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
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM-1900
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 Weblinks GSM-850 Not Yet Available 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 (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
3 Digicel GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
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[4] (Sept 2013)

Telecom Argentina
4 NEXTEL iDEN

1.96[5] (Oct 2013)

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

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, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 MIO CDMA 2000, EV-DO Not Yet Available DTH Television and telecommunications N.V.
3 SetarNV GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
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.[8] (November 2007)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 BTC GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
0.260[8] (Nov 2007) The Bahamas Telecommunications Company Ltd

Barbados[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-1900
UMTS, HSPA+
0.159[9] (March 2007) Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel CdmaOne
GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
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 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.120[10] (June 2007) Belize Telemedia Limited
2 Smart CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
0.025[11] (Dec 2005) Speednet

Bermuda[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Cellular One CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO
GSM-1900
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Bermuda Digital Communications Ltd
2 Digicel GSM-1900
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel

Bolivia[edit]

The country has 3.33 million subscribers in total, or a 35% penetration rate.[12] (May 2008)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Entel GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
2[13] (Dec 2008) Entel SA
2 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
LTE
2.860[14] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
3 NuevaTel PCS GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS
1.63[15] (Sept 2009) Trilogy International Partners

Bonaire[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel
(formerly TELBO [16])
GSM-900/1800 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 CHIPPIE GSM
UMTS, HSDPA
Not Yet Available United Telecommunications Services

Brazil[edit]

The country has 273.6 million subscribers in total, or a 136.1% penetration rate.[17] (Apr 2014)

Anatel regulates the country's telecommunications.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Vivo GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
78.55[17] (Apr 2014) Telefónica (100%)
2 TIM GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
73.87[17] (Apr 2014) Telecom Italia (100%)
3 Claro GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
68.49[17] (Apr 2014) América Móvil (100%)
4 Oi
(formerly Brasil Telecom)
GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2600 MHz LTE
50.67[17] (Apr 2014) Oi (55%), PT Telecom (25%), BNDES (20%)
5 Algar Telecom
(formerly CTBC)
GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1.07[17] (Apr 2014) Grupo Algar
6 Nextel IDENbeing phased out
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1800 MHz LTE
0.78[17] (Apr 2014) NII Holdings
7 Sercomtel GSM-900/1800
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.05[17] (Apr 2014) 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 Porto Seguro Telecom [2] GSM-900/1800
10 Sisteer [3] GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
Deploying[18]

British Virgin Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 CCT GSM-850/1900
850 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available CCT Global Communications
2 LIME GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
3 Digicel GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel

Canada[edit]

As of Q4 2012, Canada has 26 million subscribers in total for a 76% penetration rate. [19]

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.[20]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Rogers
includes Fido and Chatr
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
700/1700/2600 MHz LTE
9.5[21] (April 2014) Rogers Communications
2 Bell
includes Solo and Virgin Mobile
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
700/1700/2600 MHz LTE
7.93[22] (Feb 2014) Bell Canada
3 Telus
Includes Mike, Clearnet, Koodo, and Public Mobile
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
iDEN (on Mike Network)
7.8[23] (March 2014) Telus
4 Wind 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.67[24] (4Q 2013) Globalive Communications Corporation, Vimpelcom Ltd
5 SaskTel CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
0.57[25] (Dec 2010) SaskTel
6 MTS CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
0.49[26] (June 2011) MTS
7 Vidéotron 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA, DC-HSPA+[27]
700 MHz LTE
0.25[28] (Sept 2011) Videotron
8 Mobilicity 1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+ 0.053[29] (August 2010) Mobilicity

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
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel CdmaOne
GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Digicel

Chile[edit]

The country has 24,4 million subscribers in total, or a 140% penetration rate.[30]

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, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
9.0 (December 2013) Telefónica
2 Entel GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, DC-HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
9.0 (December 2013) Almendral Group
3 Claro CdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900 (GPRS)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
5.1 (December 2013) América Móvil (100%)
4 Nextel iDEN 800 MHz
1700 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.3 (December 2013) NII Holdings
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
5 VTR Móvil 0.07 operated under Movistar network MVNO
6 Virginmobile 0.2 operated under Movistar network MVNO
7 Falabella Movil 0.05 operated under Entel network MVNO
8 GTD Movil 0.006 MVNO

Colombia[edit]

The country has 48.1 million subscribers in total, and a mobile service penetration of 103.4 lines per 100 inhabitants.[31] (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+
2600 MHz LTE
28.4[32] América Móvil (99.4%)
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
12.36[31] Telefónica
3 Tigo GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
6.07[31] MIC (50% + 1 Share), EPM and ETB
4 Avantel iDEN
1700 MHz LTE
Not Yet Available Avantel
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
5 UFF!
(using Tigo)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
0,27[31] Grupo Bancolombia (70%) and Organización Ardila Lülle
6 UNE
(using Tigo)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
2600 MHz LTE
0,08[31] Empresas Públicas de Medellín
7 ETB
(using Tigo [33])
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
LTE
Not Yet Available ETB
8 Virgin Mobile
(using Movistar)
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Virgin Mobile
9 Móvil Éxito
(using Tigo)
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Éxito

Costa Rica[edit]

The country has 5.5[34] 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.[35][36]

The country's telecom regulator is SUTEL (Spanish)[37]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Kölbi GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
2600 MHz LTE
4.345[34] Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
2 Movistar GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.385[34] Telefónica
3 Claro GSM-1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.495[34] América Móvil
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
4 Tuyo Móvil
(using Kölbi)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
0.165[38] Televisora de Costa Rica S.A.
5 Fullmóvil
(using Kölbi)
GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA
0.110[34] Virtualis[39]

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 [4] GSM-850/900 (GPRS)
2100 MHz UMTS
Not Yet Available ETECSA

Curaçao[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel GSM-900/1800/1900
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
2 CHIPPIE GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
Not Yet Available United Telecommunications Services

Dominica[edit]

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

Dominican Republic[edit]

The country has 10.371 million subscribers in total, or a 90.69% penetration rate. [5] (Dec 2013)

The country's telcom regulator is Indotel.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro
(formerly CODETEL)
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1700 MHz LTE
4.5 (July 2009) América Móvil (100%)
2 Orange GSM-1800/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1800 MHz LTE
2.845[40] (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 [41] = 17.5m mobile subscribers [42] (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 [32] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
4.043[43] (Sept 2008) Telefónica
3 CNT CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900
UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
0.303[44] (Dec 2008) Telecsa

El Salvador[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 57% penetration rate.[45] (Sept 2007)

The country's telcom regulator is SIGET.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
3.073[14] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
2 Claro GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1.426[46] (June 2007) América Móvil (95.8%)
3 Movistar CdmaOne
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.847[47] (Dec 2006) Telefónica
4 Digicel 900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
0.2[48] (March 2006) Digicel
5 RED iDEN Not Yet Available Intelfon

Falkland Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Sure GSM-900 Not Yet Available Batelco

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.).[49]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
markets share (%)
Ownership
1 Orange Caraïbe GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet available Orange S.A.
2 Digicel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
Not Yet available Digicel
3 Only GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
15%, 25%, 27%
(Q2 2012)[50]
Outremer télécom

Guatemala[edit]

The country has 18,528,667 subscribers in total, or a 139.56% penetration rate.[51] (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[51] (August 2011) MIC (55%)
2 Claro CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-900/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
6.299[51] (August 2011) América Móvil (99.2%)
3 Movistar CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
4.280[51] (August 2011) Telefónica (100%)
4 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[6] GSM-900 0.305[52] (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 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2.5[53] (Feb 2011) Digicel
2 Comcel/Voila GSM-850 1.2[54] (Feb 2011) Trilogy International Partners
3 NATCOM GSM-900
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA
0.5[55] (Jan 2012) 60% owned by Viettel Mobile and 40% by the Haitian State[56]

Honduras[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 35% penetration rate.[45] (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, HSPA+
4.756[14] (July 2012) MIC (66.7%)
2 Claro GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.927[46] (June 2007) América Móvil (100%)
3 Tegucel Sulacel Ceibacel GSM-1900 Not Yet Available HONDUTEL (100%)

Jamaica[edit]

The country has ? million subscribers in total, or a 115% penetration rate.[57] (2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Digicel CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1.8[58] (Sept 2007) Digicel
2 LIME D-AMPS
GSM-1900
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1.2[58] (Sept 2007) Cable & Wireless

Mexico[edit]

The country has 103 million subscribers in total, or an 86.7% penetration rate.[59][60] (August 2013)

The country's telcom regulator is COFETEL.

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Telcel D-AMPS
GSM-1900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
72.464[32] (Q3 2013) América Móvil (100%)
2 Movistar CdmaOne
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
18.257[61] (July 2010) Telefónica
3 Iusacell CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
3.789[61] (July 2013) Grupo Salinas (50%), Televisa (50%)
4 Unefon CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 MHz (GPRS, EDGE)
UMTS, HSDPA, HSPA+
3.789[61] (July 2013) Grupo Salinas (50%), Televisa (50%)
5 Nextel iDEN
1700 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
3.654[5] (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.[62] (2010)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Claro
(formerly Enitel)
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2.52[62] (Dec 2010) América Móvil (99.3%)
2 Movistar D-AMPS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1.68[62] (Dec 2010) Telefónica

Panama[edit]

The country has 6,297,604 subscribers in total, or 164 active mobile phones per 100 inhabitants.[63] (January 2014)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Cable & Wireless GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
2.159 [64] (March 2014) Cable & Wireless
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
0.939[47] (Dec 2006) Telefónica
3 Claro GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available América Móvil
4 Digicel GSM-1800/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel

Paraguay[edit]

The country has 5.954.388 subscribers in total, or a 96% penetration rate.[65] (May 2009)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Tigo D-AMPS
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
3.697[14] (July 2012) MIC (100%)
2 Personal D-AMPS
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, DC-HSPA+
1900 MHz LTE
1.75[66] (June 2008) ABC Color and Telecom Argentina
3 Claro GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.450[67] (Sept 2007) América Móvil(100%)
4 VOX GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz 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.[68] (2013)

The country's telcom regulator is OSIPTEL [7].

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Movistar D-AMPS
CdmaOne, CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
20.8[69] (Q3 2012) Telefónica
2 Claro
(Formerly TIM)
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1900 MHz LTE
11.9[69] (Q3 2012) América Móvil (100%)
3 Entel
(Formerly Nextel)
iDEN
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
1700 MHz LTE
1.3[69] (Q3 2012) Entel (Chile)
4 Bitel GSM-1900
UMTS
Not Yet available Viettel Mobile

Puerto Rico & United States Virgin Islands[edit]

These U.S. territories have 3 million subscribers in total, or an 84% penetration rate.[70] (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 GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700/1700 MHz LTE
1.5[71] (May 2013) AT&T
2 Claro CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1x, CDMA2000 EV-DO
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700 MHz LTE
1.4[72][timeframe?] América Móvil (100%)
4 T-Mobile UMA
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
AWS UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
? Deutsche Telekom
4 Sprint CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1900 MHz LTE
? SoftBank Corporation (78%)
5 Open Mobile CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.265[73] (Dec 2009) M/C Venture Partners and Columbia Capital
Mobile virtual network operators
6 TracFone Wireless
•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
UMTS
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
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
UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless
2 Digicel GSM 900/1800 (EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 LIME GSM-850 (GPRS) 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.[74] (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 (GPRS, EDGE)
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 UNIQA GSM-900 MHz
UMTS, HSDPA
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)
UMTS, HSPA+
1.005[9] (March 2007) TSTT, Cable & Wireless (49%), Government of Trinidad and Tobago (51%)
2 Digicel GSM-850/1900 (EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
0.5[75] (March 2007) Digicel

Turks and Caicos Islands[edit]

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Islandcom Wireless
(Islandcom Telecommunications)
CDMA2000 1x
GSM
850 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Atlantic Tele-Network, BTC
2 Digicel GSM-900/1800 (GPRS, EDGE)
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
Not Yet Available Digicel
3 LIME GSM-850
UMTS
Not Yet Available Cable & Wireless

United States[edit]

The country has 335.65 million subscribers in total, or a 104% penetration rate.[76] (December 2013)

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
700/1700 MHz LTE
123.5[77] (August 2014)
Verizon Communications
2 AT&T Mobility
•Includes Cricket Wireless
AT&T
GSM-850/1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700/1700/1900 MHz LTE
Cricket Wireless
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, 1x Advanced, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1700 MHz LTE
116.6 [77] (August 2014) 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
800/1900 MHz FD-LTE, 2500 MHz TD-LTE
54.3[77] (August 2014) SoftBank Corporation (80%)
4 T-Mobile US
•Includes MetroPCS and GoSmart Mobile
T-Mobile
GSM-1900 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz/AWS UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA, HSPA+
700/1700 MHz LTE
MetroPCS
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1700/1900 MHz LTE
50.5[77] (August 2014) Deutsche Telekom (74%)
5 U.S. Cellular CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700/850 MHz LTE
4.65[78] (August 2014) Telephone and Data Systems (82%)
6 C Spire Wireless CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1700/1900 MHz LTE
1.0005[79] (Aug 2013) Telapex, Inc. (Cellular South)
7 nTelos
•Includes Frawg
CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
1900 MHz LTE
0.454[80] (June 2013) nTelos Holdings Corp.
8 Cincinnati Bell Wireless 1900 MHz GSM (GPRS, EDGE)
AWS HSPA, HSPA+
0.445[81] (June 2013) Cincinnati Bell, Inc.
9 Cellcom CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.3005[82] (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[83][84] (June 2013) General Communication, Inc. (67%)
Alaska Communications Systems Group, Inc. (33%)
11 SouthernLINC iDEN, WiDEN 0.150[85] (Mar 2013) Southern Company
12 Bluegrass Cellular CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.130[86] (May 2005) Bluegrass Cellular, Inc,
13 Appalachian Wireless CdmaOne
CDMA2000 1xRTT, EV-DO Rev 0, Rev A
700 MHz LTE
0.100 [87] (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.[88]
  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.[89] (Dec 2011)

Rank Operator Technology Subscribers
(in millions)
Ownership
1 Antel 1800 MHz GSM
2100 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
2.246[90] (Jun 2012) State-owned
2 Movistar 850/1900 MHz GSM
850/1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1900 MHz LTE
1.808[90] (Jun 2012) Telefónica
3 Claro 1900 MHz GSM
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+
1700 MHz LTE
0.771[90] (Jun 2012) América Móvil

Venezuela[edit]

The country has 26.673 million subscribers in total, or a 96.0% penetration rate.[91] (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 Rev. 0
GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSDPA
13.047[92] (March 2008) CANTV
2 Movistar GSM-850 (GPRS, EDGE)
1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA, HSPA+
11.562[43] (Sept 2008) Telefónica
3 Digitel GSM GSM-900 (GPRS, EDGE)
900 MHz UMTS HSDPA HSUPA HSPA+,
1800 MHz LTE
5.0[92] (Dec 2007) Telvenco

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