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Argentina is considering allowing telcos and cable providers to offer direct-to-home (DTH) services.

According to sources from the telecom regulator Enacom, quoted by Reuters, the country “will likely issue a rule allowing telephone service providers to offer satellite television services as part of their packages by the end of the year”.

Starting January 2018, telecom providers will be allowed to deliver pay-TV through cable and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. Satellite technologies would enable operators whose terrestrial networks don’t support video delivery to enter the newly opened market.

The roadmap to enable full convergent services in Argentina was sanctioned almost a year ago, but satellite TV is one of the important issues awaiting specific regulations.

The convergent law will enable major telcos like Telefónica, América Móvil and the future merged Telecom-Cablevision to complete their telecom offerings with video packages.