Category: Telecom

Telefonica accelerates its departure from Hispanic America

Telefonica is the second largest telecommunications group in the region, by accesses and revenues. Pressured by the weight of its global debt, Telefonica will sell its assets in the nine markets grouped in Hispanic America. After nearly three years of deliberation on ways to reduce exposure, it will move forward on a country-by-country sale. According [...]

Liberty Latin America could acquire Telefonica’s operations in Colombia and Ecuador

As reported by several specialized websites, including Bloomberg and the Spanish newspaper Cinco Dias on its web version, after having acquired Telefónica’s operations in Costa Rica this year – where, as in the rest of Latin America, excluding Brazil, it operates under the Movistar brand-, Liberty Latin America is now considering an acquisition of Telefonicas [...]

Izzi to complete Axtel’s FTTH client migration process on December 10th

Mexican telecommunications company Izzi (Televisa Group) has recently announced that it plans to successfully complete the migration of Axtel customers this coming Thursday, December 10th, with Monterrey being the last place in the migration process. The Izzi announcement, officially made on November 27th, takes place after, on December 17th, 2018, Axtel announced it had ran [...]

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 [...]

Telefonica creates Pangeaco to accelerate FTTH expansion in Peru

Telefonica del Peru has officially announced this last Tuesday, November 24th, the creation of PangeaCO S.A.C., a subsidiary that, according to the company, will be a vehicle that will allow to expand fiber optic throughout the country, with the aim of closing the digital divide. PangeaCO was created in March 2020, and submitted its request [...]

Uruguayan pay TV operators to be able to offer broadband using private networks

The Uruguayan Government has recently announced that changes in the Media Law available in the country (Law N° 19,307; 2014) will be implemented. The most relevant ones are focused on the possibility that pay TV operators can offer services using private networks, and not only those provided by the Uruguayan telco Antel, as currently established [...]

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 [...]

Catel to launch its new MVNO in Argentina in 2021

The Argentine Cooperativa de Telecomunicaciones (Catel) has presented on November 18th the brand of its new virtual mobile operator (MVNO), which will be called Imowi (combination of integracion, movilidad and wireless). Its official launch is scheduled for the first half of 2021. Based on the license granted by the National Telecommunications Entity of Argentina (Enacom), [...]

Mundo launches as MVNO in Chile through Mundo Movil

As reported by several specialized websites, the international fund Linzor Capital Partners, which acquired the Chilean triple play operator Mundo Pacifico -recently rebranded as Mundo in 2019-, has officially launched this last Sunday, November 15th, Mundo Movil, a new business line of the operator, which officially allows it to start its operations in the country [...]

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, [...]