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 Monday, December 07, 2009

Venezuelan state-owned telecoms operator CANTV aims to launch pay-TV services over both IPTV and satellite technology next year, the government said in a statement, quoted by BNamericas.

CANTV has already deployed 1,666 satellite stations nationwide through which the company expects to provide new communications services to the national market and other countries across the region, via Venezuela’s own Venesat-1 satellite, company president Franco Silva said, adding that the telco has doubled its average annual investment since its renationalisation in May 2007. Meanwhile, CANTV has increased the number of fixed telephony subscribers three times over since that date, the country's science and technology minister Jesse Chacon said, whilst it offers ADSL broadband connectivity nationwide.

Source: Telegeography