Mobile base up to 11.3 million

11 Nov 2008

Ecuadorian mobile telephony operators ended September with 11.3 million subscribers compared to 9.65 million at end-September 2007, telecoms supervisory body Supertel said on its website, reported by BNamericas. Porta, a unit of Mexico’s America Movil, continued to lead the market with 7.67 million subscribers, followed by Movistar Ecuador, owned by Spain’s Telefonica, with 2.95 million users, and locally-owned Alegro PCS with 672,366 customers. During September, the three mobile operators added 154,164 net new subscribers between them, and at the end of the month there were a total of 10.45 million GSM subscribers, or 92.5% of the country’s total.