Mark Donahue Mark Donahue is an associate editor for Telephony magazine. Previously, he worked in The Associated Press’ Chicago bureau, as well as two trade publications. He graduated from...more

Gold Medal goes to Latin America

class=”MsoNormal” align=”center”>The week that the Olympics welcomed South America as its new home Telecom Heavy-weights announce key meeting in Panama



Latin America is predicted to be the strongest region of growth in 2010, Investment is flooding to the area and telecommunications is essential for the region to fulfill its potential. Backed by Government incentives and commercial opportunities figureheads such as Humberto Roca, CTO , Antel,  Israel Madiedo, CTO, Cablevision , Claudio Bermudez, CTO Grupo ICE,  Peter Jones, VP Technology, LIME , Miguel Angel Gray , Millicom International Cellular  CEO Central America , Robert Masse, CTO  Telefonica del Sur (Telsur) and  Pedro Planas , CTO LA, Telefonica Media Networks SA have agreed to meet in Panama on November 10th this year at the illustrious NGT Summit to discuss technology investment to support market growth.


‘As Latin America continues its socio-economic Growth, development in ICT clearly sends out the right message to Global investors.’ Paul Southwell – NGT LA Summit Director


Massive investments in 3G has been highlighted as operators will start to see an increase in mobile application use and IPTV may finally take hold. The cost of voice services is at such a low point that voice alone is no longer a viable competitive advantage, operators must improve service levels and delivery methods in order to differentiate themselves from their competitors. Partnering with IDC and Pyramid Research the NGT Summit LA is set to outline the path to success in 2010.

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