VTR extends its FTTH network in Chile and plans to launch HubTV soon

Chilean telecommunications company VTR (Liberty Latin America) plans to launch HubTV, a new IPTV product, which works on the FTTH network that the company is deploying in the country. It is a STB called ‘D-Box Smart’, developed by TiVo. From Liberty they report that the new offer will be launched soon in Chile, although they have not confirmed the date yet.

The announcement took place last week, after VTR announced the expansion of its FTTH network in Chile to the Buin commune, located in the southern part of the country’s Metropolitan Region. ‘VTR will arrive at the commune with 24 thousand HPs and a robust of high-speed symmetric fiber optics of 200, 300 and 600 megabytes offer; HubTV; Netgen (wifi); VTR+ and latest generation TV with independent control and voice commands system’, they officially reported from the Chilean company. Buin is the third commune in the country in which VTR launches its FTTH offer, after Lota (BioBío) and Padre Las Casas (Araucania).

VTR  has also reported that its plan will focus on launching its FTTH offer in more than 50 communes during the year, and on reaching 400 thousand homes with this technology, where, in addition, through its FTTH network, VTR will offer TV through HubTV, as well as high-speed internet. HubTV was officially launched last year, and it is only available for Liberty Puerto Rico’s (Liberty Latin America) customers up to now.

As part of its 2021 virtual events agenda, Dataxis will be in charge of organizing the webinar ‘How VTR Chile solved the TV replays gap dilemma’. The event, sponsored by Media Distillery, will be held in English and will take place on Tuesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM (ART). The confirmed speakers for the conference are Edwin Eiberg, Senior Director, Product Development, Entertainment and Connectivity at Liberty Latin America; and Roland Stars, CEO at Media Distillery. Registration can be done here.