Reports out of Buenos Aires say that Argentina is expected to permit telephone companies to offer satellite-delivered TV services by the end of this year.
Enacom, Argentina’s telecoms regulator, was the source of the news according to local Reuters reports.
There is a pending ruling on a proposed merger between Telecom Argentina and Cablevision, and this is expected by mid-December.
The merger, if approved, will permit quad-play services (landlines, pay-TV, cellular and broadband) to be offered. Currently telephone companies are barred from providing satellite TV services.