Good Outlook for Mobile Telephony

Because of the increase in mobile phone access, the monthly demand for mobile data per user in Guatemala is expected to grow from 0.4 GB to 2.45 GB between 2018 and 2023.

Monday, November 26, 2018

According to GlobalData forecasts, it is estimated that in the next five years the country will report an increase in the number of LTE (high-speed Internet) lines, rising from 1.7 million in 2018 to 5.6 million in 2023.

José Otero, director of 5G Americas for Latin America and the Caribbean, said to that "... It is important that mobile broadband connections reach a larger percentage of the Guatemalan population. To achieve this goal, enough radio spectrum needs to be allocated to the different market players to encourage investment in the development, expansion and adoption of new mobile technologies."

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On the other hand, José Kont, director of Ilifebelt, said that "... Guatemalan achieved the figure of 6.2 million Internet users last year. While Guatemala is the country with the highest number of people with access to the network, at the level of access, compared to the population, we rank fourth, with 37%. In this measure, Costa Rica leads with 87%, and Panama with 70%."

According to reports from CentralAmericaData, in the first three months of 2018, the main cell phone buyer in Central America was Guatemala, with $99 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $61 million, Honduras, with $34 million, El Salvador, with $31 million, Panama, with $24 million and Nicaragua, with $11 million.

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