Telecom market in Central America is growing despite widespread poverty

Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has added a new report showing that poverty in Central America is more widespread than in the rest of Latin America, and this is reflected in the development of telecommunications.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

“2008 Latin America - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband in Central America” reports that apart from Costa Rica, fixed-line teledensity in the Central American nations is lower than average for Latin America, while in mobile telephony, only El Salvador and Panama are slightly above the regional average. Nevertheless, all telecoms markets are growing.

The report shows that investment opportunities are promising, and there is good scope for the testing of new technologies, particularly in the areas of wireless systems, mobile phones, and broadband.

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