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Scale Capital eyeing Venezuela mobile venture after pay-TV launch

Published 15 Jan 2021 13:59 CET | Venezuela

Chilean investor Scale Capital, the new owner of DirecTV's assets in Venezuela, is mulling the future launch of a mobile service to complement its new 'Simple TV' service in ...

Venezuela launches CineMestizo VoD platform for local movies

Published 05 Nov 2020 12:11 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela has launched a new video on demand platform dubbed 'CineMestizo' to boost distribution of local movies on a pay per view basis. The streaming platform is the first ...

DirecTV Venezuela relaunches as 'Simple TV'

Published 13 Oct 2020 10:02 CET | Venezuela

DirecTV has relaunched services in Venezuela under the Simple TV brand, reports local daily ElDiario, citing sources close to new owner Scale Capital. The move comes after ...

Venezuela's Cantv sheds nearly 8 mln lines

Published 05 Oct 2020 11:20 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's state-owned operator Cantv lost a total of 7.7 million mobile lines in 2019, equivalent to around 21,100 a day, according to Conatel figures cited by Telesemana. ...

Movistar Venezuela expands 4G service to San Cristobal

Published 08 Sep 2020 12:01 CET | Venezuela

Movistar Venezuela (Telefonica) has continued expanding its 4G network, switching on the service in the city of San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state, reports El Nacional, ...

DirecTV Venezuela restarts service after Scale Capital reaches takeover deal

Published 17 Aug 2020 09:05 CET | Venezuela

DirecTV is restarting services in Venezuela, after the government approved a deal for Scale Capital to acquire the DTH operator. The investor confirmed an agreement with ...

Venezuela's Cantv to resume DTH service

Published 13 Jul 2020 12:15 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's state-owned operator Cantv will be resuming its DTH offer after reaching a deal to use the Ku band of Embratel's StarOne C4 satellite, reports NexTV News, citing ...

Venezuelan court orders Conatel to seize control of DirecTV

Published 26 May 2020 11:49 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's Supreme Court has ordered telecommunications regulator Conatel to take control of the installations of DirecTV in the country and restore the signal after parent ...

AT&T closes Venezuela DirecTV unit due to US sanctions

Published 20 May 2020 10:54 CET | Venezuela

AT&T has confirmed the closure of its DirecTV Latin America unit in Venezuela in view of US sanctions on the country. In a brief statement, the company said sanctions aimed ...

Venezuela's Simon Bolivar satellite ceases operation

Published 27 Mar 2020 14:26 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's Ministry for Science and Technology has announced that the Simon Bolivar satellite, also known as Venesat-1, will no longer provide telecommunications services ...

Venezuela earmarks EUR 4.7 mln to restore telecom infrastructure

Published 17 Oct 2019 11:45 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has announced that a total of EUR 4.7 million is to be spent on restoring telecommunications infrastructure damaged by vandalism and ...

Digitel Venezuela investing USD 25 mln in 4G upgrade

Published 07 Aug 2019 14:08 CET | Venezuela

Venezuelan mobile operator Digitel has announced a deal with Ericsson to install a total of 200 LTE base stations with a view to expanding its capacity to meet demand, ...

Venezuela to launch experimental 5G network 'very soon' - president

Published 05 Jul 2019 11:20 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has announced that the country is finalising plans to conduct initial trials of 5G technology with the help of Chinese companies, reports ...

Inter leads Venezuela fixed network speed ranking with 5 Mbps

Published 03 Jul 2019 12:02 CET | Venezuela

Venezuelan telecommunications provider Inter recorded the fastest fixed internet download speeds in Venezuela between January and December 2018, according to over 86,000 ...

Venezuela to create new national telecommunications body

Published 27 May 2019 11:13 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro has announced plans to create a new entity that groups together state-owned operators Cantv, Movilnet, Telecom, Gran Caribe plus postal ...

Venezuela thinking of using Chinese, Russia equipment for deployment of LTE

Published 27 May 2019 10:53 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela is mulling the deployment of its LTE network with equipment from China and Russia, reports RBC citing Nicolas Maduro, the president of Venezuela. ...

Telefonica commits to Venezuela, reports 536 stolen antennas

Published 20 Dec 2018 11:00 CET | Venezuela

Telefonica has no plans to abandon Venezuela in spite of the country's soaring inflation, capped prices and a spate of mobile base station thefts, reports Bloomberg, citing ...

Telebras to activate internet points on border with Venezuela

Published 24 Sep 2018 09:45 CET | Brazil, Venezuela

The Brazilian Court of Audit has authorised Telebras to activate 98 points for broadband internet access on the Brazilian border with Venezuela, reports Agencia Brasil. In ...

Venezuela, China ink deal to build 'Guaicaipuro' satellite

Published 20 Sep 2018 12:00 CET | Venezuela

The Venezuelan government has announced a deal with China to build and launch what will be the country's fourth satellite. The agreement was revealed after Venezuelan ...

Venezuela's Cantv brings fibre services to Falcon state

Published 25 Jul 2018 15:17 CET | Venezuela

Venezuela's telecommunications watchdog Conatel has announced that state-owned operator Cantv connected the northern state of Falcon to its fibre-optic network as part of the ...

Movistar Venezuela up to 1 mln LTE clients

Published 25 Jun 2018 10:47 CET | Venezuela

Movistar Venezuela (Telefonica) has added around 300,000 customers to its 4G LTE footprint, exceeding 1 million customers for the first time, according to a report from ...

Telefonica names new Peru and Venezuela country directors

Published 06 Dec 2017 11:01 CET | Peru, Venezuela

Telefonica's Venezuelan subsidiary has announced the appointment of Jose Luis Rodriguez as its new president, replacing Pedro Cortez, who will take over as chief executive of ...

Digitel Venezuela adopts Sparkle SMS traffic protection

Published 29 Nov 2017 10:28 CET | Italy, Venezuela

Sparkle, Telecom Italia Group's international operator, has reached an agreement with Digitel Venezuela to provide SMS firewall and international SMS A2P gateway services to ...

Speedcast wins Nabors communications contract in South America

Published 14 Nov 2017 11:16 CET | Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela

Communications and network service provider Speedcast has announced a contract to supply new IT communications equipment and cloud-based connectivity services to oil, natural ...

Telefonica to invest USD 9 mln in Venezuela 4G network

Published 10 Nov 2017 10:57 CET | Venezuela

Telefonica is set to invest around VEF 30 billion (some USD 9 million) to install 160 new LTE base stations in Venezuela and expand the 4G network to 6 new cities, reports ...


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