Roundup: Claro-Motorola Mobility, Movistar, Openwave

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Peruvian mobile operator Claro and Motorola Mobility have launched the Motorola Xoom tablet in the local market, the two companies said in a statement.

The tablet features a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. The device comes with the Android 3.1 operating system.

Claro Peru is fully owned by Mexican giant América Móvil (NYSE: AMX).

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Ecuadorian mobile telephony operator Movistar expects to shut down its CDMA network on December 31, local telecoms supervisory body Supertel said in a statement.

The operator, controlled by Spain's Telefónica (NYSE: TEF), currently has 68,243 subscribers using CDMA technology.

Movistar said it has taken steps to migrate these subscribers to GSM/UMTS technologies.

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Openwave, a US provider of value-added (VAS) applications to mobile and broadband operators, saw 69% of revenues in its fiscal first quarter 2012, ended September 30, come from the Americas, company CFO Anne Brennan said in a conference call with investors.

In the previous quarter, the region's contribution to overall revenues was 48%.

Openwave posted a US$2.6mn global net loss in the fiscal first quarter, compared to a US$71,000 net profit in year-ago period. The company's revenues reached US$52.4mn, compared to US$41.5mn a year ago.

Openwave delivers context-aware mediation and messaging solutions that enable communication service providers to create and deliver more innovative services.

Go to this link to access Openwave's full quarterly results.