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  • ICT: The week in 10 stories

    7/21/17
    MEXICO Telecom giant América Móvil saw its net profit rise 86% year-on-year in the second quarter of this year. The company reported a net profit of 14.3bn pesos (US$816mn). América Móvil attributed its results to the...

  • GTT launches high-speed fiber optic internet

    7/17/17
    Guayana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) has begun rolling out a fiber-based high-speed internet service in the country's capital Georgetown. Justin Nedd, CEO of GTT, said the launch of the Blaze high-speed internet service is ...

  • The week in 10 stories

    7/14/17
    Submarine cable projects, internet of things (IoT) and AI made the headlines in the region this week. Submarine fiber optic systems developer Seaborn Networks announced that it completed the final splice of Seabras-1, a subsea...

  • Sky to offer triple play using Telmex infra

    7/12/17
    Mexican pay-TV operator Sky is preparing to launch triple play services in September of this year. Alexandre Penna, Sky's director general, said the Televisa pay-TV company will use telecom operator Telmex's network to provide...

  • Tigo Paraguay gets loan for 3G, 4G expansion

    7/12/17
    Tigo Paraguay, a subsidiary of multinational telco Millicom, secured a 402bn-guaraní (US$76mn) loan from the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to expand 3G networks and deploy 4G LTE in Asuncion, Ciudad del Este, San Lorenzo ...

  • Colombian court rules to end ETB sale

    7/12/17
    A Colombian judge has ruled that that the planned sale of Bogotá municipality's majority stake in telecommunications operator ETB must be annulled. Bogotá municipality sold a 13.7% stake in ETB in 2013 and current mayor Enrique Peña...

  • Chile pushes back Fibra Austral bid deadline

    7/10/17
    Telecom regulator Subtel has extended into August the deadlines for receiving technical and economic bids for the Fibra Austral fiber project intended to connect Chile's deep south. Offers for the terrestrial and submarine...

  • ICT: The week in 10 stories

    7/7/17
    M&A activity this week will undoubtedly change certain aspects of the telecoms landscape. TERRA NOVA On July 3, Telefônica Brasil's subsidiary Telefonica Data announced the 250mn real (US$75mn) acquisition of 100% of shares...