Tag Archives: Paraguay

Paraguay wants to regulate telecom service cancellations

The Paraguayan ombudsman, Miguel Godoy, has presented a draft bill to regulate the contracts of telephone, Internet and pay TV companies. Specifically, the initiative seeks to prohibit companies from charging a cost for the service cancellation. According to ABC Color, the preliminary draft mentions that users will be able to terminate the contract at the [...]

Paraguay prepares to tax digital platforms

The State Undersecretariat of Taxation of Paraguay (SET in Spanish) is working on a regulation to begin charging tax on foreign digital platforms, including Netflix and Spotify. The initiative comes after the law for the Audiovisual Promotion was enacted, which establishes that the budget to finance movie projects will come from “taxes on commercial operations [...]

Tigo Paraguay expands sports offering

Tigo (Millicom) announced the launch Tigo Sports+ in Paraguay, which joins the flagship channel (Tigo Sports) of the company. It will be part of all the operator’s pay TV platforms (cable, UHF and DTH) in standard and HD quality, for clients with plans that include the local soccer championship. “We are happy to announce, after [...]

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, [...]