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Economic concentration between America Movil and Telefonica in El Salvador is declared ‘inadmissible’ again

Salvadoran Competence Superintendence (SC) declared the economic merger request presented by America Movil as inadmissible, aimed at acquiring the necessary share capital to control Telefonicas operations in El Salvador. The resolution was pronounced by the entity on Monday, August 26th, and the economic agents involved were notified on Wednesday, August 28th. America Movil submitted this [...]

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 [...]

Telefonica launches Home Assist, with home assistance for smart TVs installation in Brazil

Telefonica, whose operations in Brazil are known as Vivo, launched Home Assist, a home assistance service in the country for its customers to have the best experience with their devices. Technical support can be requested for electronic devices installation, configuration and orientation at the home, including TVs, Home Theaters, cameras, computers, printers and Wi-Fi networks. [...]

Brazil records 16.5 million pay TV clients in July and continues losing subscribers

Brazil recorded 16,538,988 households with pay TV accesses in July. The already mentioned figure means a 1,327,427 subscriptions less than July 2018, according to what was officially reported by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian telecommunications regulator.  In July, almost half of Brazilian households accessed to Pay TV services through Claro, whose operations in [...]

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 [...]

Telefonica sells its Panamanian operations to Cable Onda

Once the relevant regulatory approvals have been obtained, Telefonica Centroamerica Inversiones S.L. announced it has sold the entire Telefonica Moviles Panama S.A. shares capital to Cable Onda S.A., Millicom International Cellulars subsidiary, for USD 594 million.  According to what the company officially reported, after closing this operation, Telefonica has completed the sale of three of [...]

Brazilian pay TV loses more than one million subscribers in one year

Brazil recorded 16,709,668 households with access to pay TV in June. The already mentioned figure means a 1.23 million subscribers fall during last 12 month-period, according to what the countrys National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) officially informed.  According to the entity, in June almost half of Brazilians households had access to pay TV through the Claro [...]

Telefonica Brazil grows in IPTV and continues its FTTH deployment

In its Q2 2019 quarterly results report, Telefonica -which is known as Vivo in Brazil- recorded revenues valued at USD 123,5 million in pay TV. The figure means a 1.8% fall in relation to the same period 2018, when revenues on that area were USD 125,9 million. The company also recorded revenues of USD 127,5 [...]

Telefonica launches first Colombian original production in November

After announcing its first original Latin American series production in Peru, Telefónica (Movistar) presents Ruido Capital, its first original series made in Colombia. According to the company, the new production will have six episodes in its first season. Its premiere is scheduled for November and will be available to Movistar customers in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, [...]

Aldea solutions to provide video contribution services for the 2019 Pan American Games

Aldea Solutions announced its participation providing high quality video solutions for the upcoming Pan American Games. For the 2019 Lima Pan American and Parapan American Games, Aldea will provide turn-key contribution services connecting the various venues of the event to the International Broadcast Center (IBC) in Lima, Peru. Aldea has been selected by Telefonica to [...]