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Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox (gigaom.com)
24 points by robbiet480 on Oct 25, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

In my experience as a Telefonica customer, the company is incapable of leveraging innovation. For example, in Argentina , the 3G service provided by Movistar is unusable.

It doesn't surprise me. Private companies won't invest in infrastructure if they do not expect a reasonable economic return from such investment. Argentina, for the past 10-12 years is known for being a source of problems to foreign companies and investors. Be it telecom, banking, energy, infrastructure or even Government issued securities.

Foreign companies in Argentina have been wary of capital investments in the region primarily due to high barriers to dividend repatriation, currency volatility and political uncertainty.

May be; but there are other companies in latin america that offer a decent G4 connection now; one of them being "Claro", a big one owned by Carlos Slim (Telmex/richest man in the world according to Forbes)

And DSL speed tops 1Mb outside Buenos Aires (only 30km away)

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