Grupo Salinas plans triple play in Colombia

Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 22-06-2012

Mexican media firm Grupo Salinas, owner of the TV Azteca national private network which comes only second to Televisa in the country, is to launch operations in broadband, pay-TV and telephony in Colombia.

To be sold under the under the Totalplay brand, the services will be offered over fibre optic network that Grupo Salinas is building itself into the country. Over the next three years Group intends to deploy over a network of 18,000 kilometres of optical fibre connecting 753 municipalities in remote areas of the country, through which project to provide the same services in Mexico.

Explaining his strategy to ‘’, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, Grupo Salinas’ CEO commented: “Totalplay offers Internet speeds for home up to 100 Megabits per second…from 4 and up to 20 Megabits…thanks to the laying of optical fibre being undertaken which includes the connection to the interior of the home (FTTH) '. Moreover, the offer will also include as an addition, fixed telephony and pay-TV. "