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Argentina cancels bid and opens 20% of 3G spectrum for government company

Thursday, September 6th 2012 - 03:16 UTC
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Argentina announced the government has rejected the proposals made by bidders seeking to gain a public contract to manage up to 25% of the 3G telecommunications frequency nationwide. Instead the federal government satellite and communications company Arsat will get 20% of the available 3G spectrum. Read full article


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  • Papamoa

    Arsat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so Sorry but all I can see is TOILET Humour while reading this story, what a name for a company in argentina..

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 10:55 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EnginnerAbroad

    I think Argentina might be the frst country in the world to openly adopt the idea of an 1984 society.

    You will be sending personel data, thoughts, opions etc via the government controlled 3G network. Big Brother is most defifntly watching!

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • jerry

    She has probably declared that the airways are “in public interest”, so the government must control them.

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 01:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • mastershakejb

    “will seek joint venture partners”, who the eff would invest in this, or in ANYTHING in Argentina? NOBODY, that's who. lol, consider this a pipedream never to be accomplished

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 03:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The ulitmate goal is government owned everything. Try to snatch some unsuspecting business into a partnership, develope it, nuture it, the expropriate it.

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 05:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    De Vido: ““is through with monopolies, so we decided not to give the contract to one company only” but make the government an effective monopoly so we can fcuk the industry up as well, it's what we do best!

    De Vido continued ”In the case of Telecom and Telefonica we are going to continue working to resolve the issue of an installed monopoly [situation]. We are going to be prudent, but very firm in making decisions and setting a time frame to resolve these issues,” because we are going to rob the shareholders blind but don't want to lose our friends who have given us all so many bribes!

    And then they scweam and scweam when honest people call them what they are: a bunch of fcuking crooks.

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 07:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    You are all a bunch of fucking fools. You all claim to have travelled up and down Argentina (of course I believe none of you), and how shockingly poor it is. lol

    What you don't realize is how pathetic, ridiculous and doltish fools you are writing such things. If you travelled up and down the country is because there was the infraestrucutre, the cities, the economic motive for you to do so. And the fact that it was safe enough for you to do so.

    You fools have no precious clue what real poverty, lack of infraestructure, and insecurity and risk to oneself is don't you?

    You spit on Argentina yet you yellows woudn't dare to travel through Central America, Venezuela, the Amazon, most of Africa and the middle east, big chunks of Asia, etc, etc.

    You like creature conforts and some sense of safety... you played it safe and stuck to Argentina. I understand. You are like those ungrateful immigrants that bash the country that received them. Argentina this argie that... but none of you have the guts to go to really poor and unsafe place, so you bash us.

    Your welcome for being exposed. :)

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 10:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Same story different article

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good news

    #2 Hysterical rubbish

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 11:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    Seems like Toby is getting lazy, do you think he gets paid per post? I think re-posting the same thing on 3 articles is cheating tho. Should I use the 1800 Macri line? hahahaha

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 11:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Frank

    I think the library told TiT his Thesaurus was overdue and he had to take it back.....

    Sep 06th, 2012 - 11:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    @ 10 yankeeNothing
    How about your blah blah blah, what you make out of your comments?

    Sep 07th, 2012 - 02:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Among the first moves Néstor Kirchner, Ms Fernández's late husband, made on becoming president in 2003 was the renationalisation of Correo Argentino, the country's postal service. At the time this was seen as a swipe at Grupo Macri, the concession holder, because the son of its boss had become an opposition politician. It turned out to be the start of a trend: Kirchner later took over the railways, a radio-spectrum operator, a shipyard and a water company. Since succeeding him in 2007, Ms Fernández has netted bigger fish: before grabbing YPF last month, she had expropriated Argentina's private pension funds and its flagship airline.
    Under public control, the financial results of government firms range from mediocre to dismal. In the past year the government has spent nearly $3 billion to prop them up, and the official budget suggests that figure will double in 2012. AySA, the water company, and Aerolíneas Argentinas, the airline, have been particularly needy: they cost the state $972m and $840m last year. Though the firms lost money in private hands as well, their former owners say they struggled only because regulators subjected them to strict price controls.
    On the surface, the government's management of ANSES, the national pension scheme, seems a bright spot: its assets have risen from $24 billion in 2008 to $46 billion now. However, most of this increase stems from a rising local stockmarket and from the $7.5 billion a year it receives in tax revenue and mandatory workers' contributions. The system would be even better off had Ms Fernández not raided it in 2009-11 for $6.8 billion, which she has spent on projects including infrastructure, consumer-loan subsidies and educational programmes. It is expected to run a deficit by 2014. Moreover, earlier this year the government repealed a restriction that limited its voting rights in private companies to 5%. ANSES holds stakes above 20% in 15 firms, and many businessmen fear the government will appoint new directors t

    Sep 08th, 2012 - 11:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #13 “At the time this was seen as a swipe at Grupo Macri, the concession holder, because the son of its boss had become an opposition politician”

    Ah so thats where Macri comes from, so unlike Berlusconi he's not even a self made man...

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    I can recall flying from Buenos Aires to Iguazu City last year on aerolineas. The armrest broke off mid flight and the seat was not secure to the decking. Great maintenance program. Here goes cell service, it's bad enough as it is. How do you find the quality of cell service of airlines there there BK?

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 01:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    15 Captain Poppy

    You must understand that Blind_Scottie_Kirchnerist is a true communisy who NEVER flies as it is capitalistic to do so.

    Plus he cannot afford it as he has never held a proper job all his life being a member of the old labour party of Scotland aka The Scottish Communistas and has no savings.

    Go to Argentina? No chance unless TMBOA sends him a plane ticket.

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Chris, regarding BK, I will never understand the amount and lack of self respect some people have by the expectation they have that someone else must provide for them. That people that work hard should be raped and robbed by the government. Is there any stronger proof that abortion is not as widespread as it should be.
    I find it ironic that the most supportive communists are either, 1- leaders in communist states or 2-people from the free world that claim they are communists because they have failed miserably in the free world, so they believe that communism will be their savior. I have yet to see the hordes of people living under communist rule rave about it.

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #16&17 I'm really not an old style Soviet communist, I like the way the radical countries of Latin America are being able to combine social justice and state intervention with the continuation of private enterprise and most importantly of all genuine political freedom the lack of which was the worst part of the old Eastern Bloc. But is you want to see grassroots support for communism in a communist country, look no further than Cuba =)

    Sep 09th, 2012 - 11:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    They wife had her entire pension stolen that she saved her entire life for and nothing in return, not even a statement saying how much she will get or has. She was far from well ordinary admin asst and worked her ass off all her life there stashing money for retirement only to be stolen. Theat is their MO, take what someone else has already achieved, steal it, kill it, then search for a new victim.
    There is not political freedom in argentina I said a million times....go there as see for yourself. I actually like and enjoy when I am in argentin, unlike others that post here. On the other hand, I am repulsed by the government and their actions. Take the train from BA to El Tigre and check out the countryside along the way.
    You in previous posts supported SA's support and brotherhood of cuba. SA supports cuba ONLY because they are latinos, no other reason unless they are ultimately looking for a central party and commission.

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 12:47 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    Conqueror Captain Poppy is full of lies..
    .....don't dare to mention her “argentine wife”....
    .....don't dare to give his real name, address or phone because he is british
    blow your head off Conk!

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 04:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Trolls have failed to digress and divert attention:
    70% of Argentines Disapprove of Populist Leader's Economic Policies
    BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Cristina Kirchner's popularity has fallen dramatically amid worries of high inflation according to Argentine polling company Management & Fit. Just 30% of Argentinians approve of her handling of the economy, an approval rating that has continued to drop over the last year.
    According to reports, growing public discontent is largely a result of economic contraction and soaring inflation, which has eroded purchasing power. The nation's statistics agency, INDEC, reported an annual inflation rate of 9.9% in July, but private analysts estimate it is running well above 20%. The Kirchner Administration bans the publication of independent economic data that conflicts with the Government's reports and formally suspended three consumer-focused NGOs this week after they published inflation data that differed from official statistics.

    “Argentina's runaway inflation – now among the highest in the world – reflects the degree and depth of the Kirchner Administration's economic mismanagement. The Argentine people are still suffering from President Kirchner's mismanagement of the debt default and restructuring. The failure to repay the country's debt to private creditors has left the government effectively locked out of the international credit market and has discouraged foreign investment. Price subsidies and strict currency controls have added to the country's macro-economic problems.”

    ”It is no surprise that the President's popularity wanes as Argentina's real inflation statistics become known. These poll results illustrate that the majority of Argentines do not support the government's protectionist and isolationist economic agenda. In

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 07:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • 2012

    @ 21 Conqueror Captain Poppy
    Mind you own rubbish bloody country!

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 09:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Argentina On The Brink: What Is The Real Investment Risk?

    Sep 10th, 2012 - 11:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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