Category: Telecom

Telefonica forecasts to end 2020 with 16 million FTTH HPs and 268 cities on its FTTH network in Brazil

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation, Telefonica Brazil -where it operates under the Vivo brand-, recorded a total of 855 thousand Pay TV accesses via IPTV, and 14.6 million FTTH HPs as of September 30th.  According to Vivos report, the company plans to end 2020 with around 16 million FTTH HPs [...]

Claro adds 19 new cities to its FTTH network in Colombia, where it already records a total of 110

As officially reported by Claro Colombia (America Móvil), the Colombian subsidiary of América Movil has expanded its FTTH network coverage during the period of the new Coronavirus pandemic. The company currently records a total of 110 cities on its network, where it offers internet, TV and fixed telephony. Colombian cities in which Claro has expanded [...]

Mundo moves forward on its FTTH deployment plan in Chile for 2021

Chilean Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) reported earlier this month its latest statistics on connectivity, in which it reported that the percentage of  FTTH technology participation in total fixed connections in Chile had an 7.7% annual increment, reaching 32.8% in the first half this  year. This way, Enrique Coulembier, CEO at Mundo, which has recently announced [...]

IFT grants new deadline to sell Fox Sports in Mexico until December 4th

Mexican Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) officially reported last Monday that it had granted a new deadline for the sale of Fox Sports México, one of the requirements that the regulator had established to approve the Disney-Fox merger, officially concluded in March 2019.  Initially, the IFT had given Disney a six-months period to find a buyer [...]

Uruguayan telco Antel’s President rejects to make original productions for Vera+

According to specialized websites in Uruguay, Gabriel Gurmendez, President at the Uruguayan telco Antel, reported that the company will not venture into producing its own content for the Vera+ platform and the Vera TV channel. The executive’s statements, as reported by Uruguayan websites, were made in the Primera Mañana radio program,  broadcast by Radio El [...]

TV Peru to provide broadcasting services via satellite to reach areas without telecommunications offers

As reported by several specialized websites in Peru this last Wednesday, the country’s Transport and Communications Ministry (MTC) led the Peruvian Radio and Television National Institute (IRTP), the entity in charge of the TV channel TV Peru, to provide the satellite broadcasting service, for educational purposes. The MTC explained that the service will allow several [...]

Tigo agrees to become main sponsor of the Panamanian National Team

Millicom, which operates in Latin America under the ‘Tigo’ brand, announced this last Wednesday, September 2nd, it has run a sponsorship agreement valued at USD 3.3 million through which, for the next three years, Tigo Panama will invest that amount to collaborate with the countrys National Team. The agreement is added to the sponsorship that [...]

Telefonica not to sell its subsidiary in El Salvador to America Movil

As officially reported from Europa Press, Telefonica announced this Thursday that it will not sell its subsidiary in El Salvador to America Movil, after the rules imposed on the operation by the Competition Superintendence, the Central American country’s regulator.. According to Europa Press, Telefonica and America Movil have decided to cancel the agreement for the [...]

Lenard Liberman acquires Univision Puerto Rico

According to an acquisition agreement document published by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Liberman Media Group, owned by Lenard Liberman, founder of LBI Media and Estrella TV, acquired Univisión Puerto Ricos TV facilities and its repeaters for USD 1 million. The acquisition includes channel 11 (WLII-DT) and its repeaters Channel 9 (WSUR-DT) and Channel 12 [...]