Tag Archives: Costa Rica

El Salvador to examine third America Movil request to buy Telefonica

After two applications to buy Telefonica in El Salvador declared inadmissible, the Salvadoran Competition Superintendence (SC) decided to accept a third America Movil request and will begin the technical, economic and legal review of the transaction, to determine if it would limit competition in some way. In a 90 business day period, the agency will [...]

Cable Color strengthens its regional operations and focuses on its FTTH networks

In the last eight months, the Honduran company Cable Color has invested USD 2 million in strengthening its FTTH networks. In addition, it consolidated its regional operation, which includes Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador. Cable Color’s offer in El Salvador will include cable TV, digital TV, HD TV, internet, fixed telephony, IP voice [...]

Costa Rica could apply new tax on digital platforms and pay TV subscribers

The Costa Rican Infocommunication and Technology  Chamber (Infocom) warned about an eventual tax collection on cable and satellite TV and digital platforms, which will affect more than 833 thousand subscribers. This is a new 1.5% tax, which is intended to finance the countrys film industry. The projects aim is to achieve income from cross-border digital [...]

America Movil submitts a third request to acquire Telefonica El Salvador

America Movil -through its subsidiary Claro- requested the Salvadoran Competition Superintendence (SC) the authorization to acquire Telefonica (Movistar) in that country. The company sent the third request for the merger to the Salvadoran organization last September 19th, after the institution declared the second request inadmissible due to the lack of documentation required to authorize the [...]

Tigo Sports to broadcast Costa Rican National Team’s matches in the Concacaf Nations League outside the country

Football matches played by the Costa Rican National Team outside that country during the Concacaf Nations League will be broadcast by Tigo Sports, which has acquired those events broadcasting rights. We have always intended to broadcast our National Team matches. It is a priority for us, but for a rights issue we could not. Now [...]

Marca Claro and YouTube develop free Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games broadcast for Latin America

As officially reported on the Marca Claro website, part of the America Movil Group, all Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games activities will be available for free for the first time  on the Marca Claro official YouTube account. The offer will be valid in 17 Latin American countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican [...]

HBO GO now available on Roku in Latin America

Beginning today, HBO GO users will be able to enjoy HBO exclusive content on the Roku platform in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru. Roku users will now have direct access to thousands of HBO titles, including the eight seasons of Game of Thrones, hit series such [...]

Millicom invests in Panama and places itself as a telecommunications leader in Central America

After the acquisition of Cable Onda, the leading cable operator in Panama, and Movistar, the leading mobile operator in the country, Millicom is placed as a leader in the telecommunications market in Panama and Central America. As the company officially reported, Cable Onda serves more than 350 thousand residential customers and is the largest B2B [...]

ICE takes over Cable Vision’s operations in Costa Rica officially

According to what was reported yesterday on its official website, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) officially took over Cable Visions operations in Costa Rica this Monday, September 2nd, as required by ICEs board of directors in December 2018. ICE also reported that 89 people will be hired to fill the key positions that make [...]

Sutel approves Millicom-Telefonica merger in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Telecommunications Superintendence (Sutel), responsible for regulating the telecommunications market in Costa Rica, approved the merger request presented by Millicom Cable Costa Rica S.A. and Telefonica de Costa Rica S.A. in an official statement.  The operation was approved by Sutel because, according to the regulator, there is no evidence of potential anti-competitive effects [...]