Bogotá mayor Enrique Peñalosa has been trying to sell off an 86% controlling stake in ETB and wants to use the proceeds to build public infrastructure.
Negotiations were started three years ago by the then-head of Chilean regulator Subtel, Pedro Huichalaf, but were interrupted both by a change in the Argentine government and an overhaul of its telecoms regulator, as well as the replacement of Huichalaf with Ramírez last year.
Use of smart phones and the internet for financial operations is also on rise.
Honduran tax authority SAR is calling for bids on 13 lots that include items such as virtualization servers, datacenter security platforms, and several licenses.
Televisa's advertising and content revenues fell 9.8% and 18.2% year-on-year in 2Q17, respectively. The company reported net income of 23.3bn pesos (US$1.29bn) in the period.
The prepaid segment accounted for 84% of the 112mn mobile subscriptions in Mexico in 1Q17, with telco Telcel leading the pack with 65% of the prepaid market.
Bitel, Claro, Entel and Telefónica Movistar joined the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter.
Brazil's second largest commercial automation and corporate software group paid US$16.3mn in cash.