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Looking to a major pay-TV deployment in Argentina during 2018, Mexican telco giant América Móvil has confirmed IPTV trials in Buenos Aires.

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As América Móvil's pay-TV business remains unstable in Latin America, and it seems unable to get a cable license for its home Mexican market, the telco betting on another long-pursued goal: entering Argentina's pay-TV arena.

At the beginning of 2018, the Argentinian Government granted a pay-TV license to Claro for the cities of Hurlingham, Morón, Tres de Febrero and Vicente López, in the Buenos Aires district, in Salta and in the country's capital itself.

Now, as revealed in its Q1 2018 results filing, América Móvil has confirmed an IPTV pilot operation in Buenos Aires. "We're defining our offer and will continue deploying our fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to strengthen our position in Argentina's residential market," stated the telco.

Regarding its pay-TV performance in Latin America, the first quarter of 2018 ended with América Móvil having 49,000 fewer subs than a year before, contributing to a 2.4% drop through the 12-month period.

The company's pay-TV subs and incomes increased in Uruguay and Paraguay, where the telco ended the quarter with 10.3% more subs. Pay-TV revenues were also on the up in Central America (9.6%) and Colombia (10.2%).

By contrast, the telco's TV operation continues to be in trouble in Peru and Brazil, where it shed 81,000 subs during the quarter and income decreased by 5.2%, mostly through the direct-to-home (DTH) business.

Looking at gross revenues, América Móvil invoiced $13.5 billion during the first quarter of the year, a 3.7% decrease year-on-year. Mobile accounted for nearly two-thirds of the telco's business around the globe.