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Cell Phones: Regional Purchases Increase 38%
Nov-9-21 | In the second quarter of 2021, Guatemalan purchases remained at $223.7 million, the main supplier was China with 38.2%.
Cell Phones: Regional Purchases Decline 11%
Feb-22-21 | During the first six months of 2020, Central American countries imported cell phones for $541 million, 11% less than what was reported in the same period of 2019, a drop that is mainly explained by the behavior of Panamanian, Honduran and Salvadoran purchases.
Consumer Electronics: Evolution of Demand
Nov-11-20 | Between July and October 2020, the number of people in Guatemala exploring options for buying professional DJ equipment online grew by 40%, while the number of Salvadoran consumers looking to purchase Xbox consoles decreased by 16%.
Consumer Electronics: Business Potential in the Region
Oct-28-20 | The I Shop, which is located in San Salvador's Multiplaza shopping center, has a potential market of 380,000 consumers 15 minutes away by car, and 39% of them are interested in tablets, and 14% in desktop computers.
El Salvador: Telefonica's Sale Cancelled
Sep-4-20 | As a result of the conditions imposed by the Superintendence of Competition to carry out the operation, América Movil and Telefónica decided to cancel the agreement to purchase 99.3% of Telefonica Moviles El Salvador.
El Salvador: Telefonica's Purchase Conditioned
Aug-19-20 | One of the conditions for authorizing the acquisition is that America Movil must relinquish the right to operate 25 MHz of radio spectrum with national coverage in the 850 MHz band and 30 MHz of radio spectrum with national coverage in the 1900 MHz band, which currently belong to Telefonica.
Liberty Latin America Purchases Telefonica Costa Rica
Jul-30-20 | Telefonica announced that it had reached an agreement with Liberty Latin America for the sale of the entire capital stock of its operation in Costa Rica, a transaction totaling $500 million.
Guatemala: Sanctions against Cell Phone Vendors
Dec-12-19 | The Superintendence of Telecommunications prepares the procedure to start issuing sanctions of up to $25,800 from February 2020, to businesses that do not have a registry of mobile terminal equipment and SIM cards.
Telephony: Proposal to Turn Off the 2G Network
Nov-19-19 | In El Salvador, businessmen are preparing a proposal for the government to disconnect the 2G telephone network, so that services migrate to 4G and 5G technology.
Cell Phones: Regional Purchases Up 27%
Nov-4-19 | During the first three months of 2019, Central American countries imported cell phones for $329 million, 27% more than what was reported in the same period of 2018.
More Internet Users in Dominican Republic
Aug-30-19 | Up to January of this year, the number of Internet users in the country reached 6.9 million, 7% more than in the same month of 2018, and the service reaches 64% of the population.
Panama: Number of Cell Phones Up 3%
Jul-26-19 | The number of active cell phones in the country reached 5.43 million between 2018, 3% more than what was reported in 2017, increase explained by the behavior of the number of mobile phones with type of service per contract.
Cell Phones: $1.2 Billion in Purchases in 2018
Jul-4-19 | Last year, Central American countries imported cell phones for $1.231 million, and 64% were bought by companies in Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Which are the favorite Cell Phone brands in Central America?
Mar-11-19 | Although Samsung and Apple mobile phones represent more than half of the devices used in the region's markets, there is an upward trend in the preference for devices from the Chinese brand Huawei.
Cell Phones: Import Tax Increases to 8%
Feb-11-19 | In the Dominican Republic, the Directorate General of Customs decided to increase from 3% to 8% the tax on imports of mobile communication equipment.
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