List of mobile network operators of the Americas

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Anguilla[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM-1900
850/1900 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 Weblinks GSM-850 Weblinks

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 APUA GSM-850 Not Yet Available Antigua Public Utilities Authority
2 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
3 Digicel GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel

Argentina[edit]

The country has a 147% penetration rate [1] = 61.2m mobile subscribers [2] (February 2014)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
20.6 [3] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
2 Movistar GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+

20.3[4] (Sept 2013)

Telefónica
3 Personal GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+

19.8[5] (Sept 2013)

Telecom Argentina
4 NEXTEL iDEN

1.96[6] (Oct 2013)

NII Holdings
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
5 Quam operates on the Movistar network Telefónica Móviles Argentina[7]
6 Nuestro operates on the Personal network FECOSUR[8]

Aruba[edit]

The country's telecom regulator is the DTZ

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel CdmaOne
GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 MIO CDMA 2000 EV-DO - 850 MHz
Not Yet Available DTH Television and telecommunications N.V.
3 SetarNV GSM-900 (EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Setar N.V.

Bahamas[edit]

The country has 0.260 million subscribers in total, or a 122.6% penetration rate.[9] (November 2007)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 BTC 850/1900 MHz GSM
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA
700 MHz LTE
0.260[9] (Nov 2007) The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd

Barbados[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-1900 0.159[10] (March 2007) Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel CdmaOne
GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 Sunbeach CdmaOne Not Yet Available Telecom Holdings Ltd.

Belize[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 DigiCell GSM-1900
850 MHz HSPA+
0.120[11] (June 2007) Belize Telemedia Limited
2 Smart CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
0.025[12] (Dec 2005) Speednet

Bermuda[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Cellular One CdmaOne
GSM-1900
Not Yet Available Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd
2 Digicel GSM-1900
850 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Bolivia[edit]

The country has 3.33 million subscribers in total, or a 35% penetration rate.[13] (May 2008)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Entel GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
700 MHz LTE
2[14] (Dec 2008) Entel SA
2 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS
2.860[15] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
3 NuevaTel PCS GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS
1.63[16] (Sept 2009) Trilogy International Partners

Bonaire[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM Not Yet Available Digicel
2 CHIPPIE GSM Not Yet Available United Telecommunications Services

Brazil[edit]

The country has 265.52 million subscribers in total, or a 136.9% penetration rate.[17] (May 2013)

Anatel regulates the country's telecommunications.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vivo GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
76.09[17] (May 2013) Telefónica (100%)
2 TIM GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA,
2600 MHz LTE
72.01[17] (May 2013) Telecom Italia (100%)
3 Claro GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
67.4[18] (May 2013) América Móvil (100%)
4 Oi
GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2600 MHz LTE
49.77[17] (May 2013) Oi (55%), PT Telecom (25%), BNDES (20%)
5 CTBC [2] GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.89[17] (May 2013) Grupo Algar
6 Nextel IDENbeing phased out
2100MHz UMTS, HSDPA
3.88[19] (Oct 2013) NII Holdings
7 Sercomtel Celular [3] GSM-900/1800
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.06[17] (May 2013) Londrina city government, Copel
8 SKY Brasil 2600 MHz Fixed LTE-TDD DirecTV (97%), Organizações Globo (3%)
9 On Telecom 2600 MHz Fixed LTE-TDD Sunrise Telecomunicações e Grupo Soros (100%)
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
10 Vodafone Brazil [4] GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
10 Porto Seguro Telecom [5] GSM-900/1800
10 Sisteer [6] GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
Deploying[20]

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CCT GSM-900/1900 Not Yet Available CCT Global Communications
2 LIME 850 MHz Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
3 Digicel GSM-1800/1900
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Canada[edit]

As of Q4 2012, Canada has 26 million subscribers in total for a 76% penetration rate. [21]

The country's telecom regulator is the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). However, it does not regulate most aspects of mobile phone service; prices and service quality are not regulated at all, while spectrum allocation is handled by Industry Canada.

There are numerous mobile virtual network operators, such as Virgin Mobile Canada. These are not presently listed due to difficulty retrieving data for all such operators, and uncertainty as to whether the figures below include MVNOs operating on the applicable networks.[22]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Rogers Wireless
includes Fido and Chatr
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/ 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
700/AWS/2600 MHz LTE
9.29[23] (Sept 2011) Rogers Communications
2 Bell Mobility
includes Solo and Virgin Mobile
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/ 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
700/AWS/2600 MHz LTE
7.37[24] (Sept 2011) Bell Canada
3 Telus Mobility
Includes Mike, Clearnet and Koodo
Telus Network
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/ 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
AWS LTE
Mike Network
iDEN, WiDEN
7.21[25] (Sept 2011) Telus
4 SaskTel Mobility CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/ 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
AWS LTE
0.57[26] (Dec 2010) SaskTel
5 Wind Mobile 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.51[27] (Nov 2012) Vimpelcom Ltd
6 MTS Mobility CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
AWS LTE
0.49[28] (June 2011) MTS
7 Videotron 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+[29] 0.25[30] (Sept 2011) Videotron
8 Mobilicity 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA 0.053[31] (August 2010) Mobilicity
9 Public Mobile CDMA2000 1xRTT 0.003[32] (August 2010) Public Mobile

Cayman Islands[edit]

The British overseas territory has ? million subscribers in total, or a 5% penetration rate.[citation needed]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850/1900
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel CdmaOne
GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel

Chile[edit]

The country has 24,4 million subscribers in total, or a 140% penetration rate.[33]

The country's telcom regulator is SUBTEL.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Movistar D-AMPS
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS
2600 MHz LTE
6.9[34] (Jan 2010) Telefónica
2 Entel GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
6.5[35] (March 2008) Almendral Group
3 Claro CdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900 (GPRS)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2600 MHz LTE
3.3[36] (Dec 2008) América Móvil (100%)
4 Nextel iDEN 800 MHz
1700/2100 MHz AWSUMTS
0.29[37] (Oct 2013) NII Holdings
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
5 VTR Móvil operated under Movistar network MVNO
6 Virginmobile operated under Movistar network MVNO
7 Falabella Movil operated under Entel network MVNO
8 Colo-Colo Movil MVNO
9 GTD Movil MVNO

Colombia[edit]

The country has 48.1 million subscribers in total, and a mobile service penetration of 103.4 lines per 100 inhabitants.[38] (October 2012)

The country's telcom regulator is CRC

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
28.4[39] América Móvil (99.4%)
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
12.36[38] Telefónica
3 Tigo GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
6.07[38] MIC (50% + 1 Share), EPM and ETB
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
4 UFF! GSM (GPRS, EDGE),
UMTS, HSDPA
0,27[38] Grupo Bancolombia (70%) and Organización Ardila Lülle
5 UNE GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+,
2600 MHz LTE
0,08[38] Empresas Públicas de Medellín
6 ETB GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
1700 MHz LTE
Launched in April 2012 (News) ETB
7 Avantel [iDEN], [LTE]-AWS Avantel
8 Virgin Mobile GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Virgin Mobile
9 Móvil Éxito GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Éxito

Costa Rica[edit]

The country has 5.5[40] million subscribers in total, with 4.74 million people there's about 116 mobile lines for every 100 citizen. (116% penetration rate)

Until 2011, Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad had a monopoly on wireless communications. In November, 2011, after the market was open as required by DR-CAFTA, Claro and Movistar started service.[41][42]

The country's telecom regulator is SUTEL (Spanish)[43]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Kölbi [7] GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2600 MHz LTE
4.345[40] Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
2 Movistar[8] GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.385[44] Telefónica
3 Claro[9] GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.495[45] América Móvil
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
4 Tuyo Móvil [10]
(using Kölbi)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
0.165[46] Televisora de Costa Rica S.A.
5 Fullmóvil [11]
(using Kölbi)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
0.110[40] Virtualis[47]

Cuba[edit]

The country has over 1 million subscribers in total, or a 9% penetration rate.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Cubacel [12] GSM-900 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Empresa de Telecommunicaciones de Cuba, SA

Curaçao[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900/1900 Not Yet Available Digicel
2 CHIPPIE GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available United Telecommunications Services

Dominica[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900/1900
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless

Dominican Republic[edit]

The country has 8.836 million subscribers in total, or a 90.69% penetration rate. [13] (July 2010)

The country's telcom regulator is Indotel.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
4.5 es:Claro#República Dominicana (July 2009) América Móvil (100%)
2 Orange GSM-1800/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
2.845[48] (Sept 2010) Orange S.A. (100%)
3 Viva CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
0.500 (Dec 2006)[citation needed] Trilogy International Partners (100%)
4 Tricom CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
1900 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Tricom (100%)

Ecuador[edit]

The country has 113% penetration rate [49] = 17.5m mobile subscribers [50] (February 2014)

The country's telcom regulator is Suptel.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA
11.887 [51] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
2 movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA
4.043[34] (Sept 2008) Telefónica
3 CNT CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900
1700 MHz LTE
0.303[52] (Dec 2008) Telecsa

El Salvador[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 57% penetration rate.[53] (Sept 2007)

The country's telcom regulator is SIGET.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS
3.073[15] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
2 Claro GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1.426[36] (June 2007) América Móvil (95.8%)
3 movistar CdmaOne
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE (planned))
900/1900 MHz UMTS
0.847[54] (Dec 2006) Telefónica
4 Digicel 900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
0.2[55] (March 2006) Digicel
5 RED iDEN Not Yet Available Intelfon

Falkland Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Touch GSM-900 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless

Grenada[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 (EDGE) Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana (Guyane)[edit]

As of September 2012, the penetration rate was 153% for Guadeloupe (0.449 million inhabitants), 148% for Martinique (0.396 m.inh.) and 127% for French Guiana (0.236 m.inh.).[56]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
markets share (%)
Ownership
1 Orange Caraïbe GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE), 3G+ Orange S.A.
2 Digicel GSM-900 Digicel
3 Only GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
15%, 25%, 27%
(Q2 2012)[57]
Outremer télécom

Guatemala[edit]

The country has 18,528,667 subscribers in total, or a 139.56% penetration rate.[58] (August 2011)

The country's telcom regulator is SIT.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
7.967[58] (August 2011) MIC (55%)
2 Claro CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-900/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
6.299[58] (August 2011) América Móvil (99.2%)
3 movistar CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
4.280[58] (August 2011) Telefónica (100%)
4 Digicel GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE) (Planned) Not Yet Available Digicel
5 Infonet iDEN Not Yet Available Intelfon

Guyana[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CelStar GSM Not Yet Available Cel* Star Guyana Inc
2 Cellink Plus[14] GSM-900 0.305[59] (June 2007) Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company
3 Digicel GSM-900 Not Yet Available Digicel

Haiti[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
2.5[60] (Feb 2011) Digicel
2 Comcel/Voila GSM-850 1.2[61] (Feb 2011) Trilogy International Partners
3 NATCOM GSM-900 0.5[62] (Jan 2012) 60% owned by Viettel Mobile and 40% by the Haitian State[63]

Honduras[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 35% penetration rate.[53] (Sept 2007)

The country's telcom regulator is CONATEL.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo CdmaOne
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
4.756[15] (July 2012) MIC (66.7%)
2 Claro GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.927[36] (June 2007) América Móvil (100%)
3 Tegucel Sulacel Ceibacel GSM-1900 Not Yet Available HONDUTEL (100%)
4 Digicel GSM-1900 Not Yet Available Digicel

Jamaica[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 115% penetration rate.[64] (2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
1.8[65] (Sept 2007) Digicel
2 LIME D-AMPS
GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS
1.2[65] (Sept 2007) Cable & Wireless
3 Claro CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.162[65] (Sept 2007) América Móvil (100%)

Mexico[edit]

The country has 103 million subscribers in total, or an 86.7% penetration rate.[66][67] (August 2013)

The country's telcom regulator is COFETEL.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telcel D-AMPS
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
72.464[68] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
2 Movistar CdmaOne
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1700 MHz LTE
18.257[69] (July 2010) Telefónica
3 Iusacell CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
3.789[69] (July 2013) Grupo Salinas (50%), Televisa (50%)
4 Unefon CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
3.789[69] (July 2013) Grupo Salinas (50%), Televisa (50%)
5 Nextel iDEN, WCDMA, HSPA+ 3.654[70] (Oct 2013) NII Holdings

Montserrat[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless

Nicaragua[edit]

The country has 4.2 million subscribers in total, or a 71% penetration rate.[71] (2010)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro
(formerly Enitel)
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2.52[71] (Dec 2010) América Móvil (99.3%)
2 Movistar D-AMPS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE (planned))
850/1900 MHz UMTS
1.68[71] (Dec 2010) Telefónica

Panama[edit]

The country has 2.414 million subscribers in total, or a 71% penetration rate.[72] (November 2008)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Móvil GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1.091[10] (March 2007) Cable & Wireless
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.939[54] (Dec 2006) Telefónica
3 Claro GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
Not Yet Available América Móvil
4 Digicel GSM-1800/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Paraguay[edit]

The country has 5.954.388 subscribers in total, or a 96% penetration rate.[73] (May 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM-850/1900
850 MHz UMTS
3.697[15] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
2 Personal D-AMPS
GSM-850
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1900 MHz LTE
1.75[74] (June 2008) ABC Color and Telecom Argentina
3 Claro GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.450[75] (Sept 2007) América Móvil(100%)
4 VOX GSM- 1900 - 850
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1700 - 2100 MHz AWS LTE
0.3[citation needed] COPACO S.A.

Peru[edit]

The country has 29.26 million subscribers in total, or approximately 99.5% penetration rate.[76] (2013)

The country's telcom regulator is OSIPTEL [15].

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Movistar D-AMPS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS
1700 MHz LTE
1700 MHz UMTS/UMTS band 4 or AWS (soon)[citation needed]
12.9[77] (June 2011) Telefónica
2 Claro
(Formerly TIM)
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
11.495[78] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
3 Nextel iDEN
1900 MHz UMTS
1700 MHz UMTS/UMTS band 4 or AWS (soon)[citation needed]
0.7039[79] (March 2009) Americatel Perú
4 Viettel Viettel
GSM BTS (2G y 3G)
Viettel Mobile

Puerto Rico & United States Virgin Islands[edit]

These U.S. territories have 3 million subscribers in total, or an 84% penetration rate.[80] (June 2012).

The telecom regulator for Puerto Rico and the U.S.V.I. at federal level is the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The local telecom regulator for Puerto Rico is the Junta Reglamentadora de Telecomunicaciones de Puerto Rico (JRTPR).

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 AT&T Mobility[81]
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700 MHz/AWS LTE
1.5[82] (May 2013) AT&T
2 Claro Puerto Rico [16] CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
LTE (Planned)
1.4[83] América Móvil (100%)
4 T-Mobile Puerto Rico [17] UMA
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
AWS UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
LTE (Planned)
Deutsche Telekom
4 Sprint Corporation [84] CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
LTE
SoftBank Corporation (78%)
5 Open Mobile Puerto Rico [18] CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.265[85] (Dec 2009) M/C Venture Partners and Columbia Capital
Mobile virtual network operators
6 TracFone Wireless [19]
•Includes TracFone and NET10 Wireless
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT
GSM (GPRS)
América Móvil (98.2%)
  1. Currently unable to determine Sprint, T-Mobile, and TracFone subscriber numbers without the United States' subscribers.

Saint Kitts and Nevis[edit]

The country has approximately 25,000 subscribers in total.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850/1900 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 C HIPPIE GSM Not Yet Available UTS[disambiguation needed]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel

Suriname[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 40% penetration rate.[86] (April 2007)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telesur GSM 900/1800 MHz Not Yet Available Telesur
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800 MHz
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 UNIQA GSM-900 MHz Not Yet Available Intelsur/UTS

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

The country has 1.2 million subscribers in total, or a 95% penetration rate.[citation needed]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 bMobile GSM-1800 (EDGE) 1.005[10] (March 2007) TSTT, Cable & Wireless (49%), Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%)
2 Digicel GSM-850/1900 (EDGE) 0.5[87] (March 2007) Digicel

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 ' Digicel GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 LIME GSM-850 Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless

United States[edit]

The country has 322.9 million subscribers in total, or a 103% penetration rate.[88] (June 2011)

The country's telecom regulator is the FCC.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Verizon Wireless CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz/AWS LTE
116.8[89] (June 2013)
Verizon Communications
2 AT&T Mobility
•Includes Aio Wireless and Cricket Communications
AT&T
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700 MHz/AWS LTE
Cricket Wireless
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, 1x Advanced, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1700/2100 MHz (AWS) LTE
108.51&2[90][91] (June 2013) AT&T
3 Sprint Corporation
•Includes Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile USA, Assurance Wireless, and Clearwire
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, 1x Advanced, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
WiMAX
1900 MHz LTE
800 MHz LTE, 2600 MHz TD-LTE (Planned 2013)
53.61&3[92] (June 2013) SoftBank Corporation (80%)[93]
4 T-Mobile US
•Includes MetroPCS and GoSmart Mobile
T-Mobile
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz/AWS UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
1700/2100 MHz (AWS) LTE
MetroPCS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1900 MHz/AWS LTE
44.11&4[94] (June 2013) Deutsche Telekom (74%)
5 U.S. Cellular CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz/850 MHz LTE
4.968[95] (June 2013) Telephone and Data Systems (82%)
6 C Spire Wireless CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1900 MHz/AWS LTE
1.0005[96] (Aug 2013) Telapex, Inc. (Cellular South)
7 nTelos
•Includes Frawg
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
LTE (Planned 2013)
0.454[97] (June 2013) nTelos Holdings Corp.
8 Cincinnati Bell Wireless 1900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
AWS HSPA, HSPA+
0.445[98] (June 2013) Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
9 Cellcom CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.3005[99] (July 2013) Nsight, Inc.
10 Alaska Wireless Network (AWN)
•Includes Alaska Communications Systems, Alaska DigiTel Network, and GCI Wireless
GCI Network
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
Alaska Communications Systems & Alaska DigiTel Network
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.257[100][101] (June 2013) General Communication, Inc. (67%)
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (33%)
11 SouthernLINC iDEN, WiDEN 0.150[102] (Mar 2013) Southern Company
12 Bluegrass Cellular CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.130[103] (May 2005) Bluegrass Cellular, Inc,
13 Appalachian Wireless CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.100 [104] (Apr 2012) Appalachian Wireless
  1. AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile US numbers include Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands subscribers.
  2. As of Q3 2013, approximately 591,000 Alltel subscribers (within the 26 markets formerly divested to ATN, Inc.) are included in AT&T Mobility's subscriber count. As mandated by the FCC, AT&T will continue to operate Alltel's CDMA2000 1xRTT and EV-DO networks for Alltel's existing customers, including roaming partners, until at least June 15, 2015.[105]
  3. Number of retail customers (postpaid and prepaid) + reseller (wholesale) customers. Excludes approximately 1.4 million Clearwire fixed wireless retail subscribers.
  4. As of Q2 2013, MetroPCS subscribers are included in T-Mobile US's total subscriber count. T-Mobile will shutdown MetroPCS's CDMA, Ev-DO, and 1900 MHz LTE networks by the end of 2015.
  5. C-Spire and Cellcom are private carriers that do not reveal their metrics. They are estimated to have around 1 million and 300,000 subscribers, respectively.

Uruguay[edit]

The country has 4.757 million subscribers in total.[106] (Dec 2011)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Antel 1800 MHz GSM
2100 MHz HSUPA
1700 MHz LTE
2.246[107] (Jun 2012) State-owned
2 Movistar 850/1900 MHz GSM
850/1900 MHz HSDPA
1.808[107] (Jun 2012)
3 Claro 1900 MHz GSM
1900 MHz HSDPA
1700 MHz LTE
0.771[107] (Jun 2012)

Venezuela[edit]

The country has 26.673 million subscribers in total, or a 96.0% penetration rate.[108] (Sept 2008)

The country's telcom regulator is CONATEL.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Movilnet D-AMPS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
13.047[109] (March 2008) CANTV
2 Movistar CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA HSUPA HSPA+ (Planned)
11.562[34] (Sept 2008) Telefónica
3 Digitel GSM GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
5.0[109] (Dec 2007) Telvenco

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