Two Cellular Phones Per Panamanian
Cell-phone companies have 6.6 million wireless phone numbers allocated, but only 3 million are active.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Through March 2009, Cable & Wireless (C&W) and Telefónica Móviles (Movistar) have 2.7 million lines each, Digicel has 900 thousand and Claro Panama, which has just begun operations, has 300 thousand, according to data from the National Authority for Public Services published by Prensa.com.
The country's 4 telecom operators manage 5.276.950 active mobile phone lines.
After the appearance of number portability in Panama, Claro is the company that has attracted the most users, with 94,773, while only 12,396 have switched to another company.
The four mobile phone companies will compete for the market with heavy promotions and aggressive strategies in Panama.
Panama imported $190 million worth of mobile phones in 2008, at a time when Claro was not operating in the country and Digicel was just starting.
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