Telefonica looking to consolidate its position in Guatemala

The installation of some 200 new radio towers and an investment of "several dozens of millions of dollars" marks the start of Telefonica's expansion.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Francisco Gil Diaz, president of Telefonica Mexico, commented that the company wants to increase its position in the Guatemalan market to at least second place.
Telefonica's cellular division grew consistently in the country in the last few years. According to figures from the Telecommunications Superintendence, at the end of December 2007 the number of active users was 11.89 million in comparison to 7.17 million for the same date in 2006.

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El Salvador: Telefónica Invests $20 million in 3.5G network

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Telefónica will be in Costa Rica by 2009

October 2008

"Costa Rica and Telefónica will be united in the future," stated from the beginning of the conversation EF Humberto Pato-Vinuesa, CEO of Telefónica for Central America.

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"I am sure that Telefonica is interested in Costa Rica"

September 2008

President of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias Sanchez "welcomes" the Spanish company to invest in telecommunications.

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