KPN revealed that Oscar von Hauske Solís, COO and board member of América Móvil, is to leave its supervisory board as part of the Mexican company's plan to sell its stake in the Netherlands-based operator.
Intel announced that it is collaborating with América Móvil in Latin America, working in an advisory role to help the operator transform and upgrade its network, or to "cloudify" it, so to speak.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, added around 13,000 total customers in the third quarter, ending with 25.726 million total subscribers. "Our brands Straight Talk, SafeLink and our new brand Total Wireless have shown solid growth whereas our legacy brands registered client disconnections," América Móvil said, indicating that the TracFone, Telcel America and Net10 brands are underperforming in the market as a result of more intense competition.
Ericsson is working with América Móvil to bring the first 5G test system to Brazil in 2016. The two companies also plan to deploy a test system for Internet of Things (IoT) to focus on low battery consumption applications, such as low power sensors for remote areas.
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AT&T is starting to rebrand its Mexican wireless operations under its own name and its top Mexican executive acknowledged that while it is starting to shake up the market it still faces a formidable rival in América Móvil, the dominant Mexican carrier.
America Movil and its Austrian subsidiary Telekom Austria pulled out of the race to acquire Serbian operator Telekom Srbija due to the high cost of buying the company and its lack of profitability.
América Móvil extended to many of its prepaid wireless customers its cross-border plan that lets Mexican subscribers use voice, SMS and data service in the United States as if they were in Mexico. The new offer comes after a series of escalating moves by T-Mobile US, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to offer cross-border services without roaming costs.
Facing increased competition in Mexico from new competitor AT&T and a potential recession in Brazil, America Movil is considering possible wireline acquisitions in Europe to grow the company's revenues.
AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand said that as of yesterday it is offering unlimited voice and SMS messaging to and from Mexico. Later this month it will also add those features for Canada.