Category: Broadband

FTTH connections doubled in different Chilean communes during first half of 2020

Chilean Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) reported on December 18th that it made a report on the digital divide in the country. As a result, the Chilean entity reported that FTTH connections have doubled in different communes of the country between December 2019 and June 2020, including Melipilla; Arica; La Granja; Peñaflor; Tome; San Antonio; Constitution; [...]

Telecom Argentina to increase investments in Uruguay and could acquire Movistar’s local subsidiary in the country

As reported by the Uruguayan website Busqueda last week, the telecommunications company Telecom Argentina expressed its intentions to considerably increase its investments in Uruguay, and reported that one of its purposes is to acquire the local subsidiary of Movistar (Telefonica) in the country. In Uruguay, Telecom provides pay TV services through the Cablevision brand; while [...]

FTTH represents 52% of ETB’s total clients

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation,  the Colombian Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) reported that its fixed customer base added 23 thousand new users in relation to Q3 2019, and now features 900 thousand customers. The Colombian company has also highlighted the good performance that its FTTH customer base has [...]

Claro now offers its new STB in more Brazilian cities

According to several specialized websites in Brazil, the Brazilian telecommunications company Claro (America Móvil) launched Claro Box TV, its new STB, initially available for São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in seven new Brazilian cities. With the expansion of the offer, the device is also available from now on in Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, [...]

Telecom Argentina launches Flow Now for its internet clients

According to sources from Telecom Argentina, the company started offering access to the Flow platform to its Fibertel clients (its internet service) through Flow Now, starting this month. Before this launch, Flow was only available to customers of Telecom’s cable TV service, as a TV Everywhere platform. As reported by Telecom Argentina, Flow Now does [...]

Chile moves forward with the ‘Fibra Optica Nacional’ plan

Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) has officially announced this last Wednesday that it had called for a public tender to assign the so-called Macrozona Sur of the Fibra Optica Nacional project (FON), an initiative announced in May, whose purpose is to deploy 10 thousand FTTH kilometers throughout Chile. According to Subtel, those interested in the project, [...]

Megacable loses Xview subscribers and records 5 million STBs distributed in Q3 2020

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation, the Mexican holding company Megacable reported a total of 1,053,604 Xview subscribers at the end of the period. Although the figure shows a 47.1% growth (or 337 thousand net additions) to its platform in relation to Q3 2019; the OTT made a drop in subscribers [...]

Mundo aims to accelerate FTTH deployment in Chile from next year

As recently reported by several specialized websites in Chile, Chilean triple play operator Mundo Pacifico -recently rebranded as Mundo-, plans to be the second company with the largest FTTH deployment in the country by next year. To achieve this goal, the company will use a new technology in FTTH.  With this technology, we hope to [...]

Claro now offers Conmebol TV in Brazil for its residential internet clients

Brazilian pay TV operator Claro (América Móvil) reported that it began offering Conmebol TV to its residential internet subscribers (Claro Net Virtual). The new premium channel was officially launched last week and broadcasts matches from Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa. With the news, the new channel, produced and programmed by Band Sports, extends [...]

DirecTV launches new internet plans with 5G in Bogota

Days ago, DirecTV (AT&T) officially announced the launch of new 5G internet plans in some locations of Bogota, Colombia. As the company officially reported on its website, the offer is available in the Kennedy town, although, according to several specialized websites, the company intends to expand it to others, such as Engativa. As reported by [...]