Latin America attracts many voice traffic terminators because there is still a small competition in this business niche. In addition, the telecommunications sector is well developed in the region. Uruguay is no exception as mobile penetration reached 156% there, with a population of 3.45 million. This number of connections (more than 5.39 million) opens up wide opportunities for profitable termination of GSM traffic.
In Uruguay, there is a rather high standard of living. The country ranks first in Latin America on the index of world prosperity. Thanks to foreign investments, the local telecommunications market is actively developing. In terms of mobile penetration, the country ranks second in the region after Panama.
The leader in the mobile communications sector in Uruguay is the state operator Antel, which has about 2.9 million subscribers. The second in terms of market coverage is Movistar (1.73 million connections), and the third place is occupied by Claro (about 0.8 million connections). SIM-cards are sold both in shops and in street kiosks. According to the law, prepaid subscriber numbers must be registered, but in fact, it is possible to purchase starter packages without presenting documents.
Prices for new SIM-cards vary from $1.4 to $2.2. At the same time, operators offer repaid customers a variety of bonuses when buying a starter package. The standard tariff for outgoing calls is $0.24 per minute, which is quite expensive with an average of $0.07 per minute. But local GSM operators offer a lot of advantageous packages, within which one minute of the call will cost you up to $0.007. When the hybertone goip gsm voip gateway runs for 5 hours a day, the terminator can earn over $300 via one channel in Uruguay.