NII Holdings is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, focused on providing businesses and high value consumers with fully integrated wireless communication tools, superior customer service and an expanding network footprint.
NII was first launched as the international business unit of Nextel Communications, Inc. Following the launch of operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1997 and the company expanded to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our company now employs more than 8,000 people and operates in the major business centers and corresponding transportation corridors of these countries. Our corporate headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia.
NII uses iDEN® (integrated Digital Enhanced Network) technology, developed by Motorola, to provide instant-access, low-latency, high-quality and dependable communications. It combines digital cellular voice, data and Nextel’s differentiated Direct Connect® – a digital two-way radio feature – to provide a unique integrated communication solution offering greater efficiency at a lower cost. Nextel’s International Direct ConnectSM, an extension of Direct Connect®, allows subscribers to communicate instantaneously across borders within Latin America as well as with Sprint subscribers in the United States, TELUS subscribers in Canada and Intelfon subscribers in El Salvador. The company’s expertise in integrating instant two-way Push-to-Talk (PTT) communications with high-quality voice and advanced data services has proven a true differentiator.
NII is continuously moving forward in the region by strategically growing its business and evolving to next generation network platforms. NII has successfully launched its next generation networks in Chile and Mexico, providing a robust communications platform with a full array of wireless products and services, including a differentiated Push-to-Talk (PTT) service and high-speed voice and data capabilities. NII expects to commercially launch its next generation network in Brazil later this year. NII will continue to explore opportunities throughout the region that will allow it to expand its network coverage, grow distribution channels and develop new offerings to support profitable new revenue streams.
NII Holdings has received several prestigious awards and rankings that reflect the company’s success in building the Nextel brand and operating a business well positioned for long-term growth. In 2012, NII Holdings ranked 369th on the Fortune 500 list, up 37 points from its ranking in 2011. The company also ranked 339th on the annual Barron’s 500 list, a ranking of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the U.S. and Canada, as measured by sales in the latest fiscal year. NII has also been named one of the 2012 Best Places to Work among Multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute; In addition, Latin Business Chronicle, one of the most reputable media outlets in Latin America, ranked NII Holdings on their list of “Latin America’s Top 50 Technology Companies” and “Latin America’s 500 Largest Companies.” NII has also been named in The Washington Post's "Post 200" companies, a listing of the top 200 public companies in Washington, D.C. as well as ranked among the 50 Fastest-Growing Technology Companies by the Washington Business Journal, in D.C.
As of December 31, 2014, the company's ending subscriber base was 9.2 million.
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