Category Archives: Cable

Internet undersea cable through the Horn of Africa costs 100 million USD

Internet connectivity via undersea cable has been proposed to provide internet redundancy for the Horn of Africa region and is expected to cost around 10.2 billion KES (100 million USD). The distance to be covered will extend over 4700 kilometres with the Djibouti-Africa Regional Express (DARE) agreement. Partnering with the governments and numerous telecoms operators [...]

TSTT obtains loan to roll out broadband strategic plan

State-controlled telecommunications company TSTT of Trinidad and Tobago announced that it obtained a USD 293 loan to fund its USD 542 strategic plan to roll out broadband technology and infrastructure. TSTT obtained the loan after entering into an agreement with Republic Bank. We are going to transform ourselves from being a 20th century traditional telecom [...]

Bolivia’s Fecotel rejects intervention in Cotas

The Bolivian Telecommunications Cooperatives Federation (Fecotel) rejected the government’s intervention in the cable TV service of the Santa Cruz Telecommunications Cooperative (Cotas) in the city of Montero. “We reject the arbitrary and interventionist way in which the Telecommunications and Transport Control and Regulation Authority (ATT) executed the intervention”, said Fecotel in a statement. The Bolivian [...]

Entel launches fixed Internet service in Peru

Telecommunications company Entel Peru launched a new fixed wireless Internet service, with which wants to reach 500,000 households in 2019. According to the company, the aim is to reduce the digital, social and economic gap.   The company offers two packages with speeds of 1 mbps and 2 mbps- for S/49 (USD 14) and [...]

Brazil’s TIM offers three months of Netflix free of charge to its fixed broadband clients

Brazilian telecommunications company TIM (Telecom Italia) announced an agreement with Netflix to offer three months of free access to the U.S OTT streaming service for customers subscribing to the pack TIM Live (fixed broadband) plus TIM Fixo (fixed telephony).   According to TIM, this agreement is part of the company’s strategy to encourage consumption of relevant [...]

Argentina’s Arsat signs deal with Colsecor to offer TV and Internet in small cities

The state-owned telecommunications company Arsat announced an agreement with Colsecor, entity that gathers more than 200 cooperatives of Argentina, for the provision of multicast transport services and Internet through its Federal Fiber Optic Network.   Through the agreement, Colsecor is committed to connect in a first stage a minimum of 50 cities providing internet services [...]

Telecentro anuncia nuevos STBs y se prepara para integrar más contenidos

Telecentro anunció oficialmente el lanzamiento de sus nuevos set-top boxes, que permiten  acceder desde cualquier televisor a funcionalidades Smart con acceso directo desde el control remoto, como había adelantado NexTV News Latam.  Los equipos tienen integradas las apps de Netflix y de la plataforma de TV Everywhere Telecentro Play, que pronto sumará nuevos contenidos.   [...]

Food Network closes deal with Cablevisión and announces original production in Argentina

Scripps Networks Interactive announced the launch of Food Network on Cablevisións digital lineup in Argentina. It will be available from October 1, reaching more than 1.5 million households.  As a result of this expansion, the company also announced its first original production in the country.   The new Spanish production is called “Locos X el [...]