Roundup: Maxcom, F-Secure-Telefónica, ICE

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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."


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.