Chile and Costa Rica

Roundup: RIM, ICE, VTR

Bnamericas Published: Friday, May 29, 2009
Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM) and enterprise software company SAP (NYSE: SAP) have launched a product designed to give customers "anytime, anywhere access" to the SAP Customer Relationship Management (CRM) application on BlackBerry smartphones, the companies said in a statement. The BlackBerry Sales Client for SAP CRM gives sales reps access to customer information stored in SAP CRM. "As enterprise mobility using smartphones becomes a business necessity, SAP and RIM are working to address the needs and expectations of business users through an integrated solution that enables secure, real-time access to SAP CRM," the statement reads. *** Costa Rican state telco ICE plans to transfer its existing internet service customers to the company's internet unit, Racsa, local daily La Nación reported. The move is seen as a means of consolidating ICE before the entrance of fresh competition, which will come with the liberalization of the market. Racsa offers internet over cable, while ICE offers internet via ADSL. Racsa is currently the only company in Costa Rica authorized to offer internet over cable. *** One year and two months since Chilean antitrust commission FNE presented a case against VTR, accusing it of having a potential monopoly, John Malone - owner of VTR's parent company Liberty Global (Nasdaq: LBTYA) - has not been notified of the lawsuit, local daily El Mercurio reported. Liberty Global is a holding company spun off by Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LMDIA), which last year acquired Newscorp's stake in satellite TV provider DirecTV - a competitor of VTR in Chile. Pablo Bello, head of telecoms regulator Subtel, told BNamericas last year that VTR would have to sell off assets if antitrust authorities found that indirect control of competitor DirecTV by Liberty Global would create a monopoly in the local market.

To continue reading, subscribe to BNamericas to get all the information in this article and access to related news items and reports.

News in: ICT (Costa Rica)

Subscribe to BNamericas and gain access to thousands of project profiles, key contacts and news.

Other projects

Get key information on thousands of projects in Latin America, from current stage, to capex, related companies, key contacts and more.

Other companies in: ICT

Get critical information about thousands of ICT companies in Latin America: their projects, contacts, shareholders, related news and more.

  • Company: Logicalis Group Ltd.  (Logicalis)
  • Logicalis Group Ltd. is an international provider of integrated ICT solutions, delivering converged computing and communications infrastructure and services. The company offers ...
  • Company: Select
  • Founded in 1989, Select is a Mexican consulting firm specialized in helping ICT suppliers, users, and promoters. The firm leverages its knowledge on the impact of ICT on organiz...
  • Company: BT Academy S.A.  (BT Academy)
  • BT Academy is the result of the idea to offer a fresh alternative to current know-how industry requirements, complemented by innovative education models with the ability to resp...
  • Company: Nu Pagamentos S.A. (Nubank)  (Nubank)
  • Created in 2013, Nubank is one of the most famous companies in Brazil's fast-growing fintech sector. The bank has approximately 2.5mn digital accounts and around 5mn credit card...