Telecommunications in Guatemala

Telecommunications in Guatemala





Guatemala's incumbent telephone company is TELGUA, who won the bidding of the privatization of the government run GUATEL.

Telephones - main lines in use: 665,061 (2000)
Approximately 1,384,997 (December 2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 663,296 (2000)
Approximately December 2006: 6,800,000
December 2007 10,151,000 (70% of the population)

International Operator Brand / Users Technology Web Site
America Movil Claro/PCS Digital 3,591,138 (June 2007) CDMA 1x EVDO Rev 0 1900 mHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1900 mHz, UMTS/HSPA 1900 mHz (1.5 Mbit/s) with video calling and data services available. Claro Guatemala
Telefónica Movistar 2,514,612 (June 2007) CDMA 1x EVDO Rev A 1900 mHz and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 1900 mHz, UMTS/HSPA 1900 mHz (7.2 Mbit/s) with data services only available. MoviStar Guatemala
Millicom / Local partners TIGO/COMCEL 3,116,998 (June 2007) TDMA/N-AMPS (to be shut down) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850 mHz, UMTS/HSDPA 850 mHz (3.6 Mbit/s) with video calling and data services available TIGO Guatemala
Digicel Group Digicel must be launch before June 18, 2008 Planned GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900 MHz Digicel Group
Intelfon/RED Intelfon Launch 2008 (Not Commercial) Planned iDEN/CDMA 1x EVDO Rev A 800 MHz (Life only for Roaming from Intelfon/RED El Salvador Intelfon Guatemala

Telephone system: fairly modern network centered in the city of Guatemala
domestic: NA
international: connected to Central American Microwave System; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)

Radio broadcast stations: AM 130, FM 487, shortwave 15 (2000)

Radios: 835,000 (1997)

Television broadcast stations: 26 (plus 27 repeaters) (1997)

Televisions: 640,000 (1997)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 27 (2004)

Internet Users:

Year Users
2002 200,000
2003 600,000
2004 1,000,000
2005 1,700,000
2006 2,400,000
2007 over 3,800,000

Country code (Top-level domain): GT. Guatemala Domains


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