Entel launches IPTV in Chile

Chilean telecommunications company Entel has launched IPTV, broadband and telephony services through its new FTTH network, available in the capital, Santiago. This way, the company strengthens its offer for the residential market.

The basic IPTV plan includes 74 channels (48 in HD) and integrates access to Netflix and Youtube. In addition, the service includes catch up, start over and multiscreen access through iOS and Android devices. Triple play basic plan also brings 150 Mbps internet speeds and unlimited calls to landlines and mobiles for CH$ 44,990 (USD 71) a month for the first six months.

A few years ago, Entel launched a wireless service “aimed at the C and D segment,” Matías del Campo, Entel’s Consumer Market Manager told La Tercera. With the new fiber project, called Roma, the company wants to “reach a different segment, more inclined to ABC1”.

Entel is completing the deployment of the network in seven areas of Santiago (Vitacura, Providencia, Las Condes, Ñuñoa, Maipú, San Miguel and La Reina) and the idea is to extend the coverage to other regions. The company plans to invest USD 250 million and targets one million fibre-connected homes within four years, said Del Campo.