Tagged in: Latin America (Includes the Caribbean)

Panama’s additional cable connectivity to improve broadband from 2019

Panama’s economic prospects remain promising, with GDP growth during the last few years being steady at between 5% and 6% annually. This growth has had a positive effect on the country’s telecom market, which has also grown steadily and attracted … Continue reading

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Cuba prepares for 3G services launch

Cuba’s telecom sector remains a peculiarity, with state control having stymied rather than promoted the development of all sectors. The country has the lowest mobile phone and internet penetration rates in the region, while fixed-line teledensity is also very low. … Continue reading

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Mobile licence of Jamaica’s third operator under review

Jamaica’s telecom sector is largely propped up by the maturing mobile sector. The merger between Digicel and Claro’s Jamaican business in 2012 strengthened Digicel’s dominance of the sector. Both Digicel and is only rival, Flow (supported by its new owner … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Sprint and Open Wireless agree to combine their mobile businesses

Puerto Rico has one of the highest mobile penetration rates in the Latin American and the Caribbean region, at about 160%. However, although it is a US territory it lags well behind the mainland US states in terms of fixed-line … Continue reading

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Suriname’s economic hardship impacting on telecoms sector

The smallest nation on the South American continent, with just over 500,000 inhabitants, Suriname is also the only Dutch-speaking nation in South America, and it has closer affinities with the Caribbean than with its continental neighbours. In the wake of … Continue reading

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