Guatemala: Mobile Phone Market Figures

There is still a predominance of prepaid systems, which account for 95.6% of the 21,474,000 cell lines operating in the country.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The mobile phone market in Guatemala still has a preference for prepaid systems, or top up payment cards, with the number of the number of lines that operate under this mode up to July 2014 totaling 20,548,000 .

Prensalibre.com reports that "... In the past 10 years, the market for mobile telephony has experienced exponential growth of 577%, going from 3.1 million lines in 2004 to 21.4 million in the first half of this year. This represents an average annual growth of 57%, or 2.1 million lines per year. "

He added, "... Businesses engaged in the sale or distribution of cell phones should have, as of today, proof of authorization from the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT), a document which must be displayed to users. "



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95% of the 21 million handsets registered as operational in July 2013 are prepaid.

The data was released by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT). "Of every 10 active phones, nine are prepaid and only one uses a payment plan by the company providing the service," reported Prensalibre.com.

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