DirecTV boosts Argentina broadband
February 24, 2015
By Chris Forrester
DTH broadcaster DirecTV is moving deeper into wireless broadband in South America. It already has some wireless offerings in Argentina, and will now expand services into Argentina’s capital city Buenos Aires, and will launch in BA before the end of this year. The pay-TV broadcaster says the plan is to then offer dual-play bundles to its subscribers.
DirecTV is already operating in the Mendoza and Cordoba regions, and holds licenses to operate in important cities such as Rosario, Mar del Plata, La Plata and Santa Fe.
CEO Mike White is on record as saying that it would “significantly” expand its broadband offerings throughout Latin America during 2015.
DirecTV has more than 19 million clients in Latin America (including its Sky j-v in Mexico).