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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Medical emergency calls increased 50% in Latin America, with peaks of 200%

Alex Castañeda, new Vice President and General Manager of Motorola Solutions in Latin America, told Convergencialatina that due to widespread confinement, emergency calls regarding crimes decreased. The security forces demand more personal devices - to prevent the same equipment from being used by different people - and there is expectation for the potential of retail in the two-way radio accessories segment.

When Motorola Solutions outlined its plan for 2020 in Latin America, it did so with a GDP growth forecast of 1.4%. The current scenario anticipates at least a 5% drop, with various impacts on the businesses in which the company operates: public security and government (which in some segments increases its demand for products from the Motorola Solutions portfolio), manufacturing and hospitality (both badly beaten); and retail (which will renew its demand in the return to the “new normal”, with unthinkable protection needs).

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Argentina · Fixed Broadband · Operators11/08/2020

Neutral operators and shared networks: A new competitive scenario is set up in AMBA

The amount of investments, the complexity of the permits, and the complex macroeconomic context in Argentina have led neutral operators to advance with proposals for sharing through different models in the last two years. Two of them are the American Tower and Ufinet.

Paraguay · E-Government06/08/2020

Paraguayan Digital e-Government Agenda, accelerated due to pandemic

Miguel Martín, vice minister of Information and Communication Technologies, highlighted the use of the local Covid-19 monitoring app. In a virtual event he referred to the work to achieve an own exit to submarine cables through Argentina and Brazil.

Chile · Mobile · Spectrum03/08/2020

Chilean government launches 5G tender and plans investments of US$3 billion

President Sebastián Piñera announced the start of the process during his Public Accountability speech: he stressed that Chile will be a pioneer in the region and that it will take a great leap forward in the full integration of the country into the digital society. Applications for the four parallel tenders will be received until October 19.

Argentina · E-Government04/08/2020

Federal Blockchain Argentina advances to support critical state processes

Interest in the platform, which had a sort of "standstill" in the government transition at the end of 2019, increased since the start of the pandemic due to the need to endorse bureaucratic procedures. In the coming months, the provinces of Formosa and Catamarca will join the public administrations that currently use the BFA.

Globales · Operators30/07/2020

Telefónica's revenues dropped 14.8% due to an impact of € 729 million associated with Covid-19

Between April and June, revenues reached € 10.34 billion due to the closing of commercial activity, in addition to unfavorable movements in exchange rates (it represented an impact of € 791 million). The Spanish company's net profit was € 831 million in the first half, a 53.5% decrease, and € 425 million in the second quarter, a 50.7% decrease. Hispam's revenues were € 1.881 billion, a 10.8% decrease year-on-year.

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