• Movistar Chile unveiled plans for a free upgrade to internet speeds for an estimated 80% of its broadband customers.

Movistar Chile plans consumer broadband upgrade

Movistar Chile plans consumer broadband upgrade

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Telefónica Chile (Movistar Chile) unveiled plans for a free upgrade to internet speeds for an estimated 80% of its broadband customers, to be implemented during 2020. Customers on entry‑level 100Mbps download and 50Mbps upload full fibre will see speeds double for the same tariff, while a new top‑end offering promising up‑to‑900Mbps upstream and 450Mbps down is launching for CLP 36,990 (€39.71)‑per‑month, replacing the existing 600Mbps/300Mbps top‑tier package. The move was said to be part of efforts to increase the subscriber base for the operator’s fibre broadband service by 50%, from 500,000 in 2019 to 750,000. It was also accompanied by promotion of Movistar Play IPTV service, which is rolling out across the region. At its recent results presentation, Telefónica indicated that within the past year the over‑the‑top content offering had attracted two million registered users (see separate report).