Court again stops Claro’s DTH service in Uruguay

The Administrative Litigation Court (TCA) of Uruguay closed the proceedings through which the telecommunications company Claro (América Móvil) claimed its right to offer satellite TV services in that country. The company had received the DTH license in 2008 and in the last 10 years, it has been facing judicial fights that deny it the possibility of entering the market officially.
In this case, the TCA said that this decision was due to the fact that the object of the nullity action was extinguished, local newspaper El País reported. In December 2017, the same court had ruled in favor of Claro. The company told the newspaper that the TCA is being handled in a “contradictory” manner.
“This impossibility of competing with the private players that today operate pay TV in Uruguay has caused a great loss to Claro, preventing it from expanding its service offer and increasing investments in the country, as well as the creation of more jobs” , explained the company.