Fortumo Expands in Central America
Starting this week, Fortumo payments are available for over 25 million mobile users in two Central American countries – Guatemala and Costa Rica.
Costa Rica ranks first in many respects: not only has it been entitled the world’s greenest and happiest country according to the Happy Planet Index, but it also has the region’s most advanced telecom market.
Mobile penetration is over 101% with a total of 4.4 mln mobile service susbcribers. The state telecom ICE holds 93% of the market. According to a recent study, 35% of mobile phone users have access to mobile Internet and their number is growing rapidly due to the introduction of attractive flat rate high-speed Internet plans.
The country boasts the region’s leading broadband market and Internet penetration of 43.7% - more than 10% above the Central American average.
Guatemala reached 21 million mobile users at the end of 2011. Its high mobile penetration of 94.4% largely results from gaps in the country’s fixed line infrastructure. For the same reason, mobile Internet is becoming an important alternative to meet Guatemala’s growing broadband demand.
Launch your service in Central America today and stay tuned to our updates – more good news are to follow soon!