Internet Market in El Salvador

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Friday, January 15, 2010

In the first half of 2008, there were 107.142 Internet users in El Salvador. One year later, there were 140.321, a 31% increase.

Waldo Hooker, Marketing Manager at Telefónica Móviles El Salvador, remarks that "the market has been growing thanks to the offers and benefits users receive".

An article in analyzes how the Salvadoran communications market has grown in quality of service and features, and details some of the promotions offered by the different operators to attract customers.

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Telephone Operators Seek Customers in Costa Rica

November 2011

ICE, Claro and Movistar are promoting their products and payment plans to corporate clients.

With various promotions and discounts, the main operators in the Costa Rican telecommunications market have begun competing for corporate customers that may want to integrate all their services with one provider.

Complaints about Price Fixing in Cell Phone Companies

August 2011

At the start of privatisation of the cellular market in Costa Rica, the Mexican company Claro is questioning agreements between the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and the Spanish run Telefónica.

The complaint filed by Claro to the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Sutel) indicates that in the access and interconnection agreement signed between the ICE and Telefonica, there are clauses where both companies are committed to not charging prices below the cost of services rendered, considering interconnection charges as a common expense to both parties.

Costa Rica: Two Bids for Cellular Market

December 2010

America Movil (Claro) and Telefonica (Movistar) were the only ones to submit their cell phone service offerings.

By January 19th, 2011, the Evaluating Commission will open the bids and report to the Superintendence of Telecommunications (Sutel), after analyzing technical issues.

Internet and E-Commerce in El Salvador

July 2010

The telecommunications industry is one of the most successful in El Salvador; its market is one of the most unregulated of Central America.

An article in Ecommerce Journal analyzed the Salvadoran Telecomm market and its opportunities. It noted that once the market was privatized and opened to competition in 1998, foreign and local operators proceeded to invest millions in infrastructure development.