Telefonica hopes Moviltalk pushes customers’ buttons

21 Nov 2011

Movistar Venezuela, a subsidiary of Spain’s Telefonica, has launched a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) service under the name Moviltalk. The service has nationwide coverage and is aimed mainly at the corporate and SME sectors. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database says that Movistar operates GSM, W-CDMA/HSPA and CDMA2000 mobile networks, but its main focus is on developing GSM/W-CDMA/HSPA, with CDMA accounting for a shrinking minority of its customer base. Rival Venezuelan GSM/CDMA mobile operator, state-backed Movilnet, previously launched a PoC service over a nationwide CDMA platform.

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