The increase in recent years of international calls is being driven by Guatemalan migrants, rather than commercial or business calls.
Date from the Red Local de la Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT) reveals that the 10 mobile operators in the country registered nearly 3.112 million international minutes, of which 2.192 million minutes came from incoming international ports and 920 million minutes were outgoing from Guatemala to international ports.
Mobile phones, the strongest sector for the regional economy, registered a decline in earnings in 2008.
El Periódico reported on its website: "While América Móvil added 1 million new customers in Central America in 2008, revenues from its subsidiaries in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua fell by 3.4 % and its profits were reduced by 26.6%. Telefónica, the Spanish phone service provider, also reported a fall of 2.9% in the revenues of its subsidiaries in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama, with 318 million Euros (U.S. $413 million) in total revenues for 2008."
Service Provider, focus on Central America Telecommunications market. Mobile Network Roll-Out from Site adquisition a Civil Works to Network Integración and Optimization. Project Management consultant
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The Chamber of Information and Communication Technologies (CAMTIC for its acronym in Spanish) is a nonprofit private trade organization for IT companies representative in Costa Rica & Central America.
Operates in Costa Rica
Phone: (506) 22832205