Mobile lines total 15.7mn end-July

Friday, September 2, 2011

Ecuador reached 15.7mn mobile telephony subscribers at end-July, compared to 14.3mn a year prior, local telecoms supervisor Supertel said on its website.

According to the regulator, there were 9.63mn subscribers in the prepaid segment and 6.03mn postpaid users.

Claro, a unit of Mexican giant América Móvil (NYSE: AMX), continued to lead the market with 10.9mn subscribers, followed by Movistar Ecuador - controlled by Spain's Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) - with 4.44mn and CNT with 294,675.

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With these figures, Claro has a 69.74% market share, followed by Movistar with 28.38% and CNT with 1.88%.