Brazil warns Telefonica to exit TIM or reduce Vivo stake

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 DEC 2013 BrazilCadeRegulatoryTelefonicaTIM Brasil Home Brazil warns Telefonica to exit TIM or reduce Vivo stake Previous ArticleBBM يحقق نجاحاً كبيراً بينما يظلل WhatsAppفي القمةNext ArticleMicrosoft-Nokia deal clears European regulatory hurdle Ken has been part of the MWC Mobile World Daily editorial team for the last three years, and is now contributing regularly to Mobile World Live. He has been a telecoms journalist for over 15 years, which includes eight…More Read more Ken Wieland Español Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloquescenter_img Related Cade, Brazil’s trustbuster, has ruled that Telefonica must either exit its stakeholdings in TIM Brasil or get a new partner for its Vivo mobile subsidiary.The Spanish giant irked Cade by breaking a 2010 agreement not to raise its stake in Telecom Italia, TIM Brasil’s parent company.By increasing its stake in Telco, which owns 22.4 per cent equity in Telecom Italia, the Spanish and Latin American operator giant gains effective control of the Italian incumbent.And given Telefonica also wholly-owns Vivo, Brazil’s largest mobile operator in terms of subscribers, it now claims more than half the country’s mobile market when taking into account its direct and indirect stakes in TIM Brasil.For good measure, Cade slapped a BRL15 million ($6.3 million) fine on Telefonica for its transgressions, as well as fining TIM Brasil BRL1 million.Analysts, quoted by Reuters, said Cade’s decision is severe and aims to punish Telefonica for failing to notify regulators of its planned Telco stake hike.“Either Telecom Italia sells TIM in Brazil, or Telefonica must leave its stake in Telecom Italia,” Cade President Vinicius Marques de Carvalho said in a statement, quoted by the Wall Street Journal.It seems unlikely, however, that Telecom Italia will sell TIM Brasil as it has repeatedly insisted that the Brazilian operator is a strategic asset.Another option is for Telefoncia to find a partner for Vivo and reduce its stake to pre-2010 levels when it owned half of the mobile operator.Cade emphasised that any new Vivo partner would not be allowed to own a stake in another mobile operator in Brazil.That looks to rule out Oi, the country’s fourth-largest operator, which says it’s open to doing M&A business in Brazil.Telefonica and Vivo are analysing the extent of Cade’s decision and will make an announcement when it “deems opportune,” both companies said in a joint statement, quoted by Reuters.According to Q3 2013 figures from GSMA Intelligence, Vivo has 76.6 million subscribers, followed by TIM Brasil (72.9 million) and then America Movil’s Claro (67.4 million).Oi has around 50 million subscribers. Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Author Tags last_img read more


At least 27 New York City homeless, among hundreds of cases, have died from COVID-19

first_imgAlxeyPnferov/iStock(NEW YORK) — At least 27 homeless people among the 460 confirmed to have COVID-19 in New York City had died as of Wednesday, city officials said.“As our city confronts this virus, we are marshaling every tool and resource at our disposal to meet this moment and protect the New Yorkers who we serve,” the New York City Department of Social Services said in a statement.The death toll has increased from 26 on Tuesday as the number of confirmed cases increased from 421.The news comes after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new measures to better protect the thousands of homeless people in the city for whom social distancing is extremely difficult.What passes for a safety net in ordinary times — asking pedestrians for loose change, public bathrooms, soup kitchens — largely has been unavailable as the city fights the pandemic. The nightly shelter population has also swelled, creating additional concerns.To reduce density, the city has spent about $200 per night to rent hotel rooms in which symptomatic homeless people can be isolated.At a press conference on Saturday, de Blasio said that “6,000 single New Yorkers, meaning single adults, will be in hotels, not traditional homeless shelters.”“Those who will be prioritized across our shelter system for transfer to hotels will include seniors, will include, of course, anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 or who tested positive for COVID-19,” the mayor added.To limit gatherings, shelters are also now staggering meal times and waiving a rule that required residents to leave during cleanings to discourage them from going outside and potentially exposing themselves to the virus.New York has the most cases and fatalities in the country, with more than 195,000 confirmed and more than 10,000 deaths, according to the state’s Department of Health. Deaths in New York City alone have exceeded 7,300, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Foster Wheeler announcement reveals UK carbon capture plans

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MPI Corporation Introduces Fully-Automatic Probe System for RF Production Testing

first_imgAs the 200 mm wafer test market continues to expand, MPI Corporation has introduced a new fully automatic wafer probe system. The TS2500-RF addresses multiple production test market requirements which include RF communication devices and discrete passive components. This system is based on the industry leading and highly reliable automatic LED probe systems from MPI’s Photonic Automation Division with 1000’s of installations worldwide.With the TS2500-RF, they are addressing the widely expanding production test market of RF communication devices and discrete RF passive components. MPI plans to continue focusing uon innovations and synergies between all their divisions to provide maximum value for served markets and to reinforce their mission to reduce the overall cost of test.Available for both ambient and/or hot temperature operation modes, this TS2500-RF can reach maximum speeds of 10 Dies/second (depends on configuration) which makes it an ideal choice for production electrical tests on discrete RF devices. The unique design of MPI wafer chucks and wafer lift pins can safely handle wafers with thickness down to 50 micrometers and thus enable testing of challenging thin III-Vs compound wafers. Advanced alignment features such as off-axis and chuck mounted upper-looking cameras make it an ideal platform for testing within complex RF measurement configurations.The TS2500-RF can be configured with their advanced RF accessories such as, RF MicroPositioners, RF cables, calibration substrates and TITAN RF probes to ensure precise and accurate RF measurements. With integration of the Vector Network Analyzers (VNA) closer to the DUT, the MPI partnership with Rohde & Schwarz, and new advanced calibration techniques, this fully-automatic probe system becomes a complete measurement solution that addresses the complexities of RF production test.last_img read more


Report: Browns Among Teams Interested in Kevin Zeitler

first_imgAccording to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns are among the teams interested in free-agent guard Kevin Zeitler.Guard Kevin Zeitler will do quite well on the open market. Hearing the Colts, Jags and Browns are in on him— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 8, 2017Zeitler, 27, spent five years with the Cincinnati Bengals, starting 72 games.Hue Jackson was his offensive coordinator in Cincinnati for two seasons.According to Sportrac, Zeitler has a market value of roughly $11 Mil. per year for five years. Related Topics Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.center_img Matt Medleylast_img read more


Indian football roundup (02/12/2018): ATK sink Chennaiyin, NEROCA outwit Shillong Lajong

first_imgAdvertisement ganoNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsr98Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Erduua( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) gWould you ever consider trying this?😱j6tlCan your students do this? 🌚7u7nRoller skating! Powered by Firework ATK ended their goalscoring drought by edging out Chennaiyin 3-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai in the Hero Indian Super League on Sunday. The win takes them to the fifth position with 15 points from 10 matches. Chennaiyin FC, on the other hand, remain on the eighth position with 5 points from twice as many games.Advertisement Jayesh Rane scored the all-important first goal of the match.Jayesh Rane broke the deadlock for the visitors through a thunderous screamer at the 10th minute which left the rival goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh flabbergasted. Thoi Singh did pull one back for his side at the 24th minute, but ATK regained the lead at the stroke of half-time after Manuel Lanzarote converted from the spot.The Spaniard further increased the lead at the 80th minute through another penalty. Isaac Vanmalsawam did reduce the deficit at the 88th minute, but it turned out to be a mere consolation as the full-time score read 3-2.Advertisement In the earlier game of the day in the I-League, NEROCA outwitted Shillong Lajong 2-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Shillong. Felix Chidi drew first blood for the visitors after connecting a brilliant cross from Malemnganba Meetei at the 33rd minute.Phirangki Buam leveled things up for Shillong Lajong after being fed a brilliant through ball from Naorem Mahesh Singh as the game resumed from half-time. NEROCA pressed hard for the winner and were finally granted one at the 88th minute after Subhash Singh connected Felix Chidi’s cross.Advertisement The final scoreline read 2-1 in the favor of the visitors who walked away with all the three points. This win takes NEROCA to the fifth position with eight points from six games. Advertisementlast_img read more


Garfield theatre green-light

first_imgBy Alana Mitchelson PLANS are underway for the iconic Garfield Picture Theatre’s re-opening night, after the council granted a blanket…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img


Cramer grabs most of hardware at Nelson Leafs awards ceremony

first_imgRobson Cramer, as he has done all season, was the big winner during Sunday’s Nelson Leafs Award’s Banquet at the Hume Hotel.The skillful defenceman won a handful of awards at the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise concluded the 2014-15 campaign with the annual award ceremony.Nelson was eliminated from the playoffs by defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehhawks Thursday.The Hawks won the best-of-seven Murdoch Semi Final series 4-1.Cramer, a double league award winner as top defenceman in the Murdoch Division and KIJHL, won Nelson’s Top Defenceman and regular season Team MVP.Cramer, who is off to Simon Fraser of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League next season, also was the top scorer during the regular season for Nelson.Right behind Cramer on trips to the podium was rugged defenceman Darnel St. Pierre. St. Pierre won the Coaches’ Award and Most Spirited Player honour.It was announced that St. Pierre is off to join Cramer at SFU next season after agreeing to a commitment letter.Rookie forward Sam Webber won the Most Popular Player award while Dylan Williamson was named top rookie and Playoff MVP was forward Rayce Miller.The player award for dedication of hockey and academics was Brenden Chow while Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap was named Unsung Hero for the team.Most Sportsmanlike Player and Most Improved Player went to forward Timothy Nichols.The banquet concludes what has been a rollercoaster ride for the Green and White this season.However, instead of dwelling on the negative, head coach Dave McLellan already is starting to put the pieces together for the 2015-16 campaign as Nelson hosts its rookie camp April 24-26 at the NDCC Arena.The Main Camp is scheduled to follow May 15-17, also at the NDCC Arena.For more information contact McLellan at [email protected] or 250-352-1903.last_img read more


Leafs advance with thrilling Game Seven Playoff victory over Spokane

first_imgIt may have taken seven games, but the Nelson Leafs overcame adversity — and two elimination games — to prove the Green and White were the better team.Three second-period goals made the difference as Nelson skated to a 6-2 victory over Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.The win gives Nelson a 4-3 decision in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi-Final Series.Nelson now advances to the Murdoch Final beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.However, before the Leafs were able to celebrate into the night, the team had to deal with many second-guessers in the crowd of more than 875 when Aaron Morris scored for Spokane 25 seconds into the second period.After dealing with Nelson’s early-game push, and facing a 1-0 deficit, it was Spokane sucking the air out of the NDCC Arena when Bear Hughes scored a power play marker in the final minutes of the opening frame.The crowd had barely returned to their seats from the first-period intermission when Morris slid a shot past Caiden Kreitz in the Leaf nets, sending shockwaves through the rafters and bringing up nightmares of Game five when Nelson failed to show, allowing Spokane to escape with a victory. However, a hooking penalty to Braves’ Mark Oestreich seemed give the home side a bit of hope.Mitchell Lavoie started the comeback, snapping a quick shot past Ben Waslaski in the Spokane nets.Nelson killed off a two-man penalty before Reid Wilson gave the Leafs the lead, breaking in on Waslaski and ripping a snap shot to the top corner.Late in the frame, Nelson began piling on insurance goals as Captain Jack Karran finished off the three-goal period by converting his own rebound, roofing another shot past Waslaski.Shawn Campbell, with his second power play goal of the game, and Karran, into an empty net sealed the victory, and a date against rival Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Final beginning Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Nelson outshot Spokane 37-27 in the game, including a 14-6 advantage in the second period.Nelson earned the win on special teams, killing off all but one Spokane power play while going three-for-five with the man advantage.PLAYOFF NOTES: A well-rested Beaver Valley Nitehawks team, which swept through Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-0, will be the next opponent for Nelson, beginning Saturday. Game two goes Sunday, at 7 p.m., again at the NDCC Arena. . . .Spokane is going to have to wait another year to break its winless streak in the playoffs. The Braves haven’t advanced to the Murdoch Division Final since 2010. . . . Jack Karran and Shawn Campbell each finished the game with three points. . . . Josh Stypka sat out the game due to injury while Michael LeNoury was on the bench for Nelson, but did not see any action. . . . Shawn Campbell earned Game Star for Nelson while Bear Hughes was tabbed as Spokane’s best player. . . . Spokane again did not dress a back up goalie. Campbell Arnold, who is property of Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, sat out again after starting the first four games of the series. Arnold was the Spokane’s second round (28th overall) pick in the 2017 WHL Bantam Draft. He was added as an affilate player for the Chiefs in December. . . . The second round of the KIJHL playoffs begins tonight in Kimberley when Fernie visits the Dynamiters. Summerland-Kelowna and 100 Mile House-Revelstoke begin Friday in Kelowa and Revelstoke.Spokane goalie Ben Waslaski can only watch as Leafs celebrate the opening goal by Shawn Campbell during Game seven of the KIJHL Murdoch Semi Final Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Dailylast_img read more


Connacht Senior Club Final Preview – Being the small man on the field is…

first_imgCorofin’s Ian Burke speaking ahead of the AIB GAA Munster Senior Football Club Championship Final BY SHANE STAPLETON For exclusive content throughout the AIB Club Championships follow @AIB_GAA and The Corofin star has just become the first Galway man to win an All Star in 15 years, proving that size doesn’t always matter.The darting forward was a crucial part of Kevin Walsh’s plans all season, and once more is leading the county champions on a wintertime run in the AIB club championship.Having beaten Mountbellew-Moylough in the Galway decider, and following that up with a whopping 28-point win over Clann na nGael in Connacht, their sights are now set on Ballintubber in the decider.Corofin, who are chasing a provincial three-in-a-row, have been an oppressive power in recent times, but the likes of Diarmuid and Cillian O’Connor will be hoping to stop them in their tracks.Should the Tribal County side claim the trophy once more, it will cap off what has been an exceptional year for Burke — who was also a key man in the AIB club final win over Nemo Rangers in March.“Yeah, it’s a busy schedule but it’s a good complaint in a way,” says Burke at the launch of the AIB GAA Connacht Senior Football Championship Final.“You’re playing high-quality games all-year round.“From the summer with Galway, onto a Connacht final with Corofin, it’s all championship games. That’s what every player wants and thankfully we’re doing well in it. So it’s easy enough to keep it going, you know.“2018 has been good personally, but I’m also happy to be involved with two successful teams, which is way more important,” he adds.“We had a brilliant campaign with Galway, a lot of positives and a lot of things to work on for 2019.“Then to come back with the club, we’re lucky here that we’re doing okay. Very lucky to get over Mountbellew-Moylough after a replay. We got over Clann na nGael but a big test again now coming against Ballintubber, and we’ll have our work cut out to beat them.“The two O’Connors, Jason Gibbons and Alan Dillon, all of these guys have huge experience in big games. It’s just a matter of trying to stop them guys playing, and hopefully we can play the kind of game we want. We’re under no illusions of what to expect when we go down to Castlebar, it will be a tough game.”Gaelic football is full of tall, powerful, athletic players who can get up and down the field. Burke can certainly move, as he showed in testing out Dublin’s Eoin Murchan in the All-Ireland semi-final, but he breaks the mould when it comes to the typical player profile.“Growing up, I was always smaller than everyone else, so it’s nothing new. I just try to go out and play my own game and fit into the system that we play as best I can. I’m happy to do that and happy that it has kind of been working the past while.“I always try to adapt my game, learn new tricks, and keep in games if you are being marked tight. Just get on ball, things like that.“There’s no such thing as a stereotypical Gaelic footballer. They all bring different attributes and skill sets, so it’s nice to have a blend of everything. It’s healthy for the team too.”Galway had an excellent start to 2018, narrowly losing the league final to Dublin, then going on to win Connacht, before coming up short against the Dubs once more in the All-Ireland semi-final. In 2019, the Tribe will be looking to claim a third provincial crown in four years, but the landscape has shifted noticeably ahead of the new season. James Horan has returned with Mayo, while Anthony Cunningham has been appointed as manager of Roscommon.“It’s obviously a huge challenge trying to win a Connacht title and we were lucky enough to win it this year. James Horan will make it interesting but we’re just focused on ourselves. We’ll try to get a few young lads in and hopefully they can make impacts like Sean Andy O Ceallaigh and Sean Kelly did, and other lads who got All Star nominations. So if we can find a few guys with similar impacts, Galway should be in a good place.”The challenge for Burke and Co, as it is for every other challenger, is to dislodge the dominant Dubs. Jim Gavin has honed his team year-on-year, and certainly it was proven this past season that Galway won’t oust the champions without progressing significantly.“We’re an evolving team,” says Burke.“At the end-of-year accounts, we would say we had a lot of boxes ticked. That being said, the way we ended the year was a bit disappointing. Maybe to just be more consistent… we had maybe one and a half bad games throughout the season, so maybe just be more consistent in the big games.“In the league final against the Dubs, we were there or thereabouts. In the championship (All-Ireland semi-final) second half, maybe we fell a bit away. Just to try to address that, and try to adapt some systems and processes, and try to evolve even more.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more