Share Square: Nicaragua
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Share Square: Nicaragua

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Nicaragua ShSq

Mobile market overview

Nicaragua had a population of 6.2 million people and 7.4m mobile subscriptions at the end of 2014, giving a SIM penetration rate of 120% - about average for Central America. Around 81% of subscribers had a pre-paid account.

There are currently two Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) serving the Nicaragua market, of which Movistar was the narrow market leader with 3.9m subscriptions – 52% market share (See figure 1), slightly ahead of Claro (América Móvil) which had 3.6m. Movistar has been growing slightly faster than Claro over the last two years – adding 850,000 subscribers in the period, although quarterly net additional subscriber growth has been slowing for both operators.


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