Category Archives: Latin America

Argentine mobile data tipped to be biggest revenue generator in 2016

Mobile data will exceed mobile voice as the largest revenue contributor in Argentina in 2016, driven by a rapid uptake of smartphones. Sales of smartphones in turn are being actively driven by mobile network operators with aggressive subsidies, according to … Continue reading

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Asian smartphone shipments to account for 42.3% of global market by 2016

African smartphone shipments to double by 2016: there is already a remarkable 35 million smartphones expected to be shipped to Africa in 2013, but according to Porto Research’s ‘Mobile Factbook 2013’ this will double by the end of 2016, and … Continue reading

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African smartphone shipments to grow nearly 40% by end-2016

Given the hype surrounding smartphones, one might be excused for thinking that they would continue to flood the market until such time everyone has one, and then – and only then – would the uptake of phones slacken. Some data … Continue reading

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Asia-Pacific will make 43.1% of all mobile phones in 2016: USA & Europe to lose out

How do you know if your mobile phone is a fake and does it matter? I had to fly home from the States a couple of days after the 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot to detonate liquid explosives using water bottles … Continue reading

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Flaw in Times fibre-optic cable map found

The Times newspaper (of London) has published a world fibre optic cable map this week, and right in the middle of the page is a cable that doesn’t exist! In the Saturday Technology section Will McQuhae provides a map filling … Continue reading

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Americas TV: Economic stability lays foundations for Latin pay TV boom

Once highly susceptible to global economic turbulence, Latin American economies continue to exhibit signs of long-term strength. This improving economic stability has been gradually making the region’s TV market increasingly attractive. The lack of maturity in many countries has long … Continue reading

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