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Millicom accelerates fibre deployments with Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that Millicom, a provider of fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Latin America through the TIGO brand, has successfully launched XGS-PON fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) with Harmonic’s cOS broadband platform. This expands on Millicom’s previously announced use of the cOS platform to provide high-speed broadband services across nine countries in Latin America. “Adding fibre […]

February 20, 2024

Millicom Q4 revenue up 10.1%

Millicom, the LatAm telco, has released its Q4 2022 results. Revenue was up 10.1 per cent YoY to $1.38 billion (€1.29bn) and operating profit increased 17.2 per cent to $203 million, reflecting the Guatemala acquisition. Service revenue was up 2.3 per cent to $1.15 billion, organically fueled by broad-based growth across business lines and countries. […]

February 10, 2023

Millicom (Tigo) reveals new fibre network at Bioceanic Corridor

Millicom (Tigo), has announced the deployment and commissioning of two new terrestrial routes across the Bolivia and Paraguay border, connecting directly these countries for the first time and enabling a direct connection from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. This marks a significant improvement in digital connectivity from South America to the rest of the […]

February 2, 2023

Millicom confirms takeover talks

As a response to market speculation, the Board of Directors of Latin America multiplay operator Millicom International Cellular S.A. has confirmed that a potential acquisition of all outstanding shares in the company is being discussed with Apollo Global Management and Claure Group. “There is no certainty that a transaction will materialise nor as to the […]

January 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Millicom joins Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment

Latin America multiplay operator Millicom, through its Tigo brand, is joining the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), noting that with piracy harming economic development and impoverishing societies, it is up to content providers and operators to unite to tackle this issue. ACE is the world’s leading coalition on the preservation of legal systems, which […]

October 19, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: Mobile broadband in LatAm could create 6.5m jobs

According to an independent study conducted by Telecom Advisory Services, commissioned by Millicom (Tigo), a 10 per cent increase in mobile broadband penetration in Latin America could create more than 6.5 million jobs and increase GDP per capita by 1.7 per cent. The study The Role of the Digital Economy in the Economic Recovery of […]

August 26, 2022

Tigo Colombia signs FTTH agreement with ETB

Millicom has announced that its operation in Colombia (Tigo Colombia) has entered into a wholesale network access agreement with Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB). Under the terms of the agreement, Tigo Colombia will be able to offer Tigo-branded broadband internet, pay-TV, telephony and OTT services to residential and small business customers using ETB’s fibre-to-the-home […]

July 18, 2022

Millicom putting $700m into Central America

Luxembourg-registered (but mostly Swedish-owned) Millicom has decided to invest $700 million (€671) into broadband and cellular projects in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Millicom has won the support of US Vice-President Kamala Harris which has endorsed other projects and which has seen $1.9 billion pledged as investments, which includes Millicom’s commitment. The White House in […]

June 13, 2022

Millicom (Tigo) reports continued strength in Q1

Millicom has announce its first quarter 2022 results. Millicom Chief Executive Officer Mauricio Ramos commented: “We are off to a strong start in 2022, with operating and financial results ahead of our plans. Our Mobile business performed particularly well, especially in Colombia, where we have added one million postpaid subscribers over the past 12 months, […]

April 28, 2022

Millicom completes Africa exit with Tanzania sale

Millicom International Cellular has completed the transaction announced on April 19th 2021 for the sale of its operation in Tanzania to a consortium led by Axian, a pan-African group. In accordance with the terms of the sale, Axian has assumed ownership of the business, including its debt and other obligations, and Millicom has received net […]

April 5, 2022