Complexity and contradictions of the Guatemalan telecom industry
Towercos are yet to fully penetrate the country… But is worth it (and is it safe)?
Guatemala is not an easy country to do business in, with its history of contradictions and civil uprisings. And its telecom sector isn’t free from trouble either. In this article, TowerXchange analyse the current status of the telecom industry with a specific look at its sometimes complex dynamics and interactions with politics and social discontent.
The Guatemalan telecom landscape is dominated by three active carriers, Millicom’s Tigo (formerly Comcel) Telefónica’s Movistar and América Móvil’s Claro. There have been various attempts to introduce a fourth player in the country such as Digicel back in 2007 and more recently Intelfon’s Red, which currently has a few hundred thousand subscribers.