Peru hits 40 mln mobile lines as Entel and Bitel close gap

Friday 25 May 2018 | 11:41 CET | News
Peru reached over 40 million active mobile lines at the end of March, equivalent to a market penetration of 130 percent, according to a report from telecom regulator Osiptel. The month saw operators Entel and Bitel making further ground on market leaders Movistar (Telefonica) and Claro (America Movil), reaching a joint market share of 30.7 percent by the end of the first quarter compared to 29.8 percent at the end of Q4. Telefonica continued as the leading telco with 37.8 percent of the Peruvian market followed by Claro with 31.5 percent.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Bitel Peru / Claro / Entel / Movistar / Osiptel
Countries: Peru
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