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Mobile Market Overview

Costa Rica had a population of 4.9 million people and 6.9 million mobile subscriptions by the end of 2013, giving a penetration rate of 150% - one of the highest in Central America, alongside Panama and El Salvador.  Around 83% of subscribers had a pre-paid account.

There are three Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) serving the Costa Rica market, of which Kölbi (ICE) was the clear market leader with 4.3m subscriptions– 63% market share (See figure 1), significantly ahead of Claro (América Móvil) which had 1.31m


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