The Supervisory Body for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Osiptel) reported that 462,888 mobile lines changed their operating company in July this year. This figure is 6% higher than that registered in June (436,707 lines). However, it meant a decline of 7.26% compared to what was reported in July 2021.
According to the agency, the growth was mainly driven by the increase in ports in the postpaid segment (control and postpaid), which rose by 8.39% and reached 306,362 lines.
Due to the above, the postpaid segment represented 66.18% of the total lines that changed operating company in the seventh month of the year.
Lines gained and lost by operating company
According to Osiptel, in July, companies Entel, Claro and Suma Móvil obtained a positive net balance (the difference between lines gained and lost). Entel led the positive balance this month with 19,328 net mobile lines ported, followed by Claro with 8,244 and Suma Móvil with 5 net mobile lines ported, respectively.
For its part, Bitel had a negative net balance and lost -25,324 lines, followed by Telefónica (-1,838), Flash (-2.65) and Guinea Mobile (-1.50).
Fixed portability grew compared to June
Regarding fixed portability, 1,789 fixed lines changed operator in July 2022, which meant a decrease of 37.93% compared to the same month of 2021; however, there was an improvement of 5.92% in relation to June of this year.
The operating companies Claro, Netline and Fravatel were the ones that achieved the greatest positive net balance with 1,132, 246 and 60 fixed lines, respectively. At the other extreme was Telefónica, with a negative net balance of 1,557 fixed lines.