Category: Telecom

IFT grants new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports in Mexico

Mexican Telecommunications Federal Institute (IFT) officially reported this Wednesday, August 4th, that it has granted a new deadline for Disney to sell Fox Sports operations in the country, according to what the Mexican regulator established to approve the merger between The Walt Disney Company and 21st Century Fox, which took place in March 2019. The [...]

Telefonica sells its Costa Rican operations to Liberty Latin America

The Spanish company Telefonica announced on Thursday an agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica with Liberty Latin America, valued at USD 500 million. The agreement took place after the frustrated negotiation with Millicom, which ended in a lawsuit made Telefónica against the company that operates under the Tigo brand in Latin America for [...]

Colombia aims to sell its stake in Telefonica

The Colombian Government is trying to sell the state’s 32.5% stake in Telefónica’s subsidiary in the country, according to several specialized websites. According to the Spanish newspaper La Información, the operation is expected to take place in the short or medium term, once an adequate market window is identified. Colombia had already tried to sell [...]

iPlan launches new internet through FTTH network offer in Rosario, Argentina

After focusing its business on providing services for companies, iPlan, a telecommunications & IT services supplier, announced the launch of iPlan Liv, an internet offer through an FTTH network, in Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina). The initial offer of the residential service includes 200Mbps, and is completed with 300 Mbps and 500 Mbps of bandwidth. During [...]

Novator Partners acquires Avantel’s majority stake in Colombia

Colombian telco Avantel, which offers internet and mobile telephony, announced that the English firm Novator Partners, owner of Wom in Chile, acquired the companys majority stake, and looks forward to running an agreement in the reorganization process it is facing, as reported by several specialized websites. Avantel confirms that Novator acquired a majority stake in [...]

Telefonica resumes its plans to sell its Costa Rican operations

After, in early May, Millicom refused itself to acquire Telefonica’s operations in Costa Rica (where it is known as Movistar), in an agreement valued at USD 570 million and ran in February 2019, the Spanish press reported that Telefonica began an asset analysis process in Costa Rica (known as ‘Due Diligence’) to make all the [...]

Colombian Government reduces taxes on mobile operators and TV channels

Karen Abudinen, Information and Communications Technologies Minister, reported that, through a resolution, the Colombian Government will reduce taxes on mobile operators and TV channels from 2.2% to 1.9% from next July 1st. With this measure, the Government reduces taxes on mobile operators and TV channels, to protect job positions in the country during quarantine, since [...]

Chile launches new platform to cancel telecommunications offers

Chilean National Consumer Service (SERNAC) announced on June 11th the launch of the Me Quiero Salir platform, which it defined as a tool available to consumers so that they can expressly and clearly request the term of one or more subscriptions for the telecommunications services provision  that have been ran with a company. According to [...]

Chile extends term of new plan to provide mobile phone, internet and pay TV services to those most affected by the Coronavirus

Chilean Transport and Telecommunications Ministry (MTT) and telecommunications regulator Subtel announced an agreement with operators in the country, such as Movistar, Entel, Claro, VTR and Grupo GTD, together with Wom, Mundo Pacifico and CMET, to extend the Solidarity Connectivity Plan launched in April for 30 days. The initiative aims to provide benefits for Chilean citizens, [...]

Osiptel enables to cancel telecommunications services gradually for non-payment in Peru

With the aim of reducing the high delay levels in telecommunications services payments, the Peruvian Telecommunications Private Investment Supervisory Agency (Osiptel) enabled operating companies to start cancelling telecommunication services gradually for non-payment in the country from today on. According to what Osiptel has officially reported, the regulator informed that it has not cancelled telecommunications services [...]