunities to consumers and the industry. However, it has also brought much concern over mobile users’ privacy and the security of their personal information. Consumers, ...

Brazil’s Mobile Operators Prepare Today for a Spike in Visitors during World Cup and Olympic Games

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By: Pablo Mlikota, Senior Vice President, Caribbean and Latin America, Syniverse Any time a market is selected to host a major event like the Olympics or World Cup, news articles often are published about the work to be done to upgrade stadium seating and improve ...

Latin American Mobile Operators commit to combat mobile device theft

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Thirteen Latin American mobile operator groups pledge to work together across the region to block the use of stolen devices.

GSMA appoints new Director in Brazil

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Amadeu Castro Neto, Brazilian mobile industry expert, to represent the GSMA in Brazil. The GSMA is opening a new office in Brasilia, Brazil to meet the growing demands of mobile services in the country. Led by Amadeu Castro, the office will concentrate on key GSMA activities ...

Connected Living Latam Summit: The connected future

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GSMA event addressed the various aspects of connectivity in the everyday lives of people and presented an unprecedented survey on mobile health. With six billion connections, communication over mobile devices has already revolutionized the world and transformed how people ...

Accidental and Border Roaming Solutions and recommendations

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Latin America is a region of low travel traffic between borders in comparison to Europe or North America. Nevertheless, an important population concentration exists in these zones of the region. 4 % of the population, according to the IIRSA, lives in these zones only a few ...

Roaming Quality

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The quality of the roaming and long international distance service is perceived by the final customer. However, the mobile operator nowadays can control in an autonomous way only a part of the chain needed to offer the service. In order to carry out a call / SMS / Data ...

International Roaming Best Practices

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The markets in CALA are very different. There are cases of strong asymmetries and economic and social variables even between neighbouring operators that can distort international roaming services. For example the case of Venezuela-Colombia where due to exchange differences ...

Public Policy Position on Spectrum and Infrastructure Sharing

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All countries should have a regulatory framework that enables mobile operators to engage in voluntary sharing of infrastructure and voluntary sharing of spectrum in mobile bands. Mobile operators are strongly in favour of maintaining the concept of exclusive usage rights to ...

Mobile Broadband in the Americas: Momentum Building in the AWS Band

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Author: Global View Partners. Due to dramatically increasing global demand, a number of new spectrum bands are being licensed to add capacity and/or foster new services and competition in mobile markets. In the Americas, the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) band (90 MHz of ...

Global mobile network traffic – a summary of recent trends

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Author: Analysys Mason. In this paper, we describe how mobile data traffic levels have evolved in recent years, compared to the forecasts in M.2072, and we assess the implications in terms of further growth in mobile data traffic beyond 2011. Download “Global mobile ...

700 MHz Spectrum Utilization Analysis in Brazil

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Author: CPqD. This document presents an analysis of the utilization of the 700 MHz radio electric spectrum range by telecommunication/broadcasting companies in Brazil and in certain countries of the world. The purpose of this study is to examine the available alternatives ...

Licensing to support the mobile broadband revolution

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Author: CEG. Spectrum is the lifeblood of the mobile industry. The amount of spectrum made available and the terms on which it is made available fundamentally drive the cost, range and availability of mobile services. Across the world, substantial new spectrum is needed to ...

Mobile Broadband, Competition and Spectrum Caps

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Author: Arthur D. Little. Spectrum caps have been introduced in several countries at various times as one ex ante means to implement competition policy in mobile communications markets. They have been applied to help ensure that no single mobile operator, or a very small ...

Status of Digital TV Spectrum in Latin America

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Author: Aegis Systems Limited. This report provides a review of the current status of planning for digital TV switchover in Latin America, with a specific focus on five countries, namely Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. This introductory chapter provides a ...

Managing Radio Interference: Coexistence between broadcasting and mobile in the UHF TV band

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Radio signals are difficult to contain, both in space and in frequency. There is always the potential for transmissions from one wireless system to cause interference to other signals on neighbouring frequencies or at nearby locations. Broadcasters are rightly concerned to ...

Case studies for the award of the 700MHz/800MHz band: Mexico

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Author: Aetha. The 700MHz band (channels 52 to 69, 698–806MHz) is relatively ‘clean’ in Mexico. The band is still used for analogue TV broadcasting, but none of the country’s 147 digital TV broadcasting channels operate in this band: digital TV is entirely broadcast in ...