Pay-TV operators may be permitted to offer broadband using private networks

2 Dec 2020

The government of Uruguay is set to introduce changes to the Law on Audiovisual Communication Services (Law No. 19,307), which was approved in December 2014 and bars pay-TV operators from offering their own fixed broadband and telephony services, reports NexTV News. At present, such operators are permitted to sign agreements with Antel to offer packages of telephony and internet from the state-owned telco with their own TV offering, but under the proposed changes, pay-TV providers will be able to offer such services over the networks of private companies. The government will aim to approve the modifications before the end of the year.

Uruguay, Antel