Mobile Phone Users Up 15.8% in Guatemala

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

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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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Guatemala: Cellular Phone Service Grows by 25.64% in 2008

May 2009

At the close of 2008, there were 14 million 948 thousand cell phone users, according to a report by the Superintendent of Telecommunications (SIT).

SIT also reported a slight growth of 2.52% in fixed telephone service.

Urías Gamarro wrote about the SIT report in Prensalibre.com: "As of December 31, 2008, Claro reported 5.906 million users, equaling 39.50% of the market; the Tigo Company reported 34.60% and Movistar 25.90%."

Guatemala: Cell Phone Industry Matured

March 2011

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

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%.

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: 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).

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