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  • Brazil resumes biometric ID project

    1/15/19
    The Brazilian government is reviving initiatives to unify different citizen identification numbers into a single, digital ID, federal news service Agência Brasil reported. The idea is to make the digital ID biometric and accessible ...

  • Netflix hikes prices in select LAC markets

    1/15/19
    Video streaming company Netflix has hiked its monthly charge in select Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) markets as well as the US to help finance production of original series and to pay debt, the company said. In the LAC region, ...

  • Spotlight: The state of telecoms in Uruguay

    1/15/19
    Uruguay ended the first half of 2018 with 4.99mn mobile phones, 1.15mn fixed lines, 965,426 fixed broadband accesses and 275,663 pay TV subscriptions. All the figures are from the country's latest ICT statistics report published...

  • SCT webcasts Mexico public tenders

    1/15/19
    To improve transparency and promote an open government, Mexico's communications and transportation ministry (SCT) has begun, on Tuesday, to transmit its public tender processes live via webcast. Andrés Manuel López Obrador's...

  • Oi confirms hiring bank for asset sales

    1/14/19
    Brazilian telco Oi confirmed it has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch for the sale of non-core infrastructure assets such as cellphone towers and datacenters. In a disclosure on Monday, Oi said the bank will also assist in...

  • Audio OTTs reach 14.4mn subs in Mexico

    1/14/19
    Audio over the top (OTT) streaming apps such as Spotify and Apple Music reached 14.4mn subscribers in Mexico as of 3Q18, with the former taking the lead thanks to its free subscription, according to a study by local consultancy The...

  • BNDES doubles budget for IoT financing

    1/14/19
    Brazil's federal development bank BNDES has doubled to 30mn reais (US$8.06mn) its budget to finance 15 pilot projects to test IoT solutions in the cities, health and rural verticals. Initially, the bank had said the budget would be ...

  • Proposed digital tax would hit Chilean wallets

    1/11/19
    Chilean consumers are likely to see an increase in prices of digital services if a proposed 10% digital tax is approved. The proposal is part of President Sebastián Piñera's tax reform bill filed last August and currently being...