Tag Archives: Telcel

Carlos Slim Domit questions competition dynamics in Mexico

Carlos Slim Domit, America Movil Board of Directors Chairman, made critics on todays pay TV prices in Mexico and said that, with the lack of competition in the area, prices have increased in a considerable way, while telephony and Internet are maintaining cheaper rates than in the US. Telcel and Telmex, by investing in towns [...]

America Movil request authorization to offer pay TV in Mexico again

America Movil sent a formal request to the Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT), in which it asks the regulator  to get authorized to enter the TV market in the country again, either via satellite or internet. Some of the arguments presented by the company in the request were that enabling TV access for any of [...]

America Movil requests license in Mexico with Claro TV

Newspaper El Economista reported that América Móvil asked the Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) for a pay TV license in Mexico through a new subsidiary called Claro TV S.A. de C.V. -same brand that it uses in the region- and not through its mobile subsidiary Telcel (Radiomovil Dipsa), as it had previously transcended The IFT had [...]

Telcel increases prices of 24 TV plans in Bolivia

Telefonica Celular of Bolivia -Telcel, which commercial brand is Tigo Bolivia-, informed it customers that it has increased 24 TV plans prices through HCF technology. New values are valid since February, and they mainly affect the Basic, Advanced, HD, TV, Triple Play and Home plans. The increase in the service payment belongs to programming costs [...]

America Movil confirmed it requested a pay TV license in Mexico through Telcel

Daniel Hajj, America Movil General Director, pointed that to give pay TV, we have already sent our request. It is under review at the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), as reported on Wednesday in a conference call with analysts. Mobile subsidiary Telcel -through its legal name, Radiomóvil Dipsa-, has already started procedures to avoid the prohibition [...]

Claro Video adds Crackle in Latin America

Claro Video announced that it will add Crackle, Sonys SVOD service, to its entertainment platform in Latin America. Mexico is the first market to launch the service. José Rivera Font, GM & VP, Digital Networks-Latin America at Sony Pictures Television, will participate in the next edition of NexTV Series Colombia & Andean, the leading conference [...]

América Móvil gets approval to buy spectrum from MVS

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) has authorized Telcel (América Móvil) to buy 60 Mhz of spectrum in the 2.5 GHz band from Grupo MVS. In a statement, América Móvil said it expects to complete the acquisition during the second quarter of 2017. The 2.5 Ghz band is used for next generation mobile services, including the [...]

Mexico’s IFT closes case for monopolistic advertising

The Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) closed the file of a complaint submitted by Telcel (América Móvil) against Televisa for monopolistic practices in the advertising market during the 2011 Pan American Games. Telcel accused Televisa of denying advertising spaces on its free-to-air TV channel with the objective of benefiting the mobile operator Iusacell, and transferring the [...]

Telcel acquires MVS spectrum in 2.5 Ghz band

Mexican mobile operator Telcel (América Móvil) announced an agreement to acquire 60 MHz in the 2.5 GHz band from MVS, for mobile services in various regions of the country. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed. América Móvil said in a statement that the agreement executed is subject to certain corporate and regulatory conditions, [...]

New online concert video platform Go Music is launched in Latin America

  The new online video platform Go Music (Go Live), dedicated to the transmission of live concerts in Video On Demand (VOD) mode, announced through a statement that it was released to the market through an alliance with companies Sony Music, Samsung, Movistar, Personal, Telcel and TVX.   Go Music will feature monthly subscription, weekly [...]