Colombia

Colombian authorities under pressure to declare Claro’s dominance
Colombian watchdog seeks interest in 700MHz, 1900MHz, 2500MHz spectrum auction
Subsidiaries set for Tigo rebranding in Colombia
Colombia initiates 5G consultation
Chile looks to end roaming charges in Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
MinTIC to stage delayed 700MHz auction in October
Bogota abandons ETB stake sale
Phoenix Tower acquires 500 LatAm cell towers from Uniti Group
Colombia to allocate E-band spectrum
ISP Red Uno acquired by EdgeUno
Liberty-Millicom talks failed over cash component, debt concerns, sources say
Liberty Latin America targets Millicom mega-merger
Court blocks ETB sale
Telefonica Colombia absorbs Metrotel, Telebucaramanga
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Chile looks to end roaming charges with Brazil
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Avantel to lease Tower One infrastructure in Colombia
Ministry of Finance initiates Telefonica Colombia stake sale
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Movistar Colombia, Ericsson claim 27Gbps in mmWave 5G trial
Ministry of Finance values Movistar stake at USD800m
DirecTV Colombia targets 3Q18 LTE-A overhaul
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Colombian govt withdraws converged regulator plan
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Claro Colombia launches LTE-A in 199 municipalities
Movistar Colombia launches LTE-A in 129 municipalities
Tigo launches LTE-A in Colombia
AT&T cancels DirecTV LatAm IPO
AT&T launches DirecTV LatAm IPO
Telefonica, Huawei ink ‘4.5G’ agreement covering Bogota, Monterrey and Rio de Janeiro
Telefonica considering LatAm stake sale, report says
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
AT&T exploring IPO of minor stake in DirecTV Latin America
Claro, Nokia stage ‘5G’ trial in Colombia
Colombian watchdog increases spectrum caps
Colombian govt accelerates Movistar stake sale plans
MVNO Monday: MVNOs Europe Special
AM 3Q17 revenues drop 2.2%; posts net loss after Colombian wrangle
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
Regulatory duo CRC, ANTV could be merged in Colombia
Colombian 700MHz auction delayed until 2018
HughesNet launches satellite broadband in Colombia
Colombian govt mulling sale of Telefonica stake
AM pays Colombia fine ‘under protest’; Telefonica agrees capital increase to cover fine
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Claro, Movistar fined USD1.6bn for breach of mobile licence contracts
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Judge suspends ETB sale process
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Movistar launches FTTH in six Colombian cities
ETB share sale to commence in May
MinTIC seeks expressions of interest in 700MHz, 1900MHz auction
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Colombian 700MHz, 1900MHz spectrum auction imminent
Telefonica selects Comarch to assist with LatAm network optimisation
Equinix to pay USD3.6bn for Verizon data centres
Tower Talk: a guide to the latest major cell site developments
Claro Colombia expands LTE network
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Une-EPM finalises ETP transaction
Movistar launches VoLTE in Colombia
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Bogota city council votes to approve ETB sale; comptroller unimpressed
Tower Talk: a guide to the week’s major cell site developments
Bogota government seeks permission to sell ETB stake
CRC calls for review of barriers to telecoms infrastructure deployment
Movistar taps Ericsson for Colombian VoLTE launch
ETB management rejects sale reports
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
Movistar Video ‘TV everywhere’ service goes live in Colombia
Colombian watchdog publishes draft consultation for multi-band auction
AT&T linked with Colombia approach; telco could bid for 700MHz spectrum
Spectrum agency sets new 700MHz schedule: auction by end-year
4G coverage hit 50% at end-2014
DirecTV, Avantel increase 4G coverage
Azteca completes 20,500km fibre backbone in Colombia
Avantel taps Nokia for VoLTE, small cells
Combined Tigo-Une business claims LTE coverage of 75 municipalities
Colombia evaluates possible introduction of FNP in 2015; MNP total reaches 3.5m
ANE to reserve 100MHz block of 2300MHz spectrum for mobile use
Emcali taps Alepo to modernise AAA infrastructure
Movistar Colombia notches 300,000 post-paid LTE subs one year after launch
Une-EPM, Tigo set to relinquish 50MHz of spectrum post-merger
Movistar extends LTE network to 22 new cities
Colombia round-up: Tigo Colombia unveils new M2M product; ANE extends spectrum consultation; MinTIC launches Digital Connections tender
Avantel, DirecTV expand respective LTE footprints
Govt asks Azteca to extend fibre network project
Avantel keen to bid for new frequencies
MinTIC publishes draft resolution regarding 900MHz, 1900MHz spectrum tender
ETB set to launch LTE this week
Virgin proves increasingly popular in Colombia as user base passes 1m; MVNO sector in rude health
Avantel launches LTE
Tigo/Une complete merger
Claro extends 4G to 95 municipalities
Movistar 4G network reaches 74 cities
Tigo/Une-EPM merger gets final clearance
CRC delays introduction of RITEL
DirecTV wades into 4G fray
Brazilian antitrust agency Cade approves AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV ‘without restrictions’
ETB FTTH passes 500,000 homes
Avantel gearing up for Q3 launch
Tigo/Une-EPM step closer to merger
ANE identifies potential spectrum for future mobile communications
Government extends Vive Digital to 2018, targets 27m internet connections
Vive Digital hits target of 8.8 million broadband users ahead of schedule
AT&T agrees purchase of DirecTV; deal worth USD67.1bn in cash, stock and debt
Virgin Mobile LatAm attracts new investor ahead of planned Mexico, Brazil launches
Une-EPM/Tigo tie-up to go ahead in Q2; Une LTE footprint reaches 44 cities
SIC approves Tigo/Une merger
DirecTV set to launch LTE
ANE to auction 700MHz spectrum in early 2015
Une extends 4G to Tunja
CRC eliminates minimum contract periods
Claro and Movistar to stump up COP4tn for licence renewal
Claro to spend USD1bn on 4G this year
MIC reveals new broadband brand
Level 3 to build new submarine route to Colombia
Une-EPM and ETB sketch out plans for 2014
ETB to launch IPTV in late March
ETB expands fibre to two new cities
Columbus snaps up Colombian infrastructure firm
CRC gives cellcos one month to open networks for Avantel
Une books 10% increase in annual revenues
Avantel calls for licence withdrawal over roaming deadlock
Claro joins 4G crowd
EPM-Tigo merger faces strong opposition from trade union
Tigo and Movistar face investigation over national 4G roaming
ETB to pass 800,000 premises with FTTH by year-end
Avantel enlists NSN for complete LTE rollout
New infrastructure regulations to come into force
Alca-Lu to bolster Lazus metro networks
MinTIC dishes out USD284m for rural rollout programme
ETB FTTH rollout to pass 200,000 by year-end
Claro coughs up USD45m anti-trust fine
Une expands 4G coverage to 40 cities
Une to hit 200,000 LTE users by year-end
Colombia gets two new LTE networks
Avantel pledges USD250m to 4G rollout
Three bids for remote broadband rollout
Claro hit with USD1.2m fine over customer complaints
ETB buyout brings Tigo-Une merger one step closer
UNE/Tigo merger to be completed in early May 2014
Fibre rollout passes halfway point
CRC to introduce cap on SMS fees
Senator proposes nationalisation of mobile towers
ETB to launch mobile network, scrap MVNO
Anti-trust watchdog hits Claro with USD45m fine
Infrastructure blow for Claro and Movistar in Colombia
Millicom to cover EPM debts if merger takes place
Tigo-Une merger terms hammered out by MIC, EPM
Une-EPM takes control at Pereira’s municipal telco ETP
Five winners of 4G concessions
Une-EPM has 85,000 LTE users; introduces converged fixed-wireless LTE option
MinTIC approves six 4G bidders
Claro hit with COP900m penalty for breaching porting rules
MinTIC extends Gilat deal
Six weigh-in for 4G licences
Entel looking at opportunities in Colombia
Senate shreds market share bill
Exito enters the wireless market
Telefonica denies plans to sell Colombian arm
Tigo shrugs off rumours of AM acquisition
Government extends bid deadline for 4G
CRC continues to crackdown on phone theft
Telefonica mulls Colombia IPO
Virgin launches Colombian MVNO
4G sale to bring in USD250m
MinTIC to kick off 4G auction in June
Une aims high with LTE subscriptions
ETB to make decision on cableco acquisition
SIC fines total USD15m
Tigo tie-up to delay 4G auction; Exito MVNO to launch next month
Tigo and EPM look into potential tie-up
AM signs deal with Alca-Lu for AMX-1 cable
Une-EPM invests USD2.5m on city-wide 4G deployment
ETB aims for 85% coverage with FTTH by 2015
CRC finalises measures to restrict Claro's dominance
CRC sets out plans for 2013
Claro Colombia to launch mobile money service
MIC renews Colombian licence for USD51m
Telmex hit by USD6m fine for breaking tie-in regulations
Setar, CWC, UTS, Telconet unite for Pacific Caribbean Cable System deployment
Emcali to launch IPTV in 2013
Colombia sets the bar for LTE providers
Claro allowed to participate in 4G spectrum auction
Une-EPM extends LTE to fourth city
Slim dismisses monopoly accusations
AMX-1 cable given green light
700MHz trials to begin later this year
90% of pre-paid subscribers behind on phone registration
ETB looks for USD600m for fibre expansion
Alca-Lu chosen for Colombia fibre project
SkyNet to deliver broadband to the Colombian Amazon
GTD expands into Colombia
Emcali extends Wi-Fi footprint
Authorities push back LTE auction again, now slated for December
Movistar commits to social programme with fixed broadband rollouts
Une-EPM secures loan for network expansion
New entrant may hinder competition, says Asomovil
Claro reaps MNP rewards, yet market share continues to decline
4G auction due in September
USD331m for internet subsidies over two years
Merger wipes EUR1.3bn from Telefonica debts
America Movil unifies Colombian operations under Claro brand
Une-EPM launches Colombia’s first LTE network
ETB eyes IPTV in 2013
Colombian 4G tender to start in June
Telefonica unifies Colombian operations
Comcel selects ZTE for managed services
Telefonica customers flock to Comcel and Tigo
MinTIC extends 4G comments deadline
AM accuses MinTIC of hamstringing Comcel
Telefonica agrees merger deal with state
CRC cuts wholesale fees
MinTIC seeks 4G auction comments
Une looks to sign up 180,000 LTE subscribers in first year
Virgin Mobile to spend USD300 million on LatAm operations over the next five years
ETB merger delayed
ETB, EEB, EAAB merger plan causes ‘economic panic’
MinTIC to launch frequency tender
Une-EPM preparing for March 2012 LTE launch
ETB says MVNO service will launch in January
Colombia-Telefonica joint venture faces axe
Virgin expands LatAm MVNO footprint
CRC establishes forum for NGN deployment
Colombia’s national fibre project awarded
Une expects 2012 LTE launch
Une-EPM signs LTE deployment contracts
Regulator awards temporary frequencies
CRC to drop interconnection rates
Four bidders for fibre project
ETB to launch MVNO on Tigo network
Colombian government seeks approval for Telefonica Telecom deal
Une-EPM to launch LTE in 2012
Spectrum auction funds expansion
Mexico and Colombia ink telecoms cooperation deal
ETB to stay in state hands
Colombia Movil offloads passive infrastructure
ETB in talks with investors
ETB needs COP1bn to avoid privatisation: loansharks need not apply
Bogota to sell majority stake in ETB
ETB sale: July vote for privatisation plans
ETB sale back on?
Comcel board approves Telmex Colombia stake purchase
Une plans tender for new LTE network infrastructure in November
ETB stake attracts no bids
Oi to launch operations in Colombia in September
Emcali suspends hunt for strategic partner
Une-EPM bags 2.6GHz concessions
Deadline for 2.5GHz spectrum auction extended
Telefonica sues ETB for USD21.6 million
MinCom to award 2.6GHz spectrum in June
KT Corp denies plans to bid for ETB
CRC forms NP committee
Telefonica purchase of ETB would leave Tigo stake in question
Movistar launches push to talk service
Telefonica may offer EUR700 million for controlling stake in ETB
UNE reports burgeoning pay-TV base
Mobile connections dip in 4Q 2009
Gilat wins Compartel extension
Telefonica may bid for Colombia's ETB
Alca-Lu consortium wins cable deal
UNE, EPM Telecomunicaciones consider merger
Millicom named as possible ETB bidder
Govt calls for interest in 2.6GHz spectrum
Court to rule on ETB's appeal within a fortnight
Colombia nears three million internet subscribers target
100% Colombian: 'Cali-phone-ication' deal proposed
ETB seeking a suitor
2.5GHz consultation extended to 15 May
Wanted: struggling fixed line incumbent seeks investor with deep pockets
Telefonica plans USD180m investment in 2009
UNE-EPM merges with trio of cablecos
Movistar launches 3G network
Tigo signs up 10,000 3G subscribers
Government may lift spectrum cap
BT, CANTV, Brasil Telecom and local telcos interested in ETB, paper says
Government close to 3G licence awards
ETB selects Banco Santander as advisor
Number portability law passed
ETB and Emcali seek strategic investors
EmCali selects ZTE for mobile WiMAX rollout
ETB to merge with Etell
Une launches IPTV
Trio discuss merger (again)
Movistar to launch 3G by year-end
Telefonica launches 16Mbps broadband service
Plan for Emcali to be split in three
ETB to launch WiMAX this year
Emcali seeking partner
MoC unveils ICT plan
Telmex Internacional files preliminary prospectus ahead of listings
Telefonica fined for poor customer care
Colombia to introduce number portability by 2012
ZTE: Emcali's NGN expansion ready this year
CRT: broadband subs hit 1.2 million
Colombia Movil to launch 3G in 2H08
Telmex launches triple play offer under a single brand
ETB posts 2007 results
Telefonica de Pereira posts strong profits growth
ETB to invest USD748 million over next five years
ETB plans USD300 million bond issue
CRT halves interconnect rate
CRT cuts mobile connection fee by 51%
UNE-EPM selects Orca for IPTV rollout
Mincom: 55 licence requests since August
Congress to discuss number portability next week
CANTV and ETB begin cross-border fibre link
Telefonica and Movistar launch residential fixed-mobile plan
ETB teams up with CANTV
Telefónica Telecom plans undersea cable investment
CRT proposes three new regulatory changes
Comcel to roll out 3G network
CNTV reiterates innocence in Telmex cablecos saga
Movistar completes pre-paid migration
1Q wireless subscriber growth just 1.2%
Telmex expansion plans run into regulatory problems
Telmex acquires two more cablecos
EPM net profit rises 16%
Colombia Movil holds IPO
Orbitel WiMAX business lagging behind expectations, report
MinCom assigns 55 WiMAX licences
Colombia Movil to sell 9.25 million shares in IPO
ETB to invest USD50 million in IPTV rollout in 1Q07
ETB selects Ericsson for new broadband network
Telmex to acquire two more cablecos
Orbitel launches WiMAX in Medellín
Telefónica gets go-ahead for satellite TV, papers say
Adios Ola!, Hola Tigo!
ETB posts 3Q profit increase
Colombia may implement number portability in 2008
Regulator enforces per-minute billing regime
Telefonica close to completing Telecom acquisition
Millicom to introduce Tigo branding Q1 2007
Ospitel set to recalculate fixed line service rates
Further WiMAX licensing delay
Mobile market grows to 29.2 million subscribers
Regulator gives green light to Telmex's purchase of Superview
WiMAX auction to go ahead
Millicom wins Ola stake
Ola winner to be announced tomorrow
Telmex buys Colombian cableco Superview
Delayed WiMAX auction begins
Ola auction postponed
Ola sets 3 Aug deadline to select partner
Orbitel unveils WiMAX network
WiMAX auction set for 14 July
3.5GHz spectrum rates reduced
EPM acquires Orbitel
Emcali awards WiLL deal to ZTE
Three make play for Colombia Movil
Wireless subs hit 25 million
Telefonica bags Colombia Telecom prize
USD233 million reserve set for Colombia Telecom
Ola extends partner search
ETB posts 25% revenue hike; EPM makes loss of COP8.94 billion
7 April named for Colombia Telecom auction
Telemar says no to Ola offer
Swedtel and cableco unite to bid for Telecom deal
Ola bags Chinese equipment loan
Ola attracts flood of interest
For Sale: one wireless network
Telecom sale attracts six interested parties
Telecom defines bidding terms
ETB makes bid for cableco
Search for CT’s strategic partner ‘delayed’
Ola improves roaming
Buyers lining up for Telecom
Ola plans USD115 million investment in 2006
Colombia Telecom offers respite to late payers
New wireless rates raise tariffs
ETB sets ambitious VoIP targets
Colombian mobile market booming
Bidding for Telecom stake begins
Colombia Telecom fixes deadline for finding strategic partner
EmCali sets triple-play launch date for June
EPM focuses on VoIP
International players close in on Ola
Telebucaramanga rolls out Wi-Fi hotspots
Compartel projects boost broadband access
Three telcos vying for bankrupt EDT
Ola makes big plans
Movistar to expand Colombian portfolio
Going back to Cali: state to hand over reins of local telco
Telmex highlights progress in Colombia
Telecom to rake it in from liquidated operator
Ola plans IPO
Number of internet users dropped in second half of 2004
Metro One signs VoIP supply deal with Interlink
Emcali awards ZTE major IP contract
Triple digit growth reported for wireless users
Telecom: Telmex offer shunned in favour of auction
Government cancels Telecom-Telmex sale agreement
Telecom-Telmex deal on hold
Colombia prepares for fixed-wireless broadband auction
Telecom-Telmex deal postponed
ETB prepares rival bid for Colombia Telecom
Telmex confirms bid for Colombia Telecom; comptroller doubts legality of deal
Telmex to run Colombia Telecom
Colombia to get three new triple play operators
Coldecon expands corporate network
Slim sets sights on Colombia Telecom
Telmex looks at government deal to run Colombia Telecom
Colombia’s mobile users exceed 15.5 million
Pioneering cableco TCB to launch voice services
Movistar’s customer response slacking
Movistar switches on GSM
Colombia Telecom partnership with international mobile groups rumoured
Wirelines report double digit decline; Telecom Colombia announces wireless entrance
New ISP market leader created by merger
Telecom given six months to pay debts
Avantel wants regular mobile licence
TEM won’t stop ‘til it gets enough
Regulator to revolutionise local telephony tariffs
Comcel continues expansion
TEM Colombia doubles capacity
Colombia Móvil speaks positively about EBITDA
Colombia Movil and Mobile 365 team up for international SMS
Mobile base to reach 18 million this year
Colombia Móvil to spend USD200 million this year
Cellcos want out of Compartel scheme
EPM focuses on key internet markets
Colombia Telecom expands local telephony and broadband services
ETB to launch WiMAX in capital
ETB partners government in school IP network rollout
Ministry steps up universal access program
Fourth mobile licence earmarked for state-run telco
Telebucaramanga gets ADSL upgrade
Cablecentro aims to sign up half of client base to broadband
Profits up 329%, subscribers up 58% at TEM’s Colombian arm
EPM expands broadband coverage
Colombian providers reveal big plans
Colombia’s mobile operators sign up 10.4 million
Colombia Móvil expects strong growth in 2005
8.4 million mobile subscribers in Q3
Telecom shortlists six DSL bidders
Internexa expects revenue rise despite a fall in wholesale rates
Comcel contracts Nokia for next stage of nationwide expansion plan
Orbitel predicts 200 IP clients by end-2005
Colombia brushes off US request for liberalisation
Telecom announces major broadband rollout initiative
Quartet bid for Compartel project
Mobile subscribers jump as economy improves
Regulator orders liquidation of local telco
PCS licence to go on sale by year-end?
Reinvented Telecom returns to profit
Profits slump at ETB
Telecom to reinvest profits in 2004
Orbitel takes 51% of international call market in 2003
Trunking operator Avantel reports 64% rise in sales
Colombia Móvil (Ola) plans investment to expand its reach in 2004
ETB targets 50,000 ADSL users by year end
Internet access tender slated for March
Newcomer boosts wireless subs
ETB: 2.1 million lines by end 2003
Edatel expands beyond domestic territory
Siemens scores USD65 million contract
Shedding Skin: the new Colombian Telecom
Mobile subscribers grow to almost five million
Siemens wins GSM contract from newcomer Colombia Movil
ETB seeks USD120 million for 15% stake
América Móvil to deploy EDGE
Colombia Móvil wins nationwide mobile licence package
Telcos to join forces for fibre optic ring