The Brazilian telco said it received consent from the regulator to form the board, one of the measures established in its restructuring plan. Oi filed last year for Latin America's biggest ever bankruptcy protection.
Hurricane Maria wiped out 95% of Puerto Rican cell sites last September and operators are still recovering.
As the curtain came down on the world's largest consumer electronics event in Las Vegas, BNamericas looks to how metals and bytes are converging and Latin America's role in it all.
The equipment will be used to strengthen network security in public Wi-Fi spots belonging under the República Digital inclusion program.
Monterrey-based IT cluster Csoftmty is expecting to receive funds to carry out software development projects.
The initiative was developed by Anatel and receives live updates from the national center for risk and disaster management and from civil defense authorities on floods, storms, landslides and other disasters.
The app will allow users to follow offline the songs of the masses directed by Pope Francisco during his visit to Chile given the likelihood telecommunications networks will be under considerable strain from the heightened level of traffic.
The technology will be interoperable with bank cards and mobile phones.