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Brazilian antitrust authority approves AT&T acquisition of Time Warner

Brazils antitrust authority, the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (Cade), has approved, under certain conditions, AT&Ts pending acquisition of Time Warner. The merger approval was conditioned to the signing of a Concentration Control Agreement (ACC in Portuguese) in order to avoid risks to competition. Among the conditions, the ACC – which has a term of [...]

Report: Brazils Cade to approve AT&T-Time Warner merger

According to financial newspaper Valor Economico, Brazils antitrust regulator Cade is set to approve AT&Ts acquisition of Time Warner with conditions. The report said that Cade won’t order AT&T to sell the DTH operator SKY. Valor Economico said that Cade will approve the operation this Wednesday, but it did not give more details on what [...]

Telefónica launches gaming platform in Brazil

Brazilian operator Vivo (Telefónica) announced its strategy for the online gaming market, which includes the launch of the digital platform Games4U (developed by Terra), as well as sponsorship of an eSports club and the new season of “Game Changers”. The new Games4U service brings together about 300 games to download on mobile and play online, [...]

Google and Apple open official stores in Latin America

Google and Apple are expanding the reach of their products in Latin America. Recently, Google added Brazil and Mexico among the new countries where the Google Store is now available, along with Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. In turn, Apple has opened new premium reseller stores in Argentina. Google Store websites in Brazil and [...]

Vivo to offer NBA games in virtual reality

Brazilian mobile operator Vivo (Telefonica) announced that it will offer its customers the possibility of accessing  live games of the NBA through mobile phones and in virtual reality. This technology will be available to premium subscribers of the NBA app, which Vivo launched in April. A total of 27 games of the new season (one [...]

Brazils Net launches new feature on mobile app

Brazilian largest pay TV operator Net (América Móvil) announced the launch of a new feature that will give more security during technical visits. Through the mobile app, customers will have access to the name and photo of the technician responsible for the support. In addition, subscribers can track the location of the technician through a [...]

Rio de Janeiro readies for digital TV

The president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), Juarez Quadros, delivered in Rio de Janeiro the 700,000th TDT kit, which are being distributed to beneficiaries of the governments social plans. Quadros confirmed that Rio de Janeiro and 17 other municipalities will switch off analogue TV on October 27. In total, 1.25 million kits will be distributed [...]

Anatel postpones decision on Oi’s licenses

Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) decided to delay the decision on the opening of a process to analyze the expiration of telecom company Ois operating licenses, which is under judicial recovery. The regulator had scheduled the analysis for Thursday, September 28. The decision to postpone the process was announced after Oi was able to adjourn [...]

Brazil edges closer to final decision on AT&T-Time Warner merger

According to a report from Globo’s journalist Lauro Jardim, Brazil’s antitrust agency Cade will approve AT&T-Time Warner deal, with some restriction, during an October 18 meeting. The report does not offer any source or more specific details. Meanwhile, AT&T and Time Warner said the merger will not generate anti-competitive practices in the country. In August, [...]

Algar Telecom launches video streaming service in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Argar Telecom has launched this month its new video streaming platform, called Vid+, which includes 2,500 titles of movies, series, documentaries and shows.  Initially, it is available to Algar fixed broadband customers. The monthly subscription fee starts at R$ 14.90 (USD 4.8). The contents are provided by Vubiquity, which features productions from [...]