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Chile's VTR to expand FTTH to 400,000 more premises this year

Published 02 Mar 2021 15:31 CET | Chile

Chilean cable operator VTR (Liberty Latin America) is set to continue investing heavily in its fibre-optic infrastructure to reach 400,000 more homes in 12 regions this year, ...

MercadoLibre inks Disney+ marketing deal in Chile

Published 02 Mar 2021 12:15 CET | Chile

Latin American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre has reached a new agreement with Disney to market the Disney+ video streaming service via its Chilean platform. The deal, which ...

Chile fibre connections up 38% to a third of fixed broadband total

Published 01 Mar 2021 11:51 CET | Chile

Chilean fibre connections surged by 37.6 percent in the year to the end of June 2020, according to OECD figures cited by telecommunications watchdog Subtel. The result is ...

Chile's WOM introduces 100Mbps fibre plan in Santiago and Valparaiso

Published 25 Feb 2021 14:33 CET | Chile

Chilean mobile operator WOM has announced the launch of a new entry-level fibre plan for users in covered areas of Santiago and Valparaiso. The symmetric (download and ...

WOM, Telefonica and GTD to bid for Chile southern fibre tender

Published 25 Feb 2021 13:19 CET | Chile

Chilean telecommunications regulator Subtel confirmed that the operators WOM, Movistar Chile (Telefonica) and GTD have been accepted as bidders for the final stretch of the ...

Telefonica sells 60% of Chile fibre network to KKR for USD 1 bln, creates wholesale newco

Published 23 Feb 2021 09:06 CET | Chile

Telefonica has reached a deal to sell a majority 60 percent stake in its Chilean fibre-optic network to global investment firm KKR for around USD 1 billion, confirming ...

Chile raises over USD 450 mln in 5G spectrum tenders

Published 17 Feb 2021 10:40 CET | Chile

Chilean telecommunications regulator Subtel said it raised a total of CLP 249 billion (around USD 453 million) in a series of tenders of 5G frequencies held this month, ...

Movistar Chile offering Netflix with mobile plans

Published 12 Feb 2021 11:18 CET | Chile

Movistar Chile (Telefonica) has launched a series of mobile offers that include a Netflix subscription in the monthly price. The operator said it's the first in the country ...

Chile's WOM awarded 30 MHz of AWS spectrum for CLP 16 bln

Published 12 Feb 2021 10:56 CET | Chile

Chilean mobile operator WOM has secured 30MHz of spectrum in the AWS band just a few days after successfully bidding for 20 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band. The second of ...

Claro Chile revenues recover to 4% decline in Q4

Published 10 Feb 2021 11:10 CET | Chile

America Movil's Claro Chile unit reported a 3.8 percent year-on-year decline in total revenues to CLP 203.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, substantially improving ...

WOM secures 700 MHz concession in Chile spectrum tender

Published 09 Feb 2021 09:36 CET | Chile

Chilean mobile operator WOM has successfully bid for 20 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz band in the first of four auctions for 5G-ready frequencies. In a statement, ...

Movistar renews legal challenge against Chile 5G auction

Published 04 Feb 2021 15:17 CET | Chile

Movistar Chile (Telefonica) has made a fresh attempt to halt the imminent tender of 5G-ready frequencies by launching a legal challenge before the country's antitrust court ...

Ascenty to open second USD 150 mln Chilean data centre

Published 03 Feb 2021 11:37 CET | Chile

Latin American data centre company Ascenty is finalising preparations to open a second data centre in Chile's capital Santiago in the first quarter of next year, reports BN ...

Chilean data consumption up nearly 60% in 2020

Published 02 Feb 2021 12:20 CET | Chile

Total data traffic transmitted over Chile's mobile networks soared to 926,418,669 GB in 2020, up 59.5 percent compared to the 580,741,771 GB consumed in 2019, according to a ...

Entel revenues down 19% in Q4, customers up 5% to over 18 mln

Published 29 Jan 2021 11:30 CET | Chile, Peru

Chilean operator Entel reported revenues of CLP 597.6 billion in the final quarter of 2020, down 19 percent year on year due to ongoing Covid-19 impact in both Chile and Peru ...

Romania's Cyber Dacians admitted to Start-up Chile

Published 28 Jan 2021 16:02 CET | Chile, Romania

Romania-based cyber-security company Cyber Dacians was admitted to Start-up Chile, a seed accelerator created by the Chilean government and based in Santiago. The programme ...

Argentina to partner with Chile on Asia-Pacific cable

Published 28 Jan 2021 12:03 CET | Argentina, Chile

Argentina's state-owned satellite operator Arsat announced an agreement to join Chile's Humboldt transoceanic cable project to connect South America with Oceania and Asia. ...

Chile launches study into synergies of 'Humboldt' cable

Published 27 Jan 2021 11:32 CET | Chile, Latin America

Chile's telecommunications watchdog Subtel said the University of Chile has been awarded a USD 120,000 contract to carry out a study of synergies of digital projects in South ...

Chilean watchdog censures Entel for 5G ads

Published 26 Jan 2021 13:54 CET | Chile

Chile's telecommunications watchdog Subtel has censured state-backed operator Entel after it ran adverts for a commercial 5G service that used temporary spectrum, reports ...

Chile's Transoceanic Cable to be called 'Humboldt'

Published 21 Jan 2021 12:01 CET | Chile

Chile's telecommunications watchdog Subtel announced that its 'Transoceanic Cable' connecting the country with Oceania and Asia will be called 'Humboldt' following a contest ...

Entel and Ericsson launch Chile '5G Zone' initiative in Santiago

Published 20 Jan 2021 12:29 CET | Chile

Chile's ministry of transport and telecommunications (MTT) has teamed up with state-backed operator Entel and Ericsson to inaugurate what the partners describe as the first ...

EdgeConneX opens first Chile data centre, plans second facility

Published 20 Jan 2021 11:44 CET | Chile

EdgeConneX announced the opening of its first data centre in Chile, the company's 33rd market. The EdgeConneX Santiago, SCL01, facility is designed to provide 7MWs of ...

Chile to invest CLP 7.6 bln in Aysen fibre drive

Published 19 Jan 2021 11:57 CET | Chile

Chile's ministry of transport and telecommunications (MTT) has announced a CLP 7.6 billion (around USD 10 million) investment to bring high-speed fibre service to the ...

Chile to auction 5G frequencies in 3 bands next month, assign 26GHz band without tender

Published 18 Jan 2021 13:46 CET | Chile

Chile's telecommunications regulator Subtel announced that closed envelope auctions will be held next month to assign 5G frequencies in the 700MHz, AWS and 3.5GHz bands, ...

Chile's VTR rejects consumer complaint over fixed line performance

Published 18 Jan 2021 12:15 CET | Chile

Chilean cable operator VTR (Liberty Latin America) has strongly rejected a complaint brought by consumer rights body Conadecus regarding the poor quality of its service, ...

 

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