Tag Archives: Internet

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 [...]

Telecom Argentina launches Flow Now for its internet clients

According to sources from Telecom Argentina, the company started offering access to the Flow platform to its Fibertel clients (its internet service) through Flow Now, starting this month. Before this launch, Flow was only available to customers of Telecom’s cable TV service, as a TV Everywhere platform. As reported by Telecom Argentina, Flow Now does [...]

Chile moves forward with the ‘Fibra Optica Nacional’ plan

Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) has officially announced this last Wednesday that it had called for a public tender to assign the so-called Macrozona Sur of the Fibra Optica Nacional project (FON), an initiative announced in May, whose purpose is to deploy 10 thousand FTTH kilometers throughout Chile. According to Subtel, those interested in the project, [...]

Megacable loses Xview subscribers and records 5 million STBs distributed in Q3 2020

As part of its Q3 2020 quarterly results report presentation, the Mexican holding company Megacable reported a total of 1,053,604 Xview subscribers at the end of the period. Although the figure shows a 47.1% growth (or 337 thousand net additions) to its platform in relation to Q3 2019; the OTT made a drop in subscribers [...]

Claro now offers Conmebol TV in Brazil for its residential internet clients

Brazilian pay TV operator Claro (América Móvil) reported that it began offering Conmebol TV to its residential internet subscribers (Claro Net Virtual). The new premium channel was officially launched last week and broadcasts matches from Conmebol Libertadores, Conmebol Sudamericana and Conmebol Recopa. With the news, the new channel, produced and programmed by Band Sports, extends [...]

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 [...]

VTR warns on financial problems if it is ordered to compensate its internet plans clients

On July 24th, the Chilean National Consumer Service (SERNAC) filed a lawsuit against the VTR telecommunications company, with the aim of obtaining compensations for the company’s clients who were affected by the poor quality in the internet service provision, which, according to the entity, was intensified during the pandemic period. As officially reported from its [...]

Argentine Government establishes internet, telephony and pay TV as essential services

Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, announced this last Friday, August 21st, through his official Twitter account, the decision to declare telephony, internet and pay TV as essential public services in the country. The measure, established through the Need and Urgency Decree (DNU) N°. 690 (2020), will not change telephony, internet and pay TV services rates until [...]

iPlan launches new internet through FTTH network offer in Rosario, Argentina

After focusing its business on providing services for companies, iPlan, a telecommunications & IT services supplier, announced the launch of iPlan Liv, an internet offer through an FTTH network, in Rosario (Santa Fe, Argentina). The initial offer of the residential service includes 200Mbps, and is completed with 300 Mbps and 500 Mbps of bandwidth. During [...]

Vivo launches FTTH plans with Netflix subscription included

Telefónica launched in Brazil (where it operates under the Vivo brand) from last July 20th new plans for its FTTH internet customers, with Netflix subscription included. The initiative is similar to the one promoted by the Vivo Selfie package, which includes mobile phone plans with subscriptions to platforms such as Netflix, Rappi or Spotify. In [...]