Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 31-07-2013
Claro is to launch its video-on-demand (VOD) platform in Chile. The over-the-top service is already operating in other Latin American countries – including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Uruguay – and, according to Gerardo Muñoz, Claro Chile's CEO, speaking to Diario Financiero, it will launch in Chile before the end of the year.
The América Movil company wants to complete its pay-TV offer and start competing with Netflix, which is currently the OTT service with most customers in Chile.
Claro will also build a new data centre in order to improve its presence in the information technology sector. The company will invest nearly $50 million in this area.
The operator is also working on launching an LTE service in Chile, for which it already has around 1,000 customers in the capital district, a month before its official release. Claro intends to launch the service in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso and Concepción before the end of the year.