Millicom selects Harmonic for broadband upgrade; Movistar Nicaragua quietly renamed as Tigo

24 Jul 2020

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has selected Californian vendor Harmonic to deploy a ‘cloud-based wireline broadband architecture’, which it says will help to meet accelerating customer demand and market transformations. Harmonic says it will deploy its CableOS virtualised access solution across nine Latin American markets. Gil Katz, senior VP of Cable Access Business Operations at Harmonic, commented: ‘We applaud Millicom’s ambitious goal of adding more than one million new homes passed every year, and we are thrilled to be a strategic partner on this initiative.’

In other news, TeleGeography has learned that Movistar Nicaragua, which Millicom acquired for EUR379.0 million (USD430.0 million) in May 2019, was quietly rebranded in line with the group’s favoured Tigo brand during the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The switchover appeared to take place on 15 May. (Note: Movistar Panama, which was acquired by Millicom for EUR573.0 million in August 2019 has yet to be rebranded.)