Our primary operation in Latin America, VTR GlobalCom SpA (VTR) is Chile’s largest multi-channel television provider, and a leading provider of broadband internet and residential voice services. VTR provides video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched & digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.7 million service subscribers (RGUs) represented by 1.3 million customers as of September 30, 2015.
VTR’s customers are located in Santiago, Chile’s largest city, the large regional cities of Iquique, Antofagasta, Concepción, Viña del Mar, Valparaiso, and Rancagua, and smaller cities across Chile. Its cable network is 83% upgraded to two-way capability, with 86% of cable homes passed served by a network with a bandwidth of at least 750 MHz.
VTR also offers a range of broadband communications services to business customers in its core communities within Santiago and its core metropolitan networks outside of Santiago.
RGUs: 2.7 million2
VTR provides basic and enhanced video services. For its enhanced video subscribers, VTR provides multiple packages starting with package which includes 86 video channels and several radio channels. In addition, VTR offers its customers various premium channels, HD programming, interactive services such as VoD, an electronic program guide, as well as DVR services. Its VoD services include over 3,900 titles of on-demand content including multi-screen features. A basic video subscriber receives 67 video channels. VTR also owns and operates Bazuca.com, a non-subscription service that provides online streaming content on a pay-per-view basis.
Enhanced Video penetration3
VTR offers multiple tiers of broadband internet services. Download speeds of up to 120 Mbps are available utilizing EuroDOCSIS 3.0 technology. VTR’s broadband internet services are available to over 80% of its homes passed.
VTR provides feature-rich telephony service over its cable network via either circuit-switched telephony or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), depending on location. Its fixed line services are available to 82% of its homes passed. Since September 2013, VTR Wireless offers mobile voice and data services as a full MVNO pursuant to an arrangement with a third-party mobile telecommunications provider.
1Revenue is presented as annualized results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.
2RGUs as of September 30, 2015.
3Enhanced Video penetration is calculated by dividing our enhanced video subscribers by the sum of our basic video and enhanced video subscribers. As of period end.
4Internet penetration is calculated by dividing our internet subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.
5Voice penetration is calculated by dividing our voice subscribers by two-way homes passed. As of period end.
Information above is presented as of December 31, 2014, unless otherwise stated.