By the first quarter of 2016, 82 percent of the country’s territory had access to a mobile network coverage, mostly in urban areas. However, Tigo, Telefónica, Claro and Digicel are investing in infrastructure to increase their network coverage in rural areas. Mobile users are increasing the use of data and Internet speed requirements, urging the mobile companies to increase the network coverage and speed connection.
Currently, according to International Telecommunications Union (ITU), El Salvador is the country that has least advanced in the implementation of LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology or 4G. It is the only country in Central America and in Latin America only Cuba has the same level of advancement.