Cell phone penetration in Mexico reached 46% in 2005

Mexican telecom industry grew 21.5% in 2005, according to Cofetel. Growth in cellphone communications accounted for 71% of the industry’s growth in 2005. Mobile telephony continued its dynamism, reaching 47.5 mln users at the end of 2005 while traffic showed growth of 35% with respect to 2004. Around 46 people in 100 now use a cellphone in Mexico, compared with just 14 in 100 in 2000. In 2004, the telecom industry as a whole grew 22.6%.