Tag Archives: Movistar

Chile activates 5G network: WOM, Movistar and Entel users already have access

The Chilean government activated the 5G network for regional telecommunications companies and their users, and became the first South American country to develop the technology at the national level. While the coverage begins to spread throughout the territory, the clients of WOM, Movistar and Entel, companies that won the spectrum tender held at the beginning [...]

Telefónica unifies pay TV and streaming service under new brand Movistar TV in South America

Telefónica transformed its streaming platform, until now known as Movistar Play, for South America, where it not only changed its name to Movistar TV, but also merged traditional pay TV, IPTV and DTH services with its streaming offer. According to the company, the unification plan has already begun to be deployed in Chile, Argentina and [...]

Movistar + integrates Amazon Prime Video in Spain

Movistar +, the OTT of the mobile service operator, integrated Prime Video to its platform in Spain. Until now, the telecommunications company only offered a free three-month subscription period for the Amazon streaming app, a promotion also available in all its subsidiaries in Latin America. From now on, Movistars subscribers  will be able to access [...]

Telefónica sells Movistar in El Salvador to General International Telecom

Telecommunications company Telefónica reached an agreement with General International Telecom for the sale of its Movistar unit in El Salvador. After the failed business with América Móvil in 2019, the operation could finally be carried out in exchange for USD 144 million from the British company. As explained by the telco, the contract involves all [...]

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 [...]

IPTV represents 51.3% of Movistar’s total TV accesses in Chile at the end of Q2 2021

As part of its Q2 2021 financial results report presentation, the telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Chile and the rest of Latin America, except for Brazil, are branded as Movistar, reported that fiber accesses (FTTH) in Chile grew 62.7% year-on-year. According to the information reported, the company ended June with 974 thousand FTTH accesses. [...]

Movistar features almost 250 thousand IPTV clients and strengthens FTTH deployment in Colombia

As part of its Q2 2021 results report presentation, the telecommunications company Movistar Colombia (Telefonica) reported that its IPTV offer ended the period with 247 thousand subscribers (a figure that means a 79.6% year-on-year growth). Likewise, Movistar TVs clients  totaled 527 thousand at the end of the period. In relation to the company’s fixed business, [...]

Telefonica may sell part of its FTTH network in Peru

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Latin America are known under the Movistar brand, is negotiating to sell part of its FTTH network in Peru. The information was reported on several specialized websites, including the Spanish economic newspaper Cinco Dias web version The news came after, in November 2020, Movistar Peru announced the creation of [...]