Telecom Market Guatemala: $2.8 Billion in 2014

The telecommunications market in Guatemala will grow at a compound rate of 5% over the next 5 years, reaching $2.800 million in 2014.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Revenues for this market were $1.9 billion in 2009, out of which 62% was generated by the mobile segment, according to a recent study by Pyramid Research. This segment would grow at a 13.7% annual rate over the next 5 years and "though messaging will remain the main source of revenue, connectivity will gain more than 10 percentage points of total revenue fueled by mobile Internet and mobile broadband", states a press release in

The report also highlights opportunities in broadband internet, because "penetration of households still remains at 4 percent, [so] there is plenty of opportunity for operators to grab additional subscriptions". Broadband income will rise to $81 million in 2014, up from $36 million in 2009.

The complete report can be obtained through Pyramid Research.

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