NII HOLDINGS, INC.

NII HOLDINGS, INC.

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Company Overview
NII Holdings, Inc., formerly known as Nextel International, Inc., is an American holding company engaged in the provision of digital wireless communication through its operating companies located in selected Latin American markets. The company was formed in 1996 as a subsidiary of Nextel Communications (later known as Sprint Nextel). It is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, United States, and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol NIHD.
The company is one of the world’s leading providers of fully integrated wireless communication services. These services are designed to meet the needs of business customers in selected international markets. The company does not provide services in the U.S. It has its principal operations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru. It provides analog specialized mobile radio. Its trademarks include Nextel, Nextel Direct Connect, Nextel Worldwide and Nextel Online, handsets and international roaming services. The company also uses a transmission technology called integrated digital enhanced network technology developed by Motorola to provide its digital mobile services in all of the digital markets.
It has approximately 3.4 million subscribers. Its proportional digital subscriber handsets include total digital subscriber handsets on networks in operation in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Peru. Its wireless licenses in the different markets cover approximately 390 million people.
Business Summary
NII Holdings, Inc. (NII Holdings) provide wireless communication services. NII Holdings provides these services under the Nextel brand through operating companies located in selected Latin American markets. It uses a wireless transmission technology called integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN) to provide mobile services on 800 mega hertz (MHz) spectrum holdings.
Description and history
NII Holdings, Inc. (NII Holdings), incorporated in 2000, provide wireless communication services. NII Holdings provides these services under the Nextel brand through operating companies located in selected Latin American markets. It uses a wireless transmission technology called integrated digital enhanced network (iDEN) to provide mobile services on 800 mega hertz (MHz) spectrum holdings.

The services offered include mobile telephone service, including advanced calling features, such as speakerphone, conference calling, voice-mail, call forwarding and additional line service; Nextel Direct Connect service, which allows subscribers anywhere on its network to talk to each other; International Direct Connect service, together with Sprint Nextel and TELUS Corporation, which allows subscribers to communicate across national borders with its subscribers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile; text messaging services, mobile Internet services, e-mail services, including Blackberry services, location-based services, which include the use of global positioning system (GPS), technologies, digital media services and advanced Java enabled business applications, and international roaming services.

Nextel Direct Connect

Nextel Direct Connect is the long-range walkie-talkie service that allows communication at the touch of one button. The Nextel Direct Connect feature gives customers the ability to set up a conference, either privately (one-to-one) or with a group (one-to-many), which allows the customers to initiate and complete communications. In some of the markets, the Company also offers services that provide the customers with communication capabilities in a variety of other ways, including a push-to-email application that allows a user to send a streaming voice message from his or her handset to an e-mail recipient using its Direct Connect feature, Direct Talk, a service available on handsets that enables off-network walkie-talkie communication, and Desktop Dispatch, a service that allows users to send Direct Connect messages between Nextel handsets and any Internet connected personal computer.

Wireless Data Solutions and Mobile Internet Access

The Company offers a variety of wireless data solutions that are designed to help the customers through the delivery of real-time information to mobile workers anytime and anywhere, including remote e-mail access and mobile messaging services using two-way text and multimedia communication capabilities and location based services from their handsets. The Company also designs wireless business solutions to meet the needs of specific customers based on their industry and individualized business needs, including an array of fleet and workforce management services that utilize the capabilities of its data network, such as the ability to locate handsets using assisted global positioning system (A-GPS) technology. It also offer a range of messaging services, including e-mail, that are available using the Blackberry devices, short message service (SMS) and multimedia messaging (MMS), as well as additional mobile data communications services.

Handsets

The Company offer its voice and data communications features and services through handsets that incorporate Motorola’s iDEN technology and offer 4-in-1 service, which includes mobile telephone service, Nextel Direct Connect walkie-talkie service, wireless Internet access and SMS text and multimedia messaging capabilities. Its handsets range from basic models designed to serve the needs of customers who require basic wireless services. The handsets offer a range of features. Many handsets it offers include a built-in speakerphone, additional line service, conference calling, a screen that lets customers view caller identification (ID), voice-activated dialing for hands-free operation, a voice recorder for calls and memos, an advanced phonebook that manages contacts and date book tools to manage calendars and alert users of business and personal meetings. The handsets include the ability to run Java applications.

International Roaming Services

NII Holdings offers a handset that is capable of roaming on networks in other countries that operate using the global system for mobile communications (GSM) standard. The customers can roam in about 70 countries in the world. The Company markets these roaming capabilities as Roaming International and/or Nextel Worldwide services.

iDEN Network Technology

NII Holdings networks utilize the iDEN technology developed and designed by Motorola. iDEN is a digital technology that is able to operate on non-contiguous spectrum frequencies. iDEN networks are capable of simultaneously carrying up to six voice and/or control paths on the same frequency channel without causing interference. The Company’s networks reuse each channel many times throughout the market area in a manner similar to that used in the cellular industry.

The Company competes with America Movil, Telefonica Moviles, Telemar’s Oi, Telecom Italia Mobile, Entel in Chile and Iusacell.

Formed as a subsidiary of Nextel Communications

Business Line
Holding company engaged in the provision of digital wireless communication through its operating companies located in selected Latin American markets
Subsidiary
AIRFONE HOLDINGS INC
Advisor
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
IPO date
2/28/2003
US SIC Code
4812
Company Address
Suite 600
10700, Parkridge Boulevard
City province or state postal code
20191, RESTON, VA
Phone: +1 703 390 5100
Fax:
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.nii.com