Ecuador’s mobile service providers have grown their subscriber base to approximately 11.3 million compared to 9.65 million at this time last year, according to telecommunications supervisory body Supertel.

Porta, a unit of Mexico’s America Movil, continues to dominate the market with 7.67 million subscribers, followed by Movistar Ecuador, owned by Spain's Telefonica, with 2.95 million users, and locally-owned Alegro PCS with 672,366 customers.

During September, the three mobile operators added 154,164 net new subscribers between them, and at the end of the month there were a total of 10.45 million GSM subscribers, or 92.5% of the country’s total.

Ecuador’s mobile landscape is not only becoming more populous, but also more sophisticated; in late October, Movistar announced the launching of a futbol portal on its Ecuadorean network.


Portada Staff

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