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NII Holdings

This wireless spinoff from Nextel Communications is riding the wave of wireless adoption in Latin America. Focusing on business users with Nextel's pioneering walkie talkie-like phone, the carrier foresees even greater growth ahead after acquiring licenses for additional spectrum in Mexico and Brazil.

Today, only a third of the population subscribes to wireless phones -- leaving room for NII to pick off the most lucrative customers in the region. Today, the carrier boasts the highest revenue per subscriber and the lowest churn rates in Latin America.

Company Info

Revenues* $1.4 BILLION
Revenue Growth 33.2%
Return on Equity 33.4%
Total Return64.5%
Profits* $154.1 MILLION
All figures are for the most recent available 12 months.

* Latest available data for the 12-month period ended Dec. 31, Jan. 31, Feb. 29, Mar. 31, or Apr. 30. For companies that do not report quarterly, the most recent annual data were used.

Data provided by Standard & Poor's Compustat, BusinessWeek

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Company Snapshot

NII Holdings, Inc. provides digital wireless communication services in Latin America. The company’s digital mobile networks support multiple digital wireless services, which include digital 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 in the same country to talk to each other instantly on a push-to-talk basis, on a private one-to-one call, or on a group call; Internet services, mobile messaging services, email, and advanced Java enabled business applications; and international roaming capabilities. It offers its integrated digital mobile services in Mexico, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. In addition, the company also offers analog mobile radio or digital enhanced mobile radio services, or a combination of both in Chile. The company markets its wireless communications services primarily to businesses through mobile work forces and/or multiple locations, such as service companies, security firms, contractors, and delivery services. The company has strategic relationship with Motorola, Inc. NII Holdings was organized in 1995. The company was formerly known as Nextel International, Inc. and changed its name to NII Holdings, Inc. in 2001. The company has its principal executive offices in Reston, Virginia.

No. of Employees


Data provided by Capital IQ
Steven M. Shindler

Steven M. Shindler

AGE: 42


Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

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Total Compensation*


Total Value of Options**

$ 30.3 MILLION

Degrees Held


* Latest available fiscal year
** The sum of the net value of options exercised and held in the latest available fiscal year

Key Executives

Steven M. Shindler, Lo van Gemert, Byron R. Siliezar, Robert J. Gilker, John McMahon, Douglas Dunbar, Alan Strauss, Ricardo L. Israele, Catherine E. Neel, Jose Felipe, Peter A. Foyo, Miguel E. Rivera

Board Members

Steven M. Shindler, Neal P. Goldman, Charles M. Herington, John W. Risner, Steven P. Dussek, Carolyn Katz, Donald E. Morgan, George A. Cope

Data provided by Capital IQ
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