Claro Colombia

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Claro Colombia
Subsidiary of América Móvil (NYSEAMX, BMVAMX, NASDAQAMOV)
Founded Bogotá, Barranquilla, Cali and Medellin, Colombia (1996)
Headquarters Bogotá, Colombia
Key people
Carlos Slim Helu
Products telephone, mobile telephone, internet, digital television
Parent América 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. (Spanish) "Boletín trimestral de las TIC – Cifras cuarto trimestre de 2011", Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies, February 2012, p.13. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
  2. Ramírez, Fabián (June 26, 2012). "Comcel y Telmex oficializan su unión y ahora son Claro". El País (in español). Cali, Colombia. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 
  3. "Telmex y Comcel ahora están bajo la marca Claro". El Tiempo (in español). Bogotá, Colombia. June 26, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2012. 

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