Tag Archives: Paraguay

Paraguay wants to ban analog TV sets imports

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MIC) and the Paraguayan Customs want to ban non-digital TV sets imports in the country with the aim of preparing the population for the analog switch-off, which will take place in 2020. This was announced by Conatels Radiocommunication manager, Alberto Ishibashi, according to local [...]

Tigo, Personal drive Paraguayan pay TV growth

Paraguay ended 2016 with more than 549,000 pay TV subscribers, up 11% compared to previous year. Tigo and Personal added the most subscribers, according to data from regulator Conatel, published by Paraguay.com.py. Tigo, the market leader, reported 273,000 subscribers, up 14% than previous year (34,000 subs). The data do not reflect the subscribers of its [...]

Copaco launches IPTV promotion

Paraguayan telecommunications company Copaco has launched a new promotion for its IPTV service.  Customers subscribing to Premium packages can now get the first three or six months for free. According to the company, clients subscribing to a Premium package get three free months while customers subscribing to a second Premium package get six free months. [...]

Unicanal launches HD channel

Unicanal HD channel is now available on Tigo Star, in frequency 708. Sergio Pizurno, Unicanals General Manager, said the HD version will shortly be included in other pay TV operators of the market. According to La Nación, the company made a strong investment for the adoption of new technologies, which included the acquisition of HD [...]

Paraguay to tender new DTT licenses in 2018

The president of the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Paraguay, Teresita Palacios, said that in 2018 three other DTT channels will be tendered, local daily La Nación reported. Meanwhile, this year a tender of one DTT channel is still pending. Conatel is currently studying the offers presented at the beginning of March by Mercuria SA [...]

Two companies bid for DTT licenses in Paraguay

The National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) of Paraguay opened the envelopes with the offers for three new DTT licenses. Initially, 12 companies acquired the document with technical specifications but only two submitted offers. These companies are Mercuria SA and DTH Magnetic SA. According to Última Hora, Mercuria will receive for this initiative the support of an [...]

Tigo launches DTH in Paraguay

Telecommunications company Tigo (Millicom) has commercially launched its DTH service in Paraguay, in Caacupé, Ciudad del Este and Encarnación.  In the coming weeks, it will launch in Concepción and Coronel Oviedo. “The deployment of this technology will be in phases and in the coming months we will cover the entire national territory,” said Maximiliano Bellassai, [...]

Cable operators file lawsuit against Conatel over Tigo’s DTH license in Paraguay

The Association of Cable Operators of the Interior has filed a lawsuit against the Paraguayan National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) for grating Tigo the license to operate DTH services, Última Hora reported. According to the members of the cable association, the Paraguayan regulator, chaired by Teresita Palacios, did not carry out a rigorous analysis on the [...]

Unicanal agrees to buy Canal 13 in Paraguay

Grupo JBB, owner of the pay TV channel Unicanal, signed an agreement with Teledifusora Paraguaya to buy the license of the national TV broadcaster Canal 13 (RPC). The agreement to purchase the channel located in the city of Lambaré was confirmed by Javier Bernardes, owner of Grupo JBB, and Christian Chena, owner of Teledifusora Paraguaya [...]

Tigo acquires two regional operators in Paraguay

Telecommunications company Tigo (Millicom) has completed the acquisition of two other cable TV and Internet companies in the Alto Paraná department, located in the eastern region of the country. The operators are Get-Line (internet) and Cable Tres Fronteras, from cities Ciudad de Este and Presidente Franco. Previously, Tigo had purchased Cable TV Paraná, also from [...]