Category: Telecom

Telefonica completes the 60% sale of its FTTH subsidiary in Chile to KKR

Telecommunications company Telefonica and US multinational company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) have officially announced this last Friday, July 2nd, the closing of the transaction for 100% of InfraCO, a standalone company that will be in charge of operating the first free FTTH network access in Chile. The transaction is valued at about USD 1 billion. [...]

FiBrasil, joint venture created between Telefonica and CDPQ, starts operating in Brazil

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Brazil are branded as Vivo, has announced that FiBrasil has officially started operating  in the country. The new company is called FiBrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Ótica S.A., and it is a  neutral fiber optic operator created by Telefonica Brasil, Telefonica Infra -the company’s infrastructure unit-, and the global investment [...]

Megacable plans to complete GPON network migration before the end of the year

During an interview with the Mexican website Expansion, Enrique Yamuni, CEO at the holding company Megacable, gave details about several of the projects in which the company is working, including the evolution of its HFC network to GPON, originally announced earlier in 2020. We already have more than 50% of the project, and we plan [...]

Claro to invest almost USD 182 million to expand FTTH distribution in Puerto Rico before the end of the year

According to the information reported on specialized websites, the telecommunications company Claro Puerto Rico (America Movil) announced a USD 182 million investment for this year, with the aim of doubling its mobile networks capacity, extending its 5G coverage, expanding fiber optic distribution, and other initiatives. Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, President & CEO at Claro Puerto [...]

Televisa expands Izzi’s reach and launches it in Guadalajara

Mexican Grupo Televisa has officially announced this last Wednesday, June 16th, the expansion of the telecommunications company izzis offer to the Mexican city of Guadalajara. Izzi announces its arrival in one of the main cities in the country, Guadalajara, fulfilling its commitment to offer attractive high-speed internet packages, unlimited calls and the best entertainment to [...]

Sutel allows Movistar and Cabletica’s concentration in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), entity in charge of regulating the telecommunications market in the country, has officially announced that it has allowed the Cabletica company (Liberty Latin America) to acquire 100% of Telefonicas operations in Costa Rica , where Telefonica operates under the Movistar brand. A technical analysis based on the transaction [...]

ETB strengthens its FTTH growth, which already represents 58% of its fixed customers base

As part of its Q1 2021 financial results presentation, the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) reported that its FTTH customer base increased by 5.6% so far this year, and ended Q1 2021 with 520 thousand subscribers, adding 27 thousand new customers compared to the 493 thousand reported at the end of 2020. In addition, [...]

WarnerMedia and Discovery merge and create new standalone company

AT&T and Discovery Inc. have officially announced this Monday, May 17th a definitive agreement between Discovery and WarnerMedia to create a new standalone global entertainment company, which will be led by David Zaskav, Discoverys President & CEO. The Board of Director of both AT&T and Discovery have approved the transaction, which is anticipated to close [...]

Grupo Olmos hires former Telefonica Spain’s President and aims to acquire Movistar’s operations in Uruguay

According to the information reported this Tuesday, May 12th by Infobae and other specialized websites in Argentina, the Argentine holding company Grupo Olmos, owner of the pay TV channel Cronica TV, the economic newspaper BAE, Radio FMQ, and others, hired Luis Miguel Gilperez, former Telefonica Spains President, with the aim of acquiring Telefónica’s operations in [...]

Totalplay increases its pay TV subscribers base and adds 200 thousand new FTTH HPs at the end of Q1 2021

As part of its Q1 2021 results report presentation, the Mexican pay TV operator Totalplay (Grupo Salinas) reported a total of 1,796 million pay TV subscribers, an area in which the company made a 55% growth compared to Q1 2020. In addition , the reported figure is also higher than the number of pay TV [...]