Guatemala: 18.5 Million Cellular Lines

The increase in the number of mobile phone line users during the first half of 2011 was almost half a million.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

As of 30 June, the total number of lines stood at 18,528,667, an increase of 5.7% compared to the same period in 2010, according to preliminary information from the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT).

The company Tigo has 43% of the cell phone market, followed by Claro, with 34% and Telefonica with 23.1%.

Of the 18 million and a half lines, only 966,000 users are on post-paid (fixed contract) system.

Uriah Gamarro writes in his article Prensalibre.com, "According to the Consumer Price Index 2010 report, cell phones are among the top 10 most used products by people in the country, and are considered a consumer staple. "

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21 million cell phones in Guatemala

February 2012

From 3.1 million lines in 2004, mobile telephony in Guatemala has increased sevenfold, amounting to to 20.7 million lines at the end of 2011.

In the second half of 2011, more than two million new users were added to the market, making the number of users around the country at the end of December 2011 20.7 million, according to the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT).

Guatemala: Cell Phone Growth Stops

November 2012

In June 2012 the number of active lines was recorded at 19.8 million, 4.6% less than the 20.7 million recorded at end of 2011.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "After nearly two decades of steady expansion, in the first half of this year the cellular figures reported a negative, according to a report prepared by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT)."

7.4 Million Cell Phone Lines in El Salvador

October 2009

Active mobile phones increased from 6.7 million in June 2008 to 7.4 million today.

Data from Siget, the telecommunications superintendence, show there are more cell phones than people in the country. June 2007 census measured 5.7 million inhabitants.

"In El Salvador, the telephony market is shared among several companies, the most renowned being Tigo, Claro, Telefónica and Digicel, who are engaged in an advertising war for obtaining a larger chunk of the telecom pie", reports Elsalvador.com.

Mobile Phone Users Up 15.8% in Guatemala

March 2010

By the end of 2009, there were 17.307.459 mobile phone lines in the country.

This represents an increase of 2.35 million when compared to 2008, according to the Telecommunications Superintendence.

Tigo is the market leader with 6,63 million users (38.39%), followed by Claro with 6,45 million (37.37%), and Movistar with 4.20 million (24.30%).

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