According to the General Superintendence of Telecommunications (SIGET), the country has about 7.4 million cell phone users.
"At least for the next six months and a maximum 12 - which is how long the merger could take - customers of both companies and the overall market will continue to see them as separate companies," adds Laprensagrafica.com.
The Mexican telephony giant announced it has completed the acquisition of phone company Digicel in Honduras.
A press release from American Mobile reads:
America Movil, announced today (November 30, 2011) that as part of the agreement with Digicel Group Limited and its affiliates ("Digicel") during the first quarter of 2011, has acquired on this date 100% of Digicel’s operations in Honduras and sold to Digicel its operations in Jamaica.
By the end of 2008, El Salvador had the largest number of cell phones per person in Central America, with 6.6 million for a population of 5.8 million.
Experts say the large number of cell phones is a reflection of consumerism, promoted by intense advertising campaigns. Another factor that has played a role is the large number of Salvadorans living abroad, many of whom communicate with their families back home via mobile phone.