Tag Archives: Antel

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, [...]

Telecom Argentina expects to expand its business to Uruguay according to changes in the country’s telecommunications regulations

Telecommunications company Telecom Argentina aims to expand its business in Uruguay, although it expects to do so if changes are implemented in the countrys  telecommunications regulations. The information, as reported in several specialized websites, was reported by Telecoms CEO, Roberto Nobile, during the last conference on the companys Q4 2020 results. The idea of expanding [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Antel stops broadcasting Uruguayan National Team’s Qualifying matches via streaming

At the beginning of October, and due to the Uruguayan National Teams debut in the current Qualifiers (which took place that same day against the Chilean National Team), different specialized websites in the country reported that the only way to watch the football match was through a pay TV operator, unlike in happened in previous [...]

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 [...]

Antel launches new STB for TVs in Uruguay

Uruguayan telco Antel began marketing a new STB, which it named Antel Box. It is a 4K streaming player, which has Netflix, YouTube and Vera TV apps pre-installed. The device is available in Uruguay at UYU 2,990 (USD 69). Antel Box is a device that allows you to access a wide variety of content and [...]

Antel increases bandwidth offer for its clients in April

The Uruguayan telco Antel announced that, as part of the measures it is implementing during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in the country, those customers who have hired their ‘Universal Hogares’ internet offer will have a 50 gigabyte bonus available , which can be used throughout April. The benefit is valid for active services as of [...]

Telcos are adapting themselves to new ways of content consumption

Daniel Fuentes, VP at Antel Uruguay, Gyorgy Zsembery, Group CEO, Home & Entertainment at Digicel and Henrik Sten, VP Sales and Development at Vewd, starred the  Telcos and the new TV business panel, as part of the Nextv CEO Latin America conference, which took place last week at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami. [...]