South American Carriers In Transition

January 11, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
CEDAR KNOLLS, NJ — The market for telecommunication services in South America is representative of challenges facing carriers worldwide. "South America Focus: Some Changing Faces", a new report from Probe Group, examines the turbulent environment faced by operators seeking business in South America.

"The changing financial and ownership nature of carriers operating in this region reflects the current worldwide environment of intensive competition and economic doldrums," notes Frank Barbetta, Probe Group Research Director. "These carriers also face the ups and downs of conducting business affairs in a sometimes tumultuous South America."

"Carriers are turning away from an acquisition model when it comes to reaching new markets," Barbetta continued. "Building local networks is time-consuming and expensive, and buying local networks has been detrimental to their bottom lines." Partnerships with local operators are now the preferred model for obtaining local customers.

Probe's recent report, "South America Focus: Some Changing Faces", covers the competitive environment in South America and includes profiles of six South American carriers. This report is part of the Global Carriers service, which provides ongoing coverage and analysis of the largest international service providers.

About Probe Group LLC
For over 26 years, Probe has leveraged its unique insights and extensive experience in both the traditional world of telecommunications and the burgeoning world of data and packet networks to offer clients sound counsel and realistic market forecasts. Probe has successfully maneuvered clients through changes in demand, demographic shifts, introduction and evolution of new technologies and platforms, industry structure transformations and financial market volatility. Probe provides clients with expert guidance through continuous research services, consulting projects, retainer programs and a variety of other direct analyst-access services.
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To obtain more information on the report, "South America Focus: Some Changing Faces" (GC, Vol. 4, No. 6), the Global Carriers service, or to arrange an analyst