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AUF gets offers from Telefonica and Servisky for Uruguay’s National Team Qualifiers for the next World Cup

With two offers from Telefonica (Movistar) and Ecuadorian Servisky, who owns the Ecuadorian Football Channel, the deadline that the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) had set for the aspiring companies to bid for the broadcasting rights of the nine matches that the Uruguayan National Team will play as local during the Qualifiers for the next World [...]

Telefonica’s President arrives at Latin America to boost the company’s new plan in the region

Telefónica launched its plan to decouple its operations in Latin America ( not including Brazil) and focus its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company’s President, José María Álvarez-Pallete, visited Telefonica’s markets in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Venezuela this week to boost the process. At the meetings, the executive shared [...]

Telefonica restructures its operations in Latin America and bets on Brazil and other markets outside the region

Telefónica announced a new action plan, which includes decoupling its operations in Latin America (not including Brazil) and focusing its business in Brazil, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. The announcement was made by José María Álvarez-Pallete, Executive Chairman of the Telefónica Group through a letter to the entire community of the company, entitled The [...]

Telefonica depoys FTTH in Brazil with American Tower

Telefónica Brazil ran an agreement with the US American Tower to promote its FTTH network deployment in the country. Under the agreement, American Tower will build and operate the infrastructure, while Telefónica will manage connectivity and commercialization with clients, through the Vivo Fibra brand.  In addition, Telefonica presented a franchise model for fiber deployment under [...]

El Salvador to examine third America Movil request to buy Telefonica

After two applications to buy Telefonica in El Salvador declared inadmissible, the Salvadoran Competition Superintendence (SC) decided to accept a third America Movil request and will begin the technical, economic and legal review of the transaction, to determine if it would limit competition in some way. In a 90 business day period, the agency will [...]

Brazil records in September the largest pay TV subscribers loss in 2019

According to what the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) reported, Brazilian Pay-TV lost 266 thousand subscribers in September, and 1.7 million annually. This is the largest monthly subscribers loss so far this year. In addition, the agency reported that the pay-TV customer base in September was 16.08 million. The Brazilian pay-TV operator with the largest [...]

Telefónica grows in IPTV and FTTH and loses DTH

In its January-September 2019 results report, Telefónica reported revenues valued at 36,023 million (USD 39,882.86 million), of which Brazil accounts for 21%, followed by the Hispam Sur countries (Argentina, Chile, Peru and Uruguay), which account for 12%, and Hispam Norte (Colombia, Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Venezuela), with an 8%. The company highlighted that in [...]

Telefonica continues with its FTTH and IPTV development and covered more than 10 million HPs in Brazil

In its Q3 2019 results report, Telefonica Brazil – where it operates under the Vivo brand – added 33 new cities to its FTTH network between January and September, which, to date, amount to 154, taking into account the 121 where the company deployed FTTH in 2018. At Q3 2019, the company has also covered [...]

America Movil submitts a third request to acquire Telefonica El Salvador

America Movil -through its subsidiary Claro- requested the Salvadoran Competition Superintendence (SC) the authorization to acquire Telefonica (Movistar) in that country. The company sent the third request for the merger to the Salvadoran organization last September 19th, after the institution declared the second request inadmissible due to the lack of documentation required to authorize the [...]

Millicom strengthens its operations in Central America and expands its HFC network

In its Q3 2019 results report presentation, Millicom (Tigo) highlighted its growth in Central America and the acquisitions of Telefonica in Nicaragua and Panama, which increased the companys revenues by 10.8%, and the growth of its HFC clients in Latin America.  The third quarter of 2019 marked several important milestones for Millicom. First, we strengthened [...]