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.
President Mauricio Funes has vetoed a decree giving the regulator, SIGET, the power to set tariffs for international calls.
The president has vetoed legislative decree 1032 which gave the Superintendency of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET in Spanish) the power to establish interconnection charges on international incoming calls when using intermediate operators.
Telephone companies are appealing for a presidential veto against the establishment of international call rates by the regulator SIGET.
With the authentic interpretation of Legislative Decree 132, the Legislature gave the Superintendency of Electricity and Communications (SIGET) the authority to set international interconnection charges.
Users benefit from telecommunications competition with lower prices and a diversity of plans and conditions.
The mobile or cellular segment is the fastest growing telecommunications sector.
Pa-digital.com published: "According to Ivan Ramos, Roaming and International Long Distance Manager for +Mobile Cable & Wireless in Panama, 'the destinations with the most mobile call traffic abroad are the United States, Colombia, Costa Rica and Venezuela,' for which promotional rates are available, beginning at 5 cents per minute in addition to airtime."
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