Telefónica Celular (Celtel), a subsidiary of Millicom International Celular, is a mobile telephony provider in Honduras operating under the brand name Tigo. The company operates a GSM and a 3G network and has also acquired a WiMax license but has not yet performed a commercial launch. Celtel launched operations in 1996 as the first mobile operator in Honduras and held a monopoly status until late 2003, when Megatel entered the market as a second operator. As of December 31, 2009, Celtel had 4.7 million subscribers with coverage in 13 departments of the country reaching approximately 93% of the total population. Celtel was founded in 1994 and is based in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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