Tigo launches triple-play in Bolivia to promote HFC network

DetailsJuan Fernandez Gonzalez | 26 January 2015

Millicom-owned brand Tigo continues to expand its cable network through Bolivia, where it has also been offering direct-to-home (DTH) TV. The telco has now launched a triple-play package to power the adoption of its hybrid-fibre-coaxial (HFC) network in the country's largest cities.

The Tigo Star package, which includes an LG smartphone with data plan, a 4G connection for home and the TV service, is initially available in La Paz, Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, although it will be available in other areas, replacing cable TV for the DTH option.

Also, depending on the area and coverage - as the coaxial cable losses capacity when it's far away from the optical node - up to 12 HD channels will be available together with the Avanzado plan for TV.

Although Millicom is mostly basing its growth in Latin America on satellite broadcasting, in Bolivia there is a strong focus on cable, especially after the Swedish company purchased cable operator Multivisión at the end of 2013.

In addition to strengthening its pay-TV business, Tigo has also been investing heavily in other sectors in Bolivia including mobile communications and LTE, and continues building a large cable network both inside the country with fibre and internationally with sub-marine connections.