Tag Archives: Bolivia

Entel deploys Amino solution to power Bolivia’s first nationwide IPTV rollout

Entel, the national telecommunications operator in Bolivia, has begun a major deployment of AminoVU set-top boxes running on AminoOS to deliver IPTV services across its newly deployed fiber network, which covers almost 100% of the country. Currently, Entel has a broad consumer offering including telephony, mobile, broadband and satellite TV and is broadening this range [...]

Ecuadorian Government would collect taxes from OTTs

From 2020, Ecuadorian Government analyzes to tax digital platforms, with the aim of raising its tax collection by 1.5% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The proposal, which came up after an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will be sent to the National Assembly in order to be discussed and approved in the [...]

Cotel relaunches its pay TV offer

Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives (COTEL) General Manager, Fernando Dips, informed that the company will make changes in its pay TV offers, starting next June 1st. One of the most outstanding news is that all the companys pay TV content catalog will be available in HD. In addition, it was reported that customers already subscribed will have [...]

Tigo reaches more than one million homes in Bolivia

The telecommunications company Millicom -which operates in Latin America under the Tigo brand-, is now available in more than one million households in Bolivia. According to the company, that was possible because of the company’s investment to develop a coaxial fiber optic network in the country. The investment of the company is estimated at USD [...]

Pay TV operators must adapt themselves to the OTT model to stay in business

During the first  day of Nextv Series Argentina 2019, the conference developed last May 14th and 15th at the Intercontinental Hotel in Buenos Aires, executives from Montecable (Uruguay), Digital TV Cable (Bolivia), Wiltel Communications (Argentina) Nagra and Videocable Continental (Paraguay), took part in the panel Future of Pay TV in South America, where they analyzed [...]

UCL Channel and the OAS launch news format about the organization

The Continental Union Latin America Channel (UCL) and the  American States Organization (OAS) General Secretary will work together to produce OEA News, a TV news format that will focus on the development of OAS news for all Latin America. The launch is scheduled for this Thursday, May 9th. With this initiative, the OAS proposes the [...]

Bolivia puts off analog blackout without setting a new date

Bolivian Government informed it decided to postpone the analog blackout, with the aim for smaller channels and general population to get ready to migrate to DTT. The process was scheduled to begin in November this year in different phases, until its conclusion, in 2024. No new date was announced for its implementation. Alvaro Garcia Linera, [...]

Millicom’s total ARPU grows thanks to Cable Onda

Tigo (Millicom) presented its first quarter 2019 results report, in which the company informed that its Average Revenue per User (ARPU) increased in a 1.7%,  in line with a 0.6% increase in local currency terms year-on-year, as the impact of weaker currencies was offset by the favorable impact of consolidating Panama, where the company acquired [...]

Facebook and Fox Sports extend Libertadores Cup’s broadcast

The South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and Facebook agreed to extend from 28 to 46 Copa Libertadores matches broadcast for free by the OTT Facebook Watch, in the Spanish-speaking countries that are taking part in the competition. Fox Sports will also air Thursday’s matches, which had been acquired by Facebook. Partnership between the companies establishes [...]

Peru could also collect taxes from OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented a report that suggests that Peru would collect taxes from Netflix and other apps, and argued that if the measure is implemented, the country could raise more than USD 35 million per year. In its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and the Caribbean [...]