Internet Use Growing in Honduras

The number of subscribers to the mobile and fixed Internet services increased from 2.5 million to 2.6 million between December 2016 and September 2017.

Friday, May 4, 2018

According to figures from the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel), in the third quarter of last year "... The number of subscribers of fixed internet services reached a total of 245,924 at the end of this quarter of the year, observing a growth of 2.12% compared to the previous quarter. The number of mobile internet subscribers reached a total of 2,111,101, with a growth of 2.95% compared to the previous quarter. "

See "Mobile phone market in Central America"

Regarding the performance of the use of mobile internet services, Danilo Antúnez Mejía, president of the Association of Technological Companies and Communications of Honduras, told Laprensa.hn that "... the development of mobile telephony has driven growth of the mobile broadband internet, as well as other broadband services."

See also "What cell phone brands are imported into Honduras?"

In relation to the indicators of mobile telephony, Conatel details in its quarterly report that "... The mobile telephone lines reached a total of 7,869,243 subscribers at the end of the third quarter of the year (2017).  The mobile telephone density, which corresponds to the number of mobile telephone lines per 100 inhabitants, reached a value of 89.12% at the end of this quarter of the year, which represents the fact that 89 out of every 100 Hondurans has a mobile telephone line. "

See full report (in Spanish).

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