The Brazilian opertor said it received 4.9bn euros (US$5.35bn) in cash and nearly 900mn euros to repay a defaulted investment from Portugal Telecom, the holding company of PT Portugal.
The agency's 2015 plan is divided into six streams, each with a set number of goals per quarter. The infrastructure rollout stream had one goal for 1Q15, which was 100% complete, whereas the three goals in the sector resolutions stream were only 33% completed.
Brazilian mobile commerce platform Movile and Danish online food delivery service JUST EAT led the investment and expect to capitalize on a rapidly growing e-commerce sector.
The Spanish R&D divisions of Samsung and Telefónica have formed a partnership to develop use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT), Samsung holds a developer day in São Paulo aimed at Android- and Tizen-based mobile platforms, and Google reveals its wearable clothes technology project.
Digicel chooses network security provider Verimatrix to protect its HD digital entertainment service offering, Mariposa is teaming up with Brazilian telco Algar to offer Mariposa's ROK Music service, and mobile messaging app LINE saw sales of stickers totaling US$70mn from in the year ending May 8.
Windows 10 will be available in 190 countries for free for users of Windows 7 and 8.1 and is designed as a unifying platform that will offer continuity across mobile, desktop, tablets and the Xbox. It includes novelties like personal digital assistant Cortana and a new browser called Microsoft Edge.