Mobile ownership

In the first quarter of 2016 there were 9.4m mobile lines in operation. Of those, 0.9m had a postpaid plan and 8.5m were under a prepaid plan. Using the data access speed as a criterion, in the same quarter of 2016, there were 3,346,250 subscribers with low and medium speed and 2,152,551 with broadband speed. Up to 85 percent of the total Salvadoran population had mobile network coverage. Also, while in 2014 in El Salvador there were 8.8m mobile phones, in 2015 there were 9.2m, which means an increase of 4.5 percent. In 2014, 1.8m of those mobile phones were smartphones, which became 2.4m in 2015, an important 33 percent increase.