Competition in Mobile Telephone Services Intensifies in Panama

Users benefit from telecommunications competition with lower prices and a diversity of plans and conditions.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

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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During 2012, mobile telephony saw a total of almost 21 million users, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2011.

According to statistics from the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT) in the past 9 years, mobile telephony has grown by 556%.

In 2003, Guatemala had more than three million subscribers, however, the figures indicate that as of 2009 the market stagnated and growth per year reduced to a million customers.

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July 2009

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+Movil 2.5 million users send 17 million short text messages each month.

Mobile Phones: Brilliant Business

July 2009

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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The four mobile phone companies will compete for the market with heavy promotions and aggressive strategies in Panama.

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