Telephony Market Sums $ 2.1 Billion in Guatemala

Telephony revenue increased 10.5% between 2008 and 2009; the sector represents 6.5% of GDP and 8.3% of tax revenue.

Monday, November 29, 2010

According to reports published by Pyramid Research, the telephone market in Guatemala generated revenue of $ 2.1 billion in 2009, of which $ 1.37 billion (66%) were generated by mobile services.

The numbers also show the remarkable growth experienced by mobile operators in recent years: 4.5 million mobile lines in 2005 to 17.3 million in 2009, meaning there are now 126 phones per 100 inhabitants.

Pyramid told that of the other countries in the region, the largest market is El Salvador ($ 1.4 billion), followed by Costa Rica ($ 905 million), Honduras ($ 658 million) and Nicaragua ($ 487 million).

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