TIM Brasil chief sees mobile as key to driving digital inclusion

LIVE FROM MOBILE 360 LATIN AMERICA: The mobile industry is well positioned to drive digital inclusion in Latin America, providing “a benefit that is present in every moment in a users’ life,” proclaimed Rodrigo Abreu, president and CEO of TIM …

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Telecom Italia trumpets signs of recovery, but revenue still pressured

Telecom Italia (TI) said it had seen a recovery in its domestic business “thanks to the constant improvement of both the fixed and mobile components”, although it is continuing to see its revenue and profitability pressured. The company also detailed …

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Oi paves way for Brazilian consolidation

Brazil’s Oi said it is taking actions to ensure it is able to “participate in the industry consolidation process in Brazil”, and that it is “carefully assessing all the available alternatives in order to identify the most efficient structure in …

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TI gearing up for Italian towers IPO — report

Telecom Italia (TI) is considering an IPO of its towers business in Italy and is looking to current Telecom Argentina CEO Oscar Cicchetti to lead the process, according to Bloomberg. Sources said the company is considering Elisabetta Ripa, its current …

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TI given go-ahead to examine Oi options; confirms Brazilian towers sale

Telecom Italia’s (TI) board has given the company’s senior management the go-ahead to look at the possibility of combining its Brazilian mobile operations with integrated operator Oi. It had been reported that Marco Patuano, TI’s CEO, would propose at a board …

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TI chief to pitch Oi acquisition plan — report

Marco Patuano, Telecom Italia’s CEO, will reportedly propose that the company pursues an acquisition of Brazilian integrated operator Oi, in the latest twist to the ongoing consolidation saga in the South American market. According to Reuters sources, Patuano will base …

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Telecom Italia and AT&T both mull LatAm acquisitions

Telecom Italia is said to be weighing up the possibility of buying Brazilian telco Oi in a bid to strengthen its local arm TIM Brazil) position in the South American market, where it looks likely to get squeezed if Telefónica’s purchase of GVT goes through as planned.