América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 318,000 total customers in the first quarter, which it blamed largely on disconnections it had to make related to its participation in the federal Lifeline phone program.
América Móvil shareholders on Friday approved a plan to spin off the company's wireless tower assets into a new company called Telesites. The new firm will lease space on the 10,800 towers it controls to competitors of América Móvil, as most of the towers can support equipment from multiple carriers.
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Telekom Austria said CTO Günther Ottendorfer has ceased to be a member of the group's management board, and also said it is bringing in Alejandro Plater as the group's new COO with immediate effect.
Telecom Italia has started the process of unifying its fixed, mobile and Internet offers under one commercial brand: TIM.
America Movil's ongoing movement into Brazil's telecom market continued to pay off in Q4 with the country contributing fully 46 percent of the carrier's total worldwide fixed line revenue generating units (RGUs).
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, posted weaker subscriber growth in the fourth quarter than it did in the year-ago period. The parent company, an international telecoms giant, also acknowledged the obvious: it is facing more competition in its core market of Mexico from AT&T and Telefónica.
Telekom Austria swung to a net loss and reported a 4 per cent decline in revenue for 2014, but the operator also said it saw a stabilisation of earnings over the year and expects to see a return to revenue growth in 2015.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told investors about as clearly as he could that the carrier is not going to snap up assets that América Móvil is going to divest, and will instead focus on growing its business in Mexico via its acquisitions of Iusacell and NII Holdings' Nextel Mexico businesses.
AT&T is getting lots of wireless spectrum in Mexico on the cheap by buying bankrupt NII Holdings' Mexican wireless assets, according to financial analysts. And AT&T might not stop there and could look to bulk up its position in Mexico by acquiring assets that former partner América Móvil is going to divest, according to the analysts and other industry sources.