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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, [...]

Mundo moves forward on its FTTH deployment plan in Chile for 2021

Chilean Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones (Subtel) reported earlier this month its latest statistics on connectivity, in which it reported that the percentage of  FTTH technology participation in total fixed connections in Chile had an 7.7% annual increment, reaching 32.8% in the first half this  year. This way, Enrique Coulembier, CEO at Mundo, which has recently announced [...]

Chile launches new platform to cancel telecommunications offers

Chilean National Consumer Service (SERNAC) announced on June 11th the launch of the Me Quiero Salir platform, which it defined as a tool available to consumers so that they can expressly and clearly request the term of one or more subscriptions for the telecommunications services provision  that have been ran with a company. According to [...]

Chile extends term of new plan to provide mobile phone, internet and pay TV services to those most affected by the Coronavirus

Chilean Transport and Telecommunications Ministry (MTT) and telecommunications regulator Subtel announced an agreement with operators in the country, such as Movistar, Entel, Claro, VTR and Grupo GTD, together with Wom, Mundo Pacifico and CMET, to extend the Solidarity Connectivity Plan launched in April for 30 days. The initiative aims to provide benefits for Chilean citizens, [...]

Subtel notifies VTR for services interruptions in Santiago de Chile

After last Friday, May 8th, an almost 10-hour failure  that affected landline, mobile internet and pay TV VTR customers was reported in comunes like Peñalolén, Lampa and Colina (Santiago de Chile), the Chilean Telecommunications Subsecretary decided to notify the company.  In the document, the regulator asked VTR for more information regarding the reasons why the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]