Guatemala: Cell Phone Industry Matured

During 2010 the cell phone market registered only a 4% growth, compared to 15% in 2009.

Friday, March 18, 2011

According to the Telecommunications Superintendence, there are currently over 18 million subscribers, 1.22 cell phones per person.

Tigo controls 42.7% of the cell phone market, followed by Claro with 34.1% and Telefonica with 23.1%.

"Of the 18 million users, 17.1 million are using the prepaid-card system, while 966 thousand have a contract with an operator," reported Prensalibre.com.

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Guatemala: 18.5 Million Cellular Lines

August 2011

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

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).

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%).

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 Use Grows by 6.7%

May 2013

During 2012, mobile telephony saw a total of almost 21 million users, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2011.

According to statistics from the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT) in the past 9 years, mobile telephony has grown by 556%.

In 2003, Guatemala had more than three million subscribers, however, the figures indicate that as of 2009 the market stagnated and growth per year reduced to a million customers.

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