Millicom joins industry-leading innovation lab, CableLabs

Wednesday, 24. July 2019 15:33

Millicom joins industry-leading innovation lab, CableLabs

Luxembourg, July 24, 2019— Millicom, a leading provider of cable and mobile services which operates under the TIGO brand in Latin America, announced today its membership in CableLabs®, the leading innovation, and R&D lab for the cable industry, delivering impactful network technologies and specifications that connect the digital world.  With more than 11 million homes passed and 37.2 million mobile customers, Millicom will help advance CableLabs’ goals of technology alignment, adoption, and scale across the global cable industry. 

CableLabs is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering technology innovation in the cable space in anticipation of future needs. Through decades of technology experience, inventions and patents, CableLabs has led crucial technological advances that help cable providers around the world deliver better communication services to global markets.

Millicom joins 65 other members, including Charter, Comcast, Jupiter Telecom, Liberty Global, Liberty Latin America, Rogers, Shaw, and Vodafone, all of whom are dedicated to improving communication services and connectivity through the expertise and innovations that CableLabs drives.

Xavier Rocoplan, EVP, Chief Technology and Information Officer at Millicom commented: “We are extremely honored and enthusiastic to be joining CableLabs. Millicom is the only convergent provider offering mobile and cable services in the nine countries in which we operate in Latin America, with over three million cable households. As we continue to grow our cable footprint throughout Latin America, our membership in CableLabs enables us to continue to be dedicated and committed to provide the best service to our customers.”

“CableLabs is excited to work with Millicom to deliver advanced network solutions that will address the future needs of consumers and businesses,” said Chris Lammers, SVP and Chief Operating Officer at CableLabs. “With Millicom’s cable and mobile operations in nine countries across Central and South America, CableLabs substantially expands its support across Latin America and the Caribbean. Millicom represents yet another CableLabs member committed to our focus on the convergence of fixed and mobile networks.”

The membership in CableLabs is an important step in Millicom’s commitment to continue building digital highways that connect and improve people’s lives. Cable innovation is a key component that will ensure longevity in the quality and advancement of services for Millicom’s customers for years to come.  

More information about CableLabs is available at cablelabs.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Press:
Vivian Kobeh, Corporate Communications Director
+1 786 628 5300
press@millicom.com
Investors:
Michel Morin, VP Investor Relations
+1 786 628 5270 
investors@millicom.com

Sarah Inmon, Investor Relations Manager
+1-786 628 5303

investors@millicom.com

About Millicom

Millicom (NASDAQ U.S.: TIGO, Nasdaq Stockholm: TIGO_SDB) is a leading provider of cable and mobile services dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. Millicom sets the pace when it comes to providing high-speed broadband and innovation around The Digital Lifestyle services through its principal brand, TIGO. As of December 31st, 2018, Millicom operating subsidiaries and joint ventures employed more than 21,000 people and provided mobile services to approximately 50 million customers, with a cable footprint of more than 11 million homes passed. Founded in 1992, Millicom International Cellular SA is headquartered in Luxembourg.

             
             

 

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