Mobile connections dip in 4Q 2009

27 Jan 2010

Colombia ended 2009 with 42 million mobile lines in service, down 0.74% compared to the end of the third quarter, according to recent figures from the country’s industry and trade agency, the Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio (SIC). According to the SIC the three mobile operators added 1.28 million new lines during the year. Comcel, a subsidiary of America Movil, continued to lead the market ending the year with 28.8 million subscribers, but this was down from 29.5 million at the end of September. Movistar, meanwhile, had 8.96 million subscribers at year end, up from the 8.81 million registered three months earlier, while Tigo, ended 2009 with 4.19 million subscribers, up from 4 million.