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Subtel asks Chilean operators for a report on the behavior of their networks due to broadband use increasement

The Chilean Communications Subsecretary (Subtel) asked Claro, Entel, Mundo Pacífico, GTD, Movistar, VTR, WOM and others, to report on the behavior of their networks and work plans due to a 30% increasement in Internet use in homes that was detected in the country because of the spread of the Coronavirus. The Chilean regulator asked the [...]

Movistar Chile increases FTTH speeds and adds contents to Movistar Play until March 31st

With the advance of the Coronavirus, Movistar Chile announced today a set of measures aimed at keeping its clients connected. This way, the company reported that, among other initiatives, it will provide more speed for its Movistar Fibra clients and a greater amount of content available on the Movistar Play platform. According to the official [...]

20% Telefonica Chile’s TV customers are on IPTV

On its Q4 2019 financial results report, Telefonica Chile reported revenues valued at CH$ 152,265 million (USD 182 million) The income figure fell by 10.5% compared to the January-December 2018 period, when it was valued at CH$ 170,192 million (USD 203.5 million). Telefonica also recorded 523 thousand TV accesses during the year, 19.7% less than [...]

Chilean pay TV to have Fox and Fox Sports Premium options available for free until Sunday

From today until Sunday, March 15th, Fox Premium and Fox Sports Premium channels will be available for free to all subscribers with basic pay TV plans in Chile. This way, all Premium content can be accessed without paying an additional cost. Fox Premium and Fox Sports Premium channels access will be automatic, and numbers of [...]

Chilean football to be back on FTA TV

After 20 years of being broadcast on Pay TV, the Chilean National Professional Football Association (ANFP) and Turner Chile ran an agreement whereby the Chilean FTA TV channel Chilevision will air one championship football match per week. The first will be the one that will face Union Española and Huachipato teams for the eighth fixture [...]

WOM starts deploying FTTH in Chile

Chilean mobile operator WOM announced it has started to deploy FTTH in Chile through its WOM Fibra Beta plan. According to its official website, customers who hire it will have the offer available for a four-month period for free and will have up to 300 mbps maximum speed. The service will have a CL$ 14,990 [...]

Chile increases its FTTH network by 71%

According to figures from the last report of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), quoted by the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel), Chile reported a 71% year-on-year increasement in the expansion of its FTTH network between June 2018 and the same month 2019. This way, according to Subtel, more than 25% of connections in [...]

VTR features HBO Premium content for its customers with D-Box plans

Chilean pay TV operator VTR announced yesterday that its customers with TV Hogar Digital and Full Digital plans can now access the HBO Premium movies, series and documentaries catalog, without changing the price of current plans that customers have. The agreement guarantees access to the eight HBO Premium channels: HBO; HBO2; HBO Plus; HBO Family; [...]

Telefonica records 1.3 million active accesses to Movistar Play in Latin America at Q4 2019

On its results report for the period January-December 2019, Telefonica reported that its video revenues were valued at 769 million (USD 857.9 million), and experienced a growth of 6.8% year-on-year, with 9.7 million accesses. The OTT Movistar Play recorded an 86% year-on-year growth in Latin America, where it had 1.3 million active accesses at [...]

Chile to charge 19% VAT on digital platforms since June

Starting next June 1st, foreign companies that provide digital services will start paying 19% Value Added Tax (VAT) in Chile. The measure impacts on foreign digital platforms that provide digital services in the country. Some of the affected OTTs will be Netflix, Amazon and others. The aim of the measure is that companies that are [...]