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Guatemala 5G: now it’s Claro’s turn

Guatemala 5G: now it’s Claro’s turn

Claro, the second – and only other – network in Guatemala after Tigo, has claimed a 5G launch not long after its rival. This week it has launched 5G operations with initial coverage in parts of all of Guatemala's 22 departments (or administrative divisions).

Telmex faces strike action

Telmex faces strike action

Mexican operator Telmex is the latest company to face industrial action from staff, marking the first strike since 1985 after the company and trade union STRM (Sindicato de Telefonistas de la Republica) failed to agree on terms.

Tigo demos 5G to Guatemala City shoppers

Tigo demos 5G to Guatemala City shoppers

Tigo Guatemala, part of the Millicom stable of operators, has activated what it claims to be Guatemala’s first 5G network, at the Experience Centre in Cayalá, a purpose-built private city with a focus on housing, dining, shopping, entertainment and business, on the outskirts of the capital

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Alfa plots sale of Axtel shares

Alfa plots sale of Axtel shares

Mexican conglomerate Alfa has proposed the spin-off of its entire stake in operator Axtel, a move it claimed will unlock the underlying value of the group.

Mexican government bails out bankrupt Altan Redes

Mexican government bails out bankrupt Altan Redes

The Mexican government announced it will be the majority financer of a credit agreement of US$388 million to bail out

Brazilian MVNOs win mobile internet access tender

Brazilian MVNOs win mobile internet access tender

Two Brazilian MVNOs have reportedly been the winners of a tender process to provide mobile connectivity to up to 700,000 students via the public network across the country – the first time that MVNOs have won a bid from the federal government to provide mobile connectivity.

Peru’s fibre backbone: what happens now?

Peru’s fibre backbone: what happens now?

It’s been a few days since the Peruvian telecommunications regulator Programa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Pronatel) sprung a surprise by calling a halt to a tender to take over the operation and maintenance of the national backbone network Red Dorsal Nacional de Fibra Óptica (RDNFO). But

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Brazil hosts 5G backhaul demo over LEO satellite

Brazil hosts 5G backhaul demo over LEO satellite

Brazil can claim its first 5G backhaul demonstration over low earth orbit (LEO) satellite, according to satellite operator Telesat and international service provider Telefónica, which have together announced the successful completion of the demonstration in Brazil and Latin America.

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