Roundup: Telmex, spectrum conference, Terra-BuscaPé

- Thursday, July 14, 2011

Roundup: Telmex, spectrum conference, Terra-BuscaPé

Mexican fixed-line telco Telmex's (NYSE: TMX) board decided on Wednesday (Jul 13) to appoint Carlos Robles as CFO, replacing Adolfo Cerezo.

Robles will start the position on August 15, while Cerezo will retire after 33 years with the company. Robles has been with Telmex since 2005 and has been working as assistant director for budgets and financial evaluation.

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Registration has opened for the Latin American Spectrum Conference, to be held in Mexico City on September 7-8, according to a statement from the joint organizers - Mexican telecoms regulator Cofetel, IT firm Computech, Mexican research institute CIDE and spectrum management and policy publisher PolicyTracker.

This event is expected to draw hundreds of spectrum professionals, and already confirmed speakers include Cofetel president Mony de Swaan, Fabio Leite from the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, Brazilian watchdog Anatel counselor Jarbas Valente and Sebastián Cabello, director of GSMA Latin America.

The conference will focus on issues ranging from spectrum policy and pricing to designing and conducting auctions. Session topics include: spectrum for next generation mobile services, encouraging new entrants, spectrum alternatives for LTE, planning successful auctions, and the social/economic impact of spectrum policy.

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Latin American internet site Terra and online search engine and price comparing website BuscaPé have formed a commercial alliance to offer a more efficient service for users seeking a particular product, the companies said in a statement.

Starting in July, a BuscaPé icon will appear on the Vida y Estilo (life and style) section of the Terra portal.

BuscaPé offers e-commerce and online product price comparisons in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Colombia. It compares prices of more than 7mn products sold by 60,000 companies. It is also sells products for more than 100 portals, including Microsoft MSN, Yahoo, Abril, Globo and Tierra.