VTR (telecom company)

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VTR Globalcom S.A.
Subsidiary of Liberty Global
Industry Telecommunications
Predecessor Vía Trans Radio Chilena
Founded 1928
Headquarters Av. Del Valle Sur Nº 534, 6th floor, Huechuraba, Santiago, Chile
Area served
All regions of Chile, except Magallanes
Key people
David Leonard, Guillermo Ponce
Products Internet
Cable television
Telephony
Parent Liberty Global
Website vtr.com

VTR Globalcom S.A. is a Chilean telecommunications company. It is the country's largest provider of cable television with 1,008,746 subscribers (a 35.9% market share as of December 2014, which includes satellite television competitors).[1] It is also the second largest provider of fixed broadband Internet access (37.2% market share) and fixed telephone service (20.7%), behind Telefónica, as of December 2014.[2][3] It also has a tiny (0.44%, as of December 2014) participation in the mobile phone business, which is dominated by three other companies.[4]

It is wholly owned by Liberty Global; Grupo Saieh's CorpGroup previously owned 20% until March 2014 when Liberty Global acquired the remaining 20% it didn't own.[5][6]

VTR also owns Bazuca.com, a video rental services company, and —together with Turner Broadcasting SystemCNN Chile, a 24-hour news channel based in Santiago.[6]

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Coordinates: 33°23′39″S 70°37′06″W / 33.39417°S 70.61833°W / -33.39417; -70.61833