Tag Archives: Pamela Gidi

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, [...]

Chile awards WOM FTTH network deployment

The Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel), through the Telecommunications Development Council (CDT), awarded the Chilean mobile operator WOM five of the six macro zones of the Fibra Optica Nacional project, which includes the deployment of a 10 thousand kilometers  FTTH network in the country. It is expected to be ready in 2022, and an investment of [...]

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 [...]

Entel, VTR, DirecTV, Movistar and Claro to compensate CDF subscribers after the end of Professional Football in Chile

After the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) requested pay TV operators and the Chilean Football Channel (CDF) -in charge of broadcasting the Professional Football League in the country- to apply measures to compensate its clients subscribed to CDF HD and Premium offers, because the competition has been cancelled. This way, Entel, VTR, DirecTV, Movistar and Claro [...]

Chile loses more than 15 thousand pay TV subscribers this year

A report made by the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary (Subtel) informed that, as of June 2019, Chilean pay TV subscribers totaled 3.14 million, a figure that represents a 1.3% decrease in comparison to the same month last year. The number also means a 0.5% reduction in relation to pay TV subscribers recorded in December 2018.   Figures [...]

Chilean FTA TV channels accelerate analog blackout in regional and provincial capitals

Chilean Telecommunications Sub Secretary (Subtel) put off in May the legal obligation to implement the analog blackout in the country, originally scheduled for April 2020, and set a new deployment plan that aims regional capitals to implement DTT migration in 2021, while the deadline for provincial capitals is 2023. The entity reported that Canal 13 [...]

VTR evaluates creating new low cost company to offer pay TV and internet

VTR, Liberty Latin America Groups operator with a triple play offer in Chile, is evaluating the possibility of implementing a new low cost company to offer more basic products with cheaper prices. Some of the main ones would be pay TV with fewer channels available and internet with lower connection speed.  50% of Chilean households [...]

CNTV completes first stage of DTT concessions delivery in Chile

Chilean National Television Council (CNTV) ended the first stage DTT concessions delivery, with 51 new channels. The entire process considered  88 public tenders, of which 36 were already awarded, and another 15 are adjudicated, with their official publication pending. In addition, 24 tenders were declared invalid, of which no applicants were recorded in 11 of [...]

Chilean TV channels want to postpone analog blackout for April 2025

Chilean National TV Association (Anatel) asked the Telecommunications Sub-Secretary (Subtel)  to extend for five more years the deadline to develop the analogue blackout in that country. Analog broadcasts end were originally planned for April 2020. The request is based on Law 20,750, which establishes that one year before the deadline, it is possible to ask [...]