Posts Tagged ‘Mexico’

International Telecom Group Opens Global Conference With an Eye on Broadband

Broadband's Impact, Cybersecurity, International October 7th, 2010

WASHINGTON, October 7, 2010 – The International Telecommunications Union this week opened its three-week conference in Mexico with a call by its secretary general for delegates to be “bold and visionary” in reaching agreements providing a sound platform for the development of information and communications technologies.

Grupo Televisa and Nextel Mexico Win Spectrum Auction

International, North America, Spectrum, Wireless August 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2010 – Mexico has completed its most recent spectrum auction for the 1700 megahertz band.

Value Added Services to Raise $140 Billion in Revenues

Asia, Europe, Mobile Broadband, South America July 22nd, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2010 – Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that data plans and app stores are going to drive revenues up $140 billion over the next 4 years in emerging markets.

Value-added-service – or anything above simply voice service – revenues were $200 billion in 2009 and, according to new research from Informa Telecoms & Media, will rise to $340 billion in 2014.

Report Advocates Tax Relief in Telecommunications Sector

Asia, Broadband Updates, International, North America, South America July 21st, 2010

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2010 – According to a report released by the Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA), the key to spurring broadband adoption on in previously under-covered areas is targeted tax relief. According to the group’s summary of the study, “The study indicates how a reduction in special taxes applied to the telecommunications sectors in countries with different taxation approaches like Brazil, Mexico, Bangladesh and South Africa will translate into higher Mobile Broadband service adoption and more wealth creation reflected in additional GDP growth.”

Mexico Raises Billions of Pesos via Spectrum Auction

International, North America, Spectrum, Wireless July 19th, 2010

WASHINGTON July 19, 2010 – The Mexican government recently completed their auction of the 1.9 Ghz band which raised 2 billion pesos ($156 million) and the 1.7 Ghz band which raised 4.91 billion pesos ($379.7 million). The government now plans to auction the 3.4 Ghz band and 3.7Ghz bands and possibly the 700Mhz band. The Mexican telecommunications commission has yet to release the names of the winners.

Broadband May Meet Its Match During World Cup

Broadband Updates, Broadband's Impact, International, Mobile Broadband, Wireless June 7th, 2010

LONDON, June 7, 2010 – Several factors are conspiring to make the 2010 football World Cup a testing time for Europe’s fixed and mobile broadband networks. The soccer tournament kicks off June 11 in South Africa. Europe has six of the world’s top eight footballing nations competing, and fanatical populations are desperate to keep up from office computers, mobile devices, home televisions or at a public venue for large-screen viewing.

Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Talks Continue Amid Controversy Over Leaked Draft

Broadband's Impact November 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 4, 2009 – While representatives of countries were scheduled to begin meeting today in Seoul, South Korea, to negotiate a confidential international anti-counterfeiting trade agreement, some public interest and consumer groups continue to press for more transparency of the negotiations. On November 3 a number of groups signed a letter addressed to President Obama and carbon copied to other key administration officials calling for greater transparency of the talks.

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