The Cell Phone Market in El Salvador

A survey entitled Hogares 2012 has revealed that 90.53% of Salvadoran households have a cell phone, spending at least $10.53 a month on mobile phone communication.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This percentage is 2.08% higher than in 2011 when it 88.45% of the population possessed a cell phone. The survey reveals that mobile spending shows growth, going from $9.72 per month in 2011 to $10.53 in 2012.

On the other hand, landline tenure fell from 25.86% in 2011 to 25.18% in 2012.

With respect to internet services, the survey results indicate that this went from 11.68% in 2011 to 11.76% in the previous year.

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Costa Rica: Cellular Market Grows 36% in Seven Months

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Since the formal break up of the monopoly held by the state communications firm, ICE, the number of allocated cell lines has grown from 3.9 to 5.3 million. reports that this information was obtained "by an appeal to the Constitutional Court, which forced the Sutel to provide the number of lines that the ICE had up to November 2011, which was considered a strategic issue by the state company and the regulator.

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.

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