Roundup: Maxcom, F-Secure-Telefónica, ICE

- Thursday, February 24, 2011

Roundup: Maxcom, F-Secure-Telefónica, ICE

Mexican telecoms operator Maxcom has appointed Salvador Alvarez as its new CEO, Maxcom said in a statement.

The recently appointed executive replaces William Nazaret, who will remain with the company as an external advisor for a transition period.

Alvarez holds a graduate degree from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE), and a bachelor's in economics for the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

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Finnish security solutions provider F-Secure and Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) have entered into a long-term regional partnership to offer Telefónica's wireless and mobile broadband customers internet protection and storage-related services, the former said in a statement.

"As one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, with a user base of around 5mn mobile broadband users and 5mn smartphones in the region, this is a major boost for the security of all Telefónica customers," F-Secure executive VP sales and marketing Samu Konttinen said. "The partnership is also an unprecedented step in F-Secure's strategic push into Latin America, where the growth in smartphones and mobile broadband is phenomenal."

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Costa Rican state power and telecom company ICE has appointed Jaime Palermo as the operator's new customer manager, ICE said in a statement.

Palermo holds a degree in industrial engineering and a master's in business administration. He had been director of the telecommunication company's client division since April 2009.