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first_img América Móvil emprenderá acciones legales contra el regulador mexicano AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 18 NOV 2016 Tags Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more Español La Suprema Corte de Justicia mexicana falla en contra de América Móvil Previous ArticleCEOs play down wider Vodafone/Liberty Global dealNext ArticleUS extends ZTE sanctions reprieve to February 2017 Saleha Riaz center_img Home Altan wins Mexico mobile network tender América Móvil planea escindir su división de torres y registra beneficios en el cuarto trimestre Related Author Altan, a consortium whose backers include US, Chinese and local investors, won the tender to build a multi-billion dollar wholesale mobile network in Mexico, after the only other bidder was disqualified for not presenting enough funds.The consortium is led by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure with a 33 per cent stake, followed by a 23 per cent stake held by the China-Mexico Fund.  Additional shareholders include Canada’s second-largest pension fund, Caisse du Depot et Placement du Quebec, local cable television operator Megacable and Axtel, a local telecoms operator.The tender was delayed several times, most recently when last week a consortium made up of Rivada Networks and Spectrum Frontier was disqualified by the Ministry of Communications and Transport for not presenting a $52 million bid bond on time, a decision it is currently contesting in court.Altan has already raised $750 million and plans for the network to cover 92 per cent of the population within seven years, Reuters reported.Rivada Networks believes its bid included a better plan. Co-CEO Declan Ganley has been tweeting about it: “No surprise, Rivada’s coverage plan is significantly higher than only opened bid. People of Mexico are being given a raw deal, which is sad.”According to earlier government estimates, 85 per cent coverage would need some $3.5 billion, and 95 per cent around $7 billion.Altan is the second investment for the China-Mexico Fund,  an investment firm which has raised $1.2 billion to date.Altan will be allowed to use high quality spectrum in the 700MHz band and will be given a 20-year public-private partnership contract to build a 4G network that can be rented to operators.The network is part of a strategy to reel in the dominance of America Movil. AltanMexicolast_img read more

first_img BRICS Hosted in partnership with ESI Africa: African Women in Energy Webinar Series Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Zipporah Gakaya, project development officer for Cezam and Associates in Kenya, which partners with the US African Development Foundation, said empowering communities has long been a passion of hers. Through the USADF partnership she has seen how women with little capacity to provide for their families, receive seed capital and have since grown from start-ups to established businesses. “They can now contribute to their families and societies,” said Gakaya. Country Manager for Solar Sister in Nigeria, Olasimbo Sojinrin said her passion for women economic empowerment was born out of courtesy from her pan Africanist, strongly feminist mother: “The passion comes from making a difference and doing something that is meaningful and impactful. We can feel the ripples, even across other sectors. The role of women cannot be over-emphasised.” Not only do the newly economically empowered women earn money for their households, they are also increasing the usage of clean energy and productive hours in the evening for businesses and homes in rural areas. Changing the gender dynamic in the energy sector increases the uptake of clean energy Moderated by Chief Anita Nana Okuribido, Nigerian-based chair of the Women in Sustainable Power Africa network, the webinar discussion looked at how social enterprise initiatives in the energy sector offer training to women in rural Africa. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Not only do these opportunities provide an electricity source for their households, but these often create business opportunities for these women. However, these social enterprise opportunities are not without challenges, as pointed out by the panelists. “Women have for eons faced the brunt of all the challenges associated with energy poverty, such as time management, having to use hours on gathering wood. The traditional role of women in society is to manage a lot of the time around how energy is consumed. Entrepreneurship opportunities allow us to flip that – allow them to be the points where people can access clean energy. We know the ripple effects in terms of savings in the households, improvement in children’s education, health,” said Sojinrin. Wanjau said there are still many challenges facing women when they join social enterprises in the renewable energy sector. “One of them is the knowledge gap. We have a lot of women who do not have access to the knowledge … how to structure a social enterprise, how to finance it, how to find the right skills.” Challenges facing women trying to enter the energy business Read more:Close energy poverty gap by empowering women with clean energyIFC invests $200m in a gender bond to empower women-owned SMEsAfrican Women in Energy Webinar Series AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector TAGSKenyaNigeriasocio-economic developmentsolar powerSustainable powerwomen in power Previous articleSA renewables sector unveils skills development programmeNext articleNew evidence points to pipeline in Lagos’ March explosion Theresa SmithTheresa Smith is a conference producer for Clarion Events Africa. Gakaya said one key piece of advice they often give potential businesswomen is to look at where they can add value: “Women must do their research – what are the gaps in the sector that haven’t been addressed. Don’t bring in the same product or service and then find the competition is high. Think of the community you are targeting. Look at the gaps that need to be addressed and leverage those.” According to Wanjau, another key challenge is socio-cultural norms, which have a huge limitation on what women can do. “This is true for our field agents, 80% of whom are women. The majority of our best agents are women but they have to work double when compared to the men. They have to take care of the children, make sure they go to school, take care of their homes, their husbands. There are scenarios of men who want to receive the commissions from their wives, they don’t want the women to have control of the money. Managing Director of Deevabits Green Energy in Kenya, David Wanjau, said his company worked with many women in rural areas who are high school leavers. The company empowers their new sales and distribution agents with business and technical skills to go out and create new installations. “We are creating hundreds of jobs in these rural communities and we intend to create thousands over the next few years,” said Wanjau. Generation Okuribido pointed out the effect of food security could not be over-estimated, as new sources of energy in agricultural pursuits not only provided business opportunities to grow more crops for sale, but food for the family as well. The Women In Energy webinar series kicked off yesterday [21 September] with a discussion on the social enterprise opportunities available in the African energy transition. Gakaya said she has seen firsthand the effect on communities and individuals: “One of the rewards is seeing a woman able to provide for her family. She is able to contribute with her husband and feels like an equal contributor to the household. This has made women feel like their voice is strengthened.” Finance and Policy “The other component is a lack of access to capital. You need a lot of working capital to start a social enterprise,” said Wanjau. He said this problem is somewhat mitigated by allowing women to pay a deposit and use installment payments, but this remains a challenge. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

first_imgBoth the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs will hold hearings this week on cybersecurity risks.The Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled “Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Cyber Risks to Our National’s Critical Infrastructure” on Wednesday morning, featuring testimony from witnesses representing the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Commerce, the Government Accountability Office and the Department of Technology and Information, among others.That afternoon, the Senate Commerce Committee will focus on consumers in a hearing titled “Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches.” The testimony will relate to such massive data security breaches as the recent attacks on Target Corporation and Neiman Marcus, and the committee will discuss the data security bills currently pending that would establish federal standards.NAFCU was the first financial services trade organization to push for national standards for retailers following the Target breach, and it has continued to put pressure on Congress for a response as the news of significant data breaches affecting consumers continues to emerge.Also this week, the House Financial Services Committee will hear from Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on the state of the international financial system. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgOn the job in Los Alamos Thursday at Domino’s Pizza is Ingrid Goldsmith preparing her car with the Domino’s sign before heading out to make deliveries. Goldsmith has worked at Domino’s  for just over a month. Domino’s Pizza at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 206 in Smith’s Marketplace shopping center is open 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday. To place an order, click here or call 505.662.3030. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

first_imgLocalNews DOWASCO commences sewerage project at DSC by: – August 13, 2013 31 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Edward RegisteDominica’s Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO) has called for the cooperation and patience of residents in the Stockfarm area while they undertake a sewage project at the new Dominica State College (DSC).The company announced through its public relations officer, Edward Registe on Monday 12th August, that the connection of the sewage lines from the newly constructed campus to the main DOWASCO lines has commenced.It will require excavation of about 1, 600 feet for the laying of pipes to facilitate that connection which is estimated to take between five to six weeks to complete. It will also impact on traffic and residents of Bellevue Rawle, Stockfarm and Yampiece. “What we expect to see is that there will be excavation works from the entrance of the Dominica State College, all the way down to the Simon Boulevard Housing Scheme in Stockfarm,” Mr Registe said.To facilitate the project, the road will be closed twice daily; from 9am to 4pm and from 7pm to 3am. The road will be open daily between 3am and 9am and 4pm to 7pm.“We want to call for the cooperation of the entire public; the road will be opened every day between the shifts to allow for persons to traverse as best as they can,” Mr Registe said. He also advised that the contractor will make allocations for pedestrians and students who will need to get through during the time that the works will be done.“We want to call for their cooperation that they do not interfere with the works at all,” he said. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more