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Conexis opposes increasing the mandatory loading of channels on pay TV in Brazil

Conexis, the group that represents the main telecommunications operators in Brazil, applied to the Supreme Federal Court (STF) to join an action against the increase in the mandatory loading of channels for pay TV companies. The regulation to which it opposes requires content from local stations to be included in service packages, free of charge. [...]

FTTH leads broadband in Latin America in Q2 2021

FTTH reached a 39% share in the Latin American broadband market, which exceeded 100 million accesses, and became the option with the highest rate of diffusion in the region in Q2 2021, according to Dataxis. The analysis also foresees that eventually broadband will become a standalone product combined with third-party OTT services. Additionally, the report [...]

Digicel relies on Sandvine’s network intelligence

Digicel, the Caribbean telecommunications and entertainment company, commissioned Sandvine, a leader in cloud-based applications and network intelligence solutions, with a multi-million dollar commission to boost its new proposition. Launched last year, it offers personalized digital experiences with a suite of healthy life, news, music, and messaging apps, among others. For the past eight years, the [...]

Supercanal shareholder offers to buy Movistar Uruguay for almost USD 400 million

Uruguayan businessman Edgardo Novick, minority shareholder of Supercanal, a pay TV and internet operator in 17 Argentine provinces, offered around USD 400 million for the purchase of Movistar Uruguay. Novick is also president of the Partido de la Gente party, a political force that is part of the Uruguayan government coalition. Last July, the country’s [...]

IFT from Mexico approves Televisa – Univisión merger

The merger of the Mexican channels Televisa and Univisión was finally approved by the Plenary of the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT). This way, the Televisa Group will obtain a value of USD 4.8 billion and 45% of the shares of the union, becoming its largest shareholder. Last April, the two companies requested the authorization of [...]

Cable & Wireless acquired Claro Panama

Cable & Wireless, Panama’s main operator owned by Liberty Latin America, bought Claro Panama for USD 200 million. With this new acquisition, the company would have 2,343,000 mobile lines, surpassing Millicom (Tigo), which had been the market leader until Q2 2021 and owns the main pay TV operator in the country, Cable Onda. Meanwhile, América [...]