Tigo HFC network passes 1m homes; Entel plots nationwide IPTV availability

5 Jun 2019

Tigo Bolivia has revealed that its HFC cable networks now pass a total of one million homes across seven of the country’s nine departments. Since launching its cable business in Santa Cruz in 2014, general manager Pablo Guardia says that Tigo has invested a total of USD650 million in increasing its footprint. As of 31 March 2019 Tigo reported a total of 425,000 ‘home customer relationships’ in Bolivia.

In other Bolivian news, state-backed Entel has enlisted UK-based Amino to supply equipment to support its nationwide rollout of IPTV. An unnamed Entel spokesperson said: ‘This major deployment of Amino set-top-boxes enables us to widen consumer choice by providing IPTV entertainment services over fibre in almost 300 towns.’ TeleGeography notes that Entel launched its first FTTH multi-play services in April 2017; the fibre-based internet platform supported the launch of VoIP and IPTV services.