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Several companies interested in Telefónica’s business in Central America

According to the Spanish newspaper El Economista, which cites sources familiar with the matter, Millicom, AT&T and Liberty Latin America are among the groups interested in acquiring Telefónica’s business in Central America. The report also mentions Chile’s Entel, but the company denied that information. Telefónica’s operation in Central America integrates Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, [...]

Telefónica goes to Court over Cablevisión-Telecom merger

Telefónica Argentina appeared before the Civil and Commercial Justice to challenge the resolution that approved the merger between Cablevisión and Telecom, according to Página 12. The company went to court after receiving no response on the formal protest presented to the National Commission for the Defense of Competition (CNDC), the Commerce Secretariat and the Ministry [...]

Telefonica expands FTTH and focuses on IPTV

In its third quarter report, Telefónica highlighted the growth of its FTTH network in markets such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia, where the strategy is to continue with the fiber deployment for Ultra Broadband and IPTV/OTT services. The total pay TV base in Latin America reached 4.8 million. In Argentina, retail broadband accesses decreased [...]

Telefónica integrates Netflix in Brazil

Telefónica, which operates in Brazil under the Vivo brand, is integrating Netflix into its IPTV platform. The process will be carried out gradually and automatically, starting this month. The operator’s customers who also have a Netflix subscription can now directly access the streaming video service through Vivo TV set-top box and remote control. The integration [...]

Movistar Chile starts partnership with Netflix

Movistar Chile announced that its fixed and mobile customers can now subscribe and pay Netflix from their bill, becoming the first telco in the country and the first operation of Telefónica in Latin America to offer this benefit. In a press release, the company said Movistar customers who are not users of Netflix can subscribe [...]

Telefónica to launch Movistar Play in Mexico

María Ángeles Callejo, Deputy Director Digital Services B2C at Telefónica México, said the company is preparing to launch Movistar Play OTT service in the country, which will arrive in 2019. The announcement was made during NexTV Series Mexico & Central America, the leading conference organized by Dataxis. According to the executive, the company is currently [...]

Telefónica considering sale of Mexico, Central America units: report

Telefónica is considering selling off some or all of its businesses in Mexico and Central America with the aim of reducing its debt, El Economista reported ,citing sources familiar with the matter. According to the report, the same sources said discussions are in advanced stages, and a possible agreement could be announced in the coming [...]

Telefónica renews Wayra, its startup accelerator

Wayra, Telefónica’s startup accelerator, announced the launch of a new strategy focused on accelerating “more mature” technology companies to generate synergies and develop joint businesses. The new Wayra image was presented simultaneously in eight countries. Under this new strategy, it unit will focus acceleration and investment in companies with a clear business plan and whose [...]

Telefónica signs deal to offer Amazon Prime Video in Brazil

Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo (Telefónica) announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon to offer Prime Video as an additional service. As part of the deal, the operator’s fixed and mobile customers will gain free access to the platform for three months. In addition, subscription can be paid through Vivo bill. “With this launch, [...]