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Antel to experiment with voice and data over TV

Bnamericas Published: Monday, August 07, 2006
Uruguayan state-run telco Antel will launch a pilot project to offer voice and data services using television in a bid to expand its current client portfolio, local press reported Antel VP Edgardo Carvalho as saying. To offer the new services the company will seek a partnership with a private content provider as the company is not interested in providing its own content, according to the executive. "We are planning a pilot program for the end of 2006 to offer voice, image and data services through the fixed line connected to a TV," Carvalho said. The state company currently has nearly 1 million subscribers. Uruguayan state-run telco Antel expects to close 2006 with total sales of nearly US$600mn, up 23.7% over 2005 if current income seen this year continues, local press previously reported.

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