Monday, August 01, 2022

Change of habits and economic crisis: three out of four households canceled telecommunications services

The post-pandemic accentuated the trends observed during the Covid-19 crisis. Ecuadorians abandoned fixed telephony and pay TV services to subscribe to mobile phone plans and streaming services. 38.1% of families spend between US$51 and US$85 per month on telecommunications services, while 34.9% spend between US$21 and US$50.

Households in Ecuador changed their consumption habits and both pay television and fixed telephony were the services most affected by the decision to disconnect. This emerges from a recent investigation by the Universidad Tecnológica Empresarial de Guayaquil (UTEG)) (Technological Business University of Guayaquil) that reflects these modifications after the peak of the pandemic.

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Perú · Terrestrial Backbones26/05/2022

Uncertainty after cancellation of Red Dorsal tender

Argentina · Operators12/04/2022

Interview with Luis Quinelli, president of Sion

“We are at a time of refounding industry”

Quinelli discussed the agreement with Telefónica and classed it as a new paradigm. "It's a new way of operating, which takes time to process, even emotionally," he stressed about the agreement that provides for investments of US$97.5 million to update the network in the south of the country.

Argentina · Fixed Broadband05/04/2022

Neutral networks: the active modality prevails in Argentina and becomes the engine of fiber expansion

Operators prefer to highlight the financial relevance of all activity and avoid heavy Capex investments that they cannot fulfill later, as with OLTs, for a penetration of between 40% and 60%. The model that looks for wireless ISPs as clients is also growing.

Regional · Submarine Cables · Terrestrial Backbones15/03/2022

BELLA Program terrestrial connectivity to contribute to astronomical, Blockchain and IoT research

It is also one of the first specific applications of the EllaLink submarine cable, which connects Portugal and Brazil, inaugurated in mid-2021. In terms of latency, a reduction of 62 milliseconds is observed, compared to 240 ms previously recorded in the indirect route (via New York).

Argentina · Submarine Cables10/02/2022

“We must forge alliances between South American countries so that the cable to Antarctica is a regional project”

Horacio Martínez, Grupo Datco CEO, said that this year they will approach potential interested parties from the nations of the region and test possible purchasers of the service. It is a scientific and non-commercial project.

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A DIARIO LATINO 09-08-2022

Costa Rica · E-Government 08/08/2022

Security operations center to cost US$ 10 million

Colombia · Politics 08/08/2022

Mery Gutiérrez is the new ICT minister

Brasil · Smartphones & Devices · Operators 08/08/2022

Claro, TIM and Vivo have 8 million customers with 5G cell phones

Globales · Operators · Equipment Providers and Network Solutions 08/08/2022

BT and Nokia successfully pass carrier aggregation test in 5G SA network

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