Telefonica pushes buttons across Latin America

11 Nov 2009

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica has revealed a plan to roll out push-to-talk (PTT) services across all of its Latin American subsidiaries following a contract handed to Conectel-Kodiak for the supply of PTT solutions. The ‘walkie talkie’ service is already available to Telefonica’s ‘Movistar’ mobile network users in Ecuador and Peru, and will be launched this week in Mexico before progressively being rolled out progressively across all other Latin America countries where the group is present. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the Spanish firm’s interests via its Telefonica Latam unit include fixed and mobile businesses in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Mexico and Peru, and wireless-only ventures in Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela, whilst it also operates in Central America through Telefonica Moviles de Centroamerica, which has units in Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

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