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Ari Lopes

Americas

Areas of expertise: Pricing strategies, effective convergence , new technologies’ adoption cycle, Latin American market analysis.

“Many operators in Latin America have made a considerable effort to acquire and integrate mobile and fixed-line businesses, but there is still a long way to go until their users have a seamless experience across different products from the same company. The operator that delivers effective convergence will enjoy a unique competitive advantage in the market.”

Arivaldo is a Principal Analyst with Informa Telecoms & Media for Latin America. He leads Informa’s efforts in understanding the Latin American operators’ strategic options for investment in 4G technologies, as well as providing competitive benchmark analysis, country profiles and analyzing the opportunities for MVNOs in the region. His research also focuses on opportunities in the mobile Internet market for Latin American operators, developers and media companies, given the growing polarization on two or three mobile OS ecosystems.

Arivaldo joined Informa Telecoms & Media in April 2012. Prior to that he was a Senior Financial Analyst with Google, where he was in charge of capacity planning and forecast for the SMB Customer Services organization. Arivaldo also has eight years’ experience in the telecoms market, having worked at Vivo as a CRM analyst, and as pricing manager at Brasil Telecom and Oi.

Arivaldo holds a Masters degree in Communications Management at the University of Strathclyde, and has a degree in Economics from the University of Campinas.

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