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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 [...]

Chile to start DTT migration process in 2024 with more demands for TV channels

After a month of conversations between FTA channels and Chilean Communications Subsecretary (Subtel), Chilean Government put off the analog blackout for April 2024. According to industry authorities, TV channels presented several arguments to delay the initial date, which was agreed for April 2020, and Subtel fixed a schedule to follow with greater demands to implement [...]

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 [...]