Roundup: Terra, Rydsa-Avaya, m-banking, Datatec

- Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Roundup: Terra, Rydsa-Avaya, m-banking, Datatec

Latin American internet content portal Terra has launched its online video service in Chile, the company said in a statement.

The new service, called Terra TV Video Store, was already launched in Brazil and Colombia.

Terra - fully controlled by Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) - operates in 17 Latin American countries and the US, receiving some 70mn unique visitors a month.

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Argentine network products distributor Redes y Distribución (Rydsa) has signed a distribution agreement with enterprise communications, software and services provider Avaya, the former said in a statement.

Under the agreement, Rydsa will distribute Avaya's data and enterprise telephony solutions in Argentina.

Rydsa is seeking to develop a partner network for these solutions.

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Banking transactions made through mobile telephony and internet accounted for 4.47% of the total in Peru during the first half of the year, state news service Andina reported, citing a study by local banking association Asbanc.

In 2007, transactions via mobile telephony and internet represented 2.56% of the total.

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Latin America accounted for 12% of South African ICT company Datatec's revenues in its fiscal H1, ended August 31, the company said in a statement.

In the year-ago period, the region accounted for 10% of the firm's global revenues.

Despite weaker global economic conditions, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa remain the best performing markets, Datatec said.