Roundup: Ayden, FreeWave, Petrobras, TeleBermuda, Telecom Argentina

- Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Roundup: Ayden, FreeWave, Petrobras, TeleBermuda, Telecom Argentina

Adyen, a provider of next generation internet and mobile payment solutions, has opened a new Latin American office in São Paulo, Brazil, the company said in a statement.

Adyen is now actively seeking additional local and international partners in the region. The Latin American office will be led by Jean Christian Mies, who joins from Formel D do Brasil, where he was responsible for commercial operations.

The company's expansion into Latin America is a direct result of its large customer and partner network, which will support the move. One customer is Getty Images Latin America, a regional provider of digital content, from photographs and editorial images to film clips, music and multimedia.

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Adyen's platform utilizes technology to allow customers to integrate the payment solution into their website or mobile application.

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FreeWave Technologies, a manufacturer of licensed radios for critical data transmission, has been chosen by Brazilian energy company Petrobras to automate pump stations for more than 200 oil and gas wells in Brazil, FreeWave said in a statement.

The installed radios are FreeWave's HTplus ethernet radios, which provide complete pump station automation by transmitting critical data, such as flow rate, pressure and temperatures.

With the theft of metals, especially copper, on the rise around the world, thieves often are stealing from remote, industrial locations. To help curb the increasing threats, Petrobras was looking for a solution that would have a high enough bandwidth that when combined with the Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), could eventually support IP cameras for enhanced security monitoring.

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Bermudan long distance telephony provider TeleBermuda International (TBI) has begun legal proceedings against mobile operator Digicel to stop it from offering long distance, the Royal Gazette reported.

TBI president Greg Swan said he believed that Digicel had infringed on its class B license and was offering long distance ahead of telecoms legislation reform expected to be tabled in congress in November to liberalize the sector.

The Royal Gazette quoted Digicel Bermuda CEO Wayne Caines as saying that he had no knowledge of TBI's legal proceedings against Digicel.

In the long distance market, Digicel would compete with licensed providers TBI and LinkBermuda, formerly known as Cable & Wireless Bermuda.

Digicel's rival in the mobile phone services market is CellOne.

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KIT digital, a cloud-based software solutions and technology services provider, is powering Telecom Argentina's (NYSE: TEO) multiscreen, over-the-top (OTT) premium video service, KIT said in a statement.

The service, called Arnet Play, will initially roll out with more than 2,500 video titles, allowing Telecom Argentina to offer entertainment content on demand on web browsers, set-top boxes and other devices, to its more than 1.5mn broadband subscribers.

The KIT Platform adapts to changing bandwidth conditions to provide the best user experience possible. The platform enables a variety of video content business models, including subscription, single transaction and advertising-supported video-on-demand (VOD).