Salvadoran Telecoms in All-Out Commercial War

Tigo, Claro, Movistar and Digicel have trimmed some of their prices up to 50%, looking for a larger slice of the telecommunications market.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

They have implemented various promotions, ranging from lower international, land and mobile phone calls, internet access and cable television to cell phones that can be acquired from as low as $7.

“Companies are sparing no efforts in getting more customers. All of them state they have invested millions in expanding broadband coverage and deploying more and better technology”, noted Elsalvador.com.

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After the opening up of the telecommunications market, the number of postpaid cellular lines are down from 1.6 million in 2010 to 1.1 million as at the end of 2012.

Prepaid connections currently represent 80% of the lines that exist in the country, while two years ago the figure was barely 49%, according to a study by the Telecommunications Superintendency (Sutel).

Phones are Prepaid in Guatemala

November 2013

95% of the 21 million handsets registered as operational in July 2013 are prepaid.

The data was released by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT). "Of every 10 active phones, nine are prepaid and only one uses a payment plan by the company providing the service," reported Prensalibre.com.

Costa Rica Telecom Market to Grow 136% by 2015

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Telephony Rates Lowered in El Salvador

December 2009

Three companies decided to reduce mobile phone rates for calls between the same network.

The reductions go from 40% to 50%, depending on each customer's calling plan.

"6 million customers from Claro, Tigo and Telefónica will benefit from these measures, while Digicel is still considering if they join this agreement", reported Elsalvador.com.

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