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Costa Rican President allows Liberty Latin America to acquire Telefonica’s operations in the country

Telecommunications companies Liberty Latin America and Telefonica have officially announced this last Monday, August 2nd that Costa Rican President, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, has allowed  the sale of Telefonicas operations in the country -where they are known as Movistar- to Liberty Latin Americas 80% subsidiary, Cabletica. Both companies expect the transaction to be closed in mid-August. [...]

Movistar Colombia to create new company to deploy FTTH with KKR and plans to reach 4,3 million HPs in three years

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Latin America are branded as Movistar, has officially announced this last Friday, July 16th, a new partnership agreement with the Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) investment fund to create a new company, which will be in charge to deploying FTTH in Colombia. According to the officially reported information, the aim [...]

ON*NET Fibra starts operating in Chile and plans to deploy the first free access FTTH network in the country

ON*NET Fibra announced this last Wednesday, July 14th, it has started operating in Chile. It is a new wholesaler that will offer an open and neutral FTTH service and will promote access to broadband services. The company comes up as a result of the acquisition by the KKR investment fund of 60% of InfraCO, a [...]

Telefonica Peru requests Osiptel to reconsider its resolution and reports that the regulator distorts competition in the country’s pay TV market

Telecommunications company Telefonica Peru, where, as in the rest of the Latin American countries where it operates, it does so under the ‘Movistar‘ brand, has officially announced this last Monday, July 12th, that it has requested the Peruvian Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel), entity in charge of regulating the public telecommunications services [...]

Telefonica and TikTok partner and plan new projects in Europe and Latin America

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Latin America are branded as  Movistar, has announced this last Wednesday, July 7th, a partnership with the TikTok platform, specialized in short videos. According to the information reported by the company, the alliance includes various initiatives that will be developed in the markets where Telefonica operates in Europe and [...]

Telefonica completes the 60% sale of its FTTH subsidiary in Chile to KKR

Telecommunications company Telefonica and US multinational company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) have officially announced this last Friday, July 2nd, the closing of the transaction for 100% of InfraCO, a standalone company that will be in charge of operating the first free FTTH network access in Chile. The transaction is valued at about USD 1 billion. [...]

FiBrasil, joint venture created between Telefonica and CDPQ, starts operating in Brazil

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Brazil are branded as Vivo, has announced that FiBrasil has officially started operating  in the country. The new company is called FiBrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Ótica S.A., and it is a  neutral fiber optic operator created by Telefonica Brasil, Telefonica Infra -the company’s infrastructure unit-, and the global investment [...]

Telefonica Peru is identified as a dominant pay TV player and must share its network with other operators

Peruvian Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada de Telecomunicaciones (Osiptel), in charge of regulating the countrys telecommunications market, has officially announced this last Thursday, June 18th, that Telefonica del Peru has a dominant position in the pay TV market, specifically in the cable TV offer.  The announcement took place after the entity made a market analysis, [...]

Sutel allows Movistar and Cabletica’s concentration in Costa Rica

The Costa Rican Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), entity in charge of regulating the telecommunications market in the country, has officially announced that it has allowed the Cabletica company (Liberty Latin America) to acquire 100% of Telefonicas operations in Costa Rica , where Telefonica operates under the Movistar brand. A technical analysis based on the transaction [...]

Movistar acquires DirecTV’s fixed internet operation in Colombia

Telecommunications company Telefonica, whose operations in Colombia and the rest of the Latin American countries -with the exception of Brazil- are branded as Movistar, has officially announced this last Tuesday, May 25th, that it has acquired DirecTV’s fixed internet business (AT&T), which the company had offered since 2014 in Colombia, including the network and spectrum. [...]