Tag Archives: 5G

Antel to invest almost USD 150 million in fiber optic and 5G infrastructure in Uruguay

Uruguayan President, Luis Lacalle Pou, held a meeting last week with Gabriel Gurmendez, CEO at the countrys telco Antel. According to information reported on several local websites, including La Diaria, the executive reported that an agreement was reached, which allows to accelerate some investments related to fiber optic coverage in the country. According to Gurmendez, [...]

Millicom to invest USD 135 million to update its mobile networks in Bolivia, Honduras and Paraguay with Ericsson

Telecommunications company Millicom, whose operations in Latin America are branded as Tigo, has announced this last Thursday, July 8th, a USD 135 million investment over the next two / three years, with the aim of updating its mobile network in Bolivia, Honduras and Paraguay, in partnership with the Swedish multinational company Ericsson. The Covid-19 pandemic [...]

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 [...]

Telecom features more pay TV subscribers and strengthens its gaming offer in Flow during Q1 2021

As part of its Q1 2021 financial results report presentation, Telecom Argentina reported a total of 3.5 million customers on its pay TV offer. According to the information reported by the company, the figure shows a drop of 23.6 thousand customers in relation to Q4 2020, although, in relation to Q1 2020 there is evidence [...]

Band and Claro develop first sports broadcast with 5G in Brazil

Brazilian FTA TV channel Rede Bandeirantes (Band), owned by Grupo Bandeirantes de Comunicação, and the telecommunications company Claro Brasil (America Movil), have made this last Sunday, April 25th, the first sports broadcast using 5G technology in Brazil. According to the information reported by UOL and other specialized websites in the country, it took place during [...]

Nokia and TV Azteca compete first 5G connectivity trial for TV broadcasting in Latin America

Finnish multinational company Nokia has officially announced on March 23rd that it has completed the first 5G connectivity trial for TV broadcasting in Latin America, together with TV Azteca (Grupo Salinas). The trial was conducted at TV Aztecas premises in Mexico City. As officially reported from Nokia, trials consisted on HD/4K video images transmission directly [...]

DirecTV launches new internet plans with 5G in Bogota

Days ago, DirecTV (AT&T) officially announced the launch of new 5G internet plans in some locations of Bogota, Colombia. As the company officially reported on its website, the offer is available in the Kennedy town, although, according to several specialized websites, the company intends to expand it to others, such as Engativa. As reported by [...]

Anatel proves 5G interferences on C band satellite TV in Brazil

Testings developed by  Brazilian regulator Anatel during last months with equipment from different companies and operators proved that 5G network in the 3.5 GHz band causes interferences on C band satellite TV. According to Everton Souza, Engineer at Valvi Solutions -one of the companies that took part of testings developed by Anatel- the interference impact [...]

Fixed connectivity is still strengthen in Latin American households

During the last edition of the Nextv Series Colombia event, the leading conference that took place last June 27th at the JW Marriott Hotel in Bogota, Monia Gomes, Head of Business Development Latam at WeTek, Efrain Martinez, CTO at ETB Colombia, Camilo Moreno, Engineering Director at Conexion Digital and Angel Vacacela Díaz, CTO at Univisia [...]