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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A week after presenting its bankruptcy recovery plan, Brazilian telephone company, Oi, announced that its CFO had resigned. According to the company, which filed earlier this year for bankruptcy...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With hundreds of thousands about to descend on the Cidade Maravilhosa for the 2016 Olympic Games, the demand for telecommunications bandwidth will be greatest the city has ever seen. On...
By Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Popular online messaging service, WhatsApp, has today December 17th been suspended for 48 hours in Brazil. A court in São Paulo state has ruled that the app will not...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Minister of External Relations Antonio Patriota has reiterated demands for urgent clarifications from the United States over allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) – the country’s communications surveillance agency –...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just three months ahead of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s state visit to the United States, relations between the two countries are being tested by allegations that the National Security Agency...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The United States Ambassador to Brazil, Thomas Shannon, was summoned on Monday to a meeting with Brazil’s Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo over allegations that the United States' National Security Agency (NSA) monitored millions...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Telecoms giant Oi launched its high-speed 4G mobile internet service in Rio on Thursday, becoming the city’s second operator to offer the service. Rival operator Claro launched its 4G...
By Leo Byrne, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The federal government of Brazil yesterday announced plans to allow telecommunications companies tax breaks provided they make additional infrastructure investments totaling R$16 billion to R$18 billion before 2016. However in...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has thrown out a legal bid by telecom giant TIM to appeal against a decision by Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações (National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL), the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From November 1, 2012, Brazilian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling fixed or mobile broadband must provide at least twenty percent of the speed they advertise, according to new rules...
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