Category: Telecom

Oi ends 2020 with more than 9 million FTTH HPs and plans to expand its FTTH offer to São Paulo

According to the information reported in its Q4 2020 results presentation, Brazilian telecommunications company Oi (Grupo Oi) ended 2020 with almost 9.1 million FTTH HPs. The figure represents 4.5 million more than that reported by the company as of December 31st, 2019 (4.603 million); and 1,177 million FTTH HPs more than the 7.9 million reported [...]

Pay TV, fixed and mobile telephony and internet rates would raise every four months in Argentina

As officially reported by the Argentine newspaper La Nacion last Thursday, March 18th, the Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones (Enacom) stated that price increases in fixed and mobile telephone, internet and pay TV rates should be implemented every four months from now on. The amount of each increment is not defined yet. After, in August 2020, [...]

Telecom Argentina expects to expand its business to Uruguay according to changes in the country’s telecommunications regulations

Telecommunications company Telecom Argentina aims to expand its business in Uruguay, although it expects to do so if changes are implemented in the countrys  telecommunications regulations. The information, as reported in several specialized websites, was reported by Telecoms CEO, Roberto Nobile, during the last conference on the companys Q4 2020 results. The idea of expanding [...]

Telefonica and CDPQ create FiBrasil and plan to reach 5.5 million FTTH HPs in 4 years

Telefonica Group and global investment group Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), headquartered in Quebec, Canada, have officially announced this last Tuesday, March 2nd that they have run an agreement to build, operate and develop a natural and independent optical fibre wholesale network in Brazil, which is called FiBrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Ótica [...]

Telefonica makes changes on the lawsuit against Millicom for Movistar Costa Rica’s sale

Spanish economic newspaper Cinco Dias reported this last Monday, March 1st, on its official web version that Telefonica made changes on the lawsuit it has filed against Millicom (Tigo) for the acquisition of Movistars operations in Costa Rica.  According to the information reported by Cinco Dias, the Spanish company reported as part of its its [...]

Movistar offers internet via FTTH with up to 500 megabytes in Bogotá with Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and HBO premium channels

Telecommunications company Telefonica -whose operations in Latin America are branded as Movistar-, has announced this Monday, March 1st, that it is offering symmetric FTTH internet speeds of 500 megabytes in Bogota. As reported by the company, in the Colombian capital there are already more than 300 thousand households with this offer available. Each installation includes [...]

Movistar and Claro confirm they will return their clients the extra value invoiced in January in Argentina

According to the information reported on several specialized websites in Argentina, telecommunications companies Movistar Argentina (Telefonica) and Claro Argentina (America Movil) confirmed that they will return their clients the extra value invoiced in January. The measure takes place after, at the end of that month, the National Telecommunications Entity (Enacom) requested that those country’s telecommunications [...]

Telecommunications companies in Peru must launch digital channels for users to self-manage their plans

Peruvian Organismo de Inversión Privada en Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel), telecommunications regulator in the country, has officially reported on February 12th that it is requiring operators in the country to implement a web and mobile application to provide personalized information and make digital procedures easier both for fixed and mobile telephony customers, as well as internet and [...]

ETB and Ufinet to market neutral FTTH network in Bogota

Neutral telecommunications network infrastructure operator Ufinet has announced this last Monday, February 8th a partnership agreement with the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), through which they will create a company that will commercialize a neutral FTTH network in the Bogotan wholesale telecommunications market, as well as in Bogotas nearby towns. As officially reported by [...]

Argentine Government to fine telecommunications companies who have made higher increases that those established for January

According to what has been recently reported by several specialized websites in Argentina, the National Telecommunications Entity (Enacom) requested the country’s telecommunications companies that have made higher increases in their offers value than those that had been established by the Government, to give the value of the increase back to users. In dialogue with the [...]