Argentina - Mobile Market - Background Report

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Last updated: 14 Apr 2011 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 13

Analyst: Lucia Bibolini


The first company to offer mobile telephony in Argentina was Movicom BellSouth (later merged into Movistar), in 1989. It was followed in 1993 by Miniphone (a joint venture between Telefónica de Argentina and Telecom Argentina), and in 1994 by CTI Móvil (now Claro). The two factors that were most crucial to the growth of mobile markets in Argentina were the introduction of the Calling Party Pays (CPP) system in 1997 and of prepaid plans in 1998. During the devastating economic recession of 2000-2002, mobile telephony suffered a serious setback, and the number of subscribers decreased. The market began to recover in 2003, especially during the last three months of the year. This report provides background information for the more regularly updated Argentina - Mobile Market - Overview, Statistics and Forecasts. As such, it covers details on the history and development of Argentina’s mobile market that are absent from the more up-to-date report, but it does not contain forecasts or statistics.

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