Telecoms in Guatemala Generated $2,400 million in 2011

A study by Pyramid Research says that the telecommunications market in 2011 generated revenues of $2,400 million.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Of the total, 69% ($1,600 million) corresponds to the mobile phone business and the rest is divided between internet, cable television and fixed telephony services.

"Guatemala is one of the countries with the fastest growth of mobile telephone use, the number of lines increased from 64,194 in 1997 to over 18.5 million in June 2011 with an average of 127 lines per100 inhabitants due to market privatization and the arrival of 2 new operators in the market", reported Elperiodico.com.gt.

Growth projections provided by Pyramid Research indicate that the telecommunications market will grow at an annual rate of 4.6% reaching $3,000 million in 2016.



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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. "

Guatemala: Cell Phone Growth Stops

November 2012

In June 2012 the number of active lines was recorded at 19.8 million, 4.6% less than the 20.7 million recorded at end of 2011.

Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "After nearly two decades of steady expansion, in the first half of this year the cellular figures reported a negative, according to a report prepared by the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT)."

22.7 Million Cellphones in Guatemala

October 2012

Of the total numbers assigned, 26 million, 22.7 million are mobiles and only 3.3 million landlines.

At the end of the first half of 2011 there were 20.2 million registered numbers. Up until the end of August 2012, the Superintendency of Telecommunications (SIT) had delivered 26.03 million, 5.83 million in just over a year.

Realities of Mobile Telephony in Panama

March 2012

Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP), Telefonica Panama, Digicel Panama and Claro are the companies competing for the local market.

Panama has 3.3 million inhabitants and 7,281,074 registered mobile phone lines, according to the National Authority of Public Services (ASEP), which is more than two lines per person.

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