Guatemala: Mature Cell Phone Market
Growth rates are lower, and statistics show that there are 132 cell lines per 100 inhabitants, a fact that is leading phone companies to adopt new strategies for growth.
Monday, February 6, 2012
The growth rate of mobile telephony in Guatemala decreased from 2.5 million lines per year in 2005 to only about 460 thousand in 2010, a sign of market maturity. Today, Guatemala has 132 mobile phone lines per 100 inhabitants. In other words, there are more phones than the entire population.
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.
During 2010 the cell phone market registered only a 4% growth, compared to 15% in 2009.
The increase in the number of mobile phone line users during the first half of 2011 was almost half a million.
By the end of 2009, there were 17.307.459 mobile phone lines in the country.
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