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Colombia's ETB to invest COP 1.2 tln in fibre push

Published 09 Jul 2020 14:27 CET | Colombia

Colombian operator Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), owned by Bogota city council, has committed to investing some CLP 1.2 trillion (around USD 330 million) over ...

Cyan inks Virgin Mobile contract in Latin America

Published 09 Jul 2020 11:00 CET | Chile, Colombia, Mexico

Digital security specialist Cyan has announced a new contract with Virgin Mobile for the acquisition of 83 million end user licences in Latin America. The 5-year deal ...

WOM-owner Novator acquires Colombia's Avantel

Published 08 Jul 2020 11:35 CET | Colombia

UK-based investment fund Novator, owner of Chilean operator WOM, has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in Colombian mobile operator Avantel for an undisclosed ...

Colombia to hold tender in 700MHz, 1.9GHz, 2.5Ghz and 3.5GHz bands in 2021

Published 25 Jun 2020 12:55 CET | Colombia

Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) has published a new document outlining plans to assist the migration to 4G from 2G and 3G networks. ...

Claro Colombia to carry out 5G pilots on 3.5GHz band

Published 25 Jun 2020 12:19 CET | Colombia

Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) has granted Claro Colombia permission to carry out a series of 5G tests on the 3.5GHz band. In a ...

Movistar Colombia offers customers free medical consultations for 1 month

Published 24 Jun 2020 12:14 CET | Colombia

Movistar Colombia (Telefonica) has teamed up with virtual health platform 1Doc3 to offer its postpay customers a month of free medical consultations. Under the terms of the ...

Colombia's Win Sports prolongs free premium pack offer until end-July

Published 22 Jun 2020 11:36 CET | Colombia

Colombian pay-TV network Win Sports announced that it will continue to waive charges for its Win Sports+ platform until the end of July due to the ongoing suspension of the ...

Colombia waives spectrum payments for network rollout

Published 10 Jun 2020 11:51 CET | Colombia

Colombian ICT ministry Mintic announced that the country's president Ivan Duque signed a decree enabling telecommunications operators to swap spectrum payments for ...

SkyNet and SES launch Wi-Fi hotspots in Colombian Amazonas localities

Published 08 Jun 2020 11:33 CET | Colombia

SkyNet Colombia has been awarded a contract by the country's ICT ministry Mintic to install, operate and maintain free Wi-Fi hotspots in the Colombian Amazonas localities of ...

Infinet Wireless installs mobile network for Colombian healthcare provider

Published 26 May 2020 11:20 CET | Colombia

Infinet Wireless has announced the installation of a new mobile network platform for the Social Company of the State of Bolivar (ESE), which is responsible for healthcare ...

ETB revenues steady at COP 340 bln in Q1, EBITDA slumps 10%

Published 25 May 2020 13:21 CET | Colombia

Colombian operator Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), owned by Bogota city council, reported a 0.3 percent year on year rise in revenues to COP 339.97 billion ...

Spain's Lleida.net expands e-signature contract with Colombian postal provider

Published 21 May 2020 11:47 CET | Colombia

Spanish technology company Lleida.net, a specialist in secure messaging, has signed an expanded contract with Colombian postal operator 4-72 to send an 3 three million ...

Colombia activates free Wi-Fi hotspots in 148 locations across 13 departments

Published 18 May 2020 11:12 CET | Colombia

Colombian ICT ministry Mintic confirmed that the first 148 Wi-Fi hotspots in 13 departments around the country are now operational. The so-called 'Urban Digital Zones' are ...

Telefonica, Huawei conduct first 3.5GHz 5G pilot in Colombia

Published 18 May 2020 10:17 CET | Colombia

Movistar Colombia (Telefonica) has launched the first trial of 5G technology in the country in collaboration with Huawei. According to a statement from the country's Ministry ...

Novator aiming to launch Colombia service in first half of 2021

Published 15 May 2020 10:40 CET | Colombia

UK-based investment fund Novator, owner of Chilean operator WOM, is looking to launch a Colombian mobile operator in the first half of next year in spite of delays caused by ...

Claro Colombia activates 2.5GHz spectrum in 800 localities

Published 14 May 2020 14:23 CET | Colombia

Claro Colombia (America Movil) has announced the activation of mobile services over the 2.5GHz band in around 800 localities all over the country, including all state ...

Abudinen named new Colombian ICT minister

Published 01 May 2020 11:39 CET | Colombia

Colombian president Ivan Duque has announced the appointment of Karen Abudinen Abuchaibe as the country's new ICT minister, following the resignation of Sylvia Constain. A ...

Claro Colombia revenues up another 10% in Q1

Published 29 Apr 2020 10:48 CET | Colombia

Claro Colombia, a subsidiary of America Movil, reported first quarter revenues up 10.2 percent year on year to COP 3.23 trillion on the back of solid subscriber figures in ...

Colombian mobile broadband lines up 12% to 31 mln in 2019

Published 28 Apr 2020 13:57 CET | Colombia

Colombia reached 66.2 million mobile lines at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, up 2.3 percent year on year and equivalent to 131.6 lines per 100 inhabitants, according ...

Atreseries added to Movistar TV catalogue in Colombia

Published 28 Apr 2020 11:41 CET | Colombia

Spanish commercial broadcaster Atresmedia announced that the international version of its Atreseries pay-TV channel is now available via Telefonica's Movistar TV service in ...

Tigo-Une activates first 700MHz antennas in Colombia

Published 23 Apr 2020 11:49 CET | Colombia

Colombian operator Tigo-Une (Millicom) has begun deploying its 700MHz network in the country around 4 months after acquiring the corresponding spectrum, reports Telesemana, ...

Telefonica airs first Colombian original series on Movistar Play

Published 21 Apr 2020 11:54 CET | Colombia, Latin America

Telefonica has finally premiered its first Colombian-made original series on its Movistar Play VoD platform. The six-part series is called 'Ruido Capital' and is described as ...

Colombia's Win Sports waives premium pack charges in May

Published 17 Apr 2020 11:54 CET | Colombia

Colombian pay-TV network Win Sports has pledged not to charge customers for its Win Sports+ platform in May due to the suspension of the country's top-tier football league. ...

Colombia removes VAT on mobile plans for up to 4 months

Published 16 Apr 2020 11:35 CET | Colombia

Colombia's Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Mintic) has published a new decree temporarily removing value-added tax on certain mobile plans in the ...

Neustar retains Colombia .co domain contract

Published 08 Apr 2020 10:44 CET | Colombia

Neustar has been awarded Colombia's .co domain contract for another 5 years following a controversial rebidding process. In a statement, the country's Ministry of Information ...

 

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