Monthly Archives: February 2018

Chile moves forward with DTT transition

Chile’s Undersecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel) has opened the public tender to award Ch$ 5.7 billion (USD 9.7 million) for the subsidy of DTT systems for regional or community channels. With this initiative, the government seeks to move forward with DTT transition by providing funds for the purchase of equipment such as set-top boxes, transmitters, antennas, [...]

Chile avanza con transición hacia TDT

La Subsecretaría de Telecomunicaciones de Chile (Subtel) inició el concurso público para adjudicar Ch$ 5.750 millones (USD 9,7 millones) para el subsidio de sistemas de transmisión de TDT para canales regionales o comunitarios. De esta manera, el gobierno busca avanzar con la transición hacia la TDT de los canales analógicos, a través de la entrega [...]

Telefónica, Huawei to deploy 4.5G in three cities in Latin America

Telefónica and Huawei have closed a deal to deploy 4.5G technology in Bogotá (Colombia), Monterrey (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). This way, the telecommunications company looks to meet the growing demand for mobile video, as well as online games. In this evolution to 4.5G, Telefónica is introducing 4×4 MIMO, 3x Carrier Aggregation (CA), 256-QAM [...]

Telefónica y Huawei desplegarán 4.5G en tres ciudades de Latinoamérica

Telefónica y Huawei cerraron un acuerdo para comenzar a desplegar redes móviles 4.5G en Bogotá (Colombia), Monterrey (México) y Río de Janeiro (Brasil). De esta manera, la empresa de telecomunicaciones busca hacer frente a la creciente demanda de video en móviles, así como de juegos online. Telefónica incorporará tecnologías 4×4 MIMO, agregación de portadoras 4G, [...]

Iflix and Safaricom partner up in Kenya

The leading entertainment service for emerging markets, iflix, announced a partnership with Safaricom to give the firms customers up to 60 days of unlimited access to iflixs service with thousands of the worlds best TV shows, movies and more on every device they own. Customers who register on iflix on 19 March 2018, will enjoy the [...] to show Case Closed in SA

Case Closed: Justice Served local crime and investigation series, reveals South Africas crimes and subsequent convictions, as told by those closest to the crimes. There appeared to have been a gap in the TV market for a local crime series. And with South Africans being natural storytellers, we felt, why not let those involved, tell their [...]

OSN brings Disney Movies channel in UAE

OSN, the pay television network, has added a new channel for Disney lovers. OSN Movies Disney HD will show animations, live-action features, classic Disney films and new titles, starting on March 1. It is the first co-branded Disney channel in the Middle East and North Africa, and only the fourth such channel in the world. [...]

Argentina delays DTH approval decision

The telecommunications companies are waiting for their authorization to provide DTH in Argentina. According to Página 12 newspaper, which cites official and private sources, the government will not issue a DNU (decree of necessity and urgency) to authorize them to provide DTH and, instead, decided to debate the issue in the Congress. For several months [...]

Argentina retrasa decisión sobre entrada de las telcos al DTH

Las empresas de telecomunicaciones están a la espera de su autorización para brindar DTH en Argentina. De acuerdo a información del diario Página 12, que cita fuentes oficiales y privadas, el gobierno no emitirá un DNU (decreto de necesidad y urgencia) para autorizar el ingreso a la TV satelital y en cambio, optará por que [...]

Telefónica exploring possible sale or merger of assets in Latin America

The president of Telefónica, José María Álvarez-Pallete, said that the company is exploring how to value some assets that may be “undervalued” in Latin America, for which they are analyzing possible mergers, sale of assets or network sharing agreements, according to Europa Press. “We are very focused on returns on capital employed and at any [...]