7.4 Million Cell Phone Lines in El Salvador

Active mobile phones increased from 6.7 million in June 2008 to 7.4 million today.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Data from Siget, the telecommunications superintendence, show there are more cell phones than people in the country. June 2007 census measured 5.7 million inhabitants.

"In El Salvador, the telephony market is shared among several companies, the most renowned being Tigo, Claro, Telefónica and Digicel, who are engaged in an advertising war for obtaining a larger chunk of the telecom pie", reports Elsalvador.com.



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21 million cell phones in Guatemala

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From 3.1 million lines in 2004, mobile telephony in Guatemala has increased sevenfold, amounting to to 20.7 million lines at the end of 2011.

In the second half of 2011, more than two million new users were added to the market, making the number of users around the country at the end of December 2011 20.7 million, according to the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SIT).

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A study by Pyramid Research says that the telecommunications market in 2011 generated revenues of $2,400 million.

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