Telecommunications in Argentina

Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic in the southern portion of South America. Sharing the bulk of the Southern Cone with its neighbor Chile to the west, the country is also bordered by Bolivia and Paraguay to the north, Brazil to the northeast, Uruguay and the South Atlantic Ocean to the east, and the Drake Passage to the south.

Mobile broadband penetration is close to the regional average and noticeably ahead of the global level. 3G technology was launched in 2007, and 4G LTE became available in 2014. Argentina’s LTE adoption rates were the fastest growing in Latin America during the first six months after the launch, with approximately six new users per minute. According to latest ITU data (June 2018) mobile coverage reaches 95% of the population, and 4G LTE accessible by 85% of Argentinians.

The Americas
South America
Government Policy
Ministerio de Modernización
ITU Region
Spectrum Regulator
Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones ENACOM
Argentina world map

ITU Analysis

Argentina fosters one of the most dynamic mobile markets in the Americas, with above-average penetration rates and competitive pricing, not only at the regional level, but globally. The country has advanced telecommunications infrastructure and boasts a higher-than-average ratio of individuals using the Internet. Its current challenges revolve around improving broadband speed and extending the service reach to the more remote areas.

Argentina’s approach to the telecommunications sector is multifaceted, employing national plans that focus on both infrastructure development and computer literacy, but also allowing for and incentivising competition in the different market segments.

Mobile Network Operators

AMX Argentina, S.A., a mobile network operator, provides wireless telecommunication services through its Claro brand (previously known as CTI Móvil). It offers wireless, fixed- line voice, broadband, and Pay TV services and products.
3G: Active
4G: Active
Movistar Argentina is the mobile telephone unit of Telefónica Argentina, the Telefónica Group subsidiary operating in Argentina.
3G: Active
4G: Active
Telecom Personal S.A. provides mobile telephony services to individuals and companies in Argentina and Paraguay. Telecom Personal S.A. was founded in 1994 and is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
3G: Active
4G: Active

Wireless Network Operators

Companies in this section may operate regional mobile networks, IoT / LPWA networks, or data-only wireless networks.

DirecTV is a satellite television and internet services provider operating in Argentina. The company was founded in 2000 as SKY Argentina, until its acquisition by US media giant AT&T (then DirecTV) in 2005 (via holdings in DirecTV Latin Ameria).
4G: Active
VeloCom Argentina SA, trading as Velocom, is a wireless internet service provider also operating Argentina's Sigfox IoT network. Founded in 1998, the company is based in Buenos Aires and is a subsidiary of Grupo DATCO.
Data Service: Sigfox UNB
YEAP! is a LoRaWAN network operator in Argentina that enables the Internet of Things and offers customized software solutions for companies and governments to improve their profitability and efficiency.
Data Service: LoRa