Claro Colombia


Claro Colombia
TypeSubsidiary of América Móvil
FoundedBogotá, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin, Colombia (1996)
HeadquartersBogotá, Colombia
Key people
Carlos Slim Helu
Productstelephone, mobile telephone, internet, digital television
ParentAmérica Móvil

Claro Colombia is a Colombian telecommunications operator, owned by Mexican group América Móvil. Claro is the largest provider of mobile phone services in the country – as of December 2011, 28,818,791 of Colombia's 46,200,421 mobile phone subscribers (62.38%) were with Claro's predecessor, Comcel.[1]

The company was formed on June 26, 2012 from the merger of Comcel, previously Colombia's largest mobile phone operator, and the smaller Telmex, also owned by América Móvil. The unified company's name was changed to Claro in keeping with its other operations in Latin America.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Boletín trimestral de las TIC – Cifras cuarto trimestre de 2011, Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies" [Quarterly ICT Bulletin - Figures for the fourth quarter of 2011, Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies] (PDF) (in Spanish). Retrieved July 17, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Ramírez, Fabián (June 26, 2012). "Comcel y Telmex oficializan su unión y ahora son Claro" [Comcel and Telmex make their union official and are now Claro]. El País (in Spanish). Cali, Colombia. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  3. ^ "Telmex y Comcel ahora están bajo la marca Claro" [Telmex and Comcel are now under the brand Claro]. El Tiempo (in Spanish). Bogotá, Colombia. June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012.

External links

  • Claro Colombia website
  • América Móvil website