Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Millicom finishes its Telefonica’s acquisition in Nicaragua

Millicom announced that it has completed the acquisition of Telefónica Nicaragua mobile operations, the first of the three subsidiaries of the Spanish company that it bought last February together with the Panamanian and Costa Rican ones. The transaction was valued at USD 437 million With the acquisition, Tigo is adding about 4 million customers to [...]

ICE to assume Cable Vision’s operations in Costa Rica on September 1st

Costa Rican Electricity Institutes (ICE) Board of Directors defined that the pay TV and residential internet company Cable Vision will give its operation rights and obligations to it, in order to strengthen services offered by the cable company. It has ceded ts rights to ICE on April 10th, and will take on its operations, services [...]

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 [...]

Repretel broadcasts American Cup’s matches exclusively in Costa Rica

Pablo Guzman, Costa Rican Repretel Groups Sports Director, confirmed that the company completed the American Cup broadcasting rights acquisition exclusively in that country. The 26 matches that are part of the competition can be watched on channels 6 and 11, the GolPlay app, and online. A year ago it was the World Cup in Russia [...]

Tigo Sports to broadcast new Central America Premier Cup

Tigo Sports (Millicom) will develop Central America Premier Cups broadcasts, new football championship endorsed by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) and the Central American Football Union (UNCAF), which came up as a regional football teams initiative, and eight clubs from five different countries will take part of it. The [...]

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 [...]

Mexico could also apply a tax to foreign OTTs

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) considered that Mexico could obtain revenues valued in USD 178.8 million per year if it charges VAT to digital platforms and charges 3% for intermediation services from platforms like Netflix and others. The entity established in its report Fiscal Panorama of Latin America and [...]

Netflix to cancel free trial month in Latin American, Caribbean and European countries

Netflix ended its one-month free offer for new subscribers in several Latin American, Caribbean and European countries  Those affected by the measure are Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba,  Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, according to the official Netflix help page. The OTT did not make this modification in [...]

HBO Go is available on LG Smart TVs in Latin America

HBO Go, the OTT of HBO, will have available the exclusive content of the channel on their LG Smart TVs throughout Latin America from this Wednesday, March 20th,  To access the platform, subscribers must download the HBO app directly from the LG Store. We are constantly developing solutions related with consumer habits evolution , knowing [...]

Costa Rica advances in analog blackout’s implementation this year

According to Luis Adrián Salazar, head of Costa Rican Science, Technology and Telecommunications Ministry (MiCiTT), the country shows a significant advance to develop the analog blackout, which will take place this year, despite some inconveniences that the country is having. We could be 75% advanced with that project. No one will be disconnected or remove [...]