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PT rejects buyout offer from Telefonica in Brazil

Portugal Telecom (PT) has reportedly rejected an unsolicited EUR5.7 billion (US$7.65 billion) bid from Spain’s Telefonica for its for stake in Vivo, the Brazilian mobile operator that is jointly owned by both firms.

ZTE and Vivo unveil low-cost Digital TV handset

Chinese vendor ZTE today announced the Brazilian launch of the new handset N290, a low-cost device with Digital TV.

Telefonica looks to combine Brazilian network assets

Spain’s Telefonica is to integrate its fixed-line and mobile networks in Brazil in a bid to revive the underperforming fixed-line arm, reports the Financial Times today. The Spanish group is to reportedly approach Portugal Telecom – its partner in local mobile firm, Vivo – over closer integration with its fixed-line arm, Telesp, which is struggling amid increasing competition

Brazilian ops to sign Chinese deals

Brazil’s largest telecom company, Oi, will sign a supply agreement with Huawei tomorrow.

Brazil’s big four operators prepare for fresh competition

Local regulator looks to stimulate market with new spectrum auctions and MVNOs

Ericsson takes mobile broadband to the Amazon

Ericsson has announced that more than 30,000 people in 175 Amazon villages will get access to e-health and e-education services through mobile broadband. The Swedish vendor and Vivo are part of a group that will bring mobile broadband connectivity to the Amazonian state of Pará in Brazil.

Vivo starts HSUPA network in 27 cities

Brazilian operator Vivo has launched HSUPA services on its 3G network, offering higher upload speeds, writes TelecomPaper.

Vivo revenues grow 21.4% year-on-year, 45.6M users

Telecompaper reports that Brazilian mobile operator Vivo’s net service revenue reached BRL3.6 billion (US$1.75 billion), up by 21.4 percent over the same quarter last year.

Vivo revenues grow 21.4% year-on-year, 45.6M users

Telecompaper reports that Brazilian mobile operator Vivo’s net service revenue reached BRL3.6 billion (US$1.75 billion), up by 21.4 percent over the same quarter last year.