Approximately 135,000 subscribers use 3G services in Argentina, reveals BNamericas quoting local newspaper El Cronista. Telecom Personal's innovation and services manager told the paper that the cellco has approximately 75,000 3G users on its books, up from 20,000 at the end of 2007. Rival operator Claro has 50,000 active 3G customers, of which 30,000 access the network via modems or PC cards. Movistar is said to have 10,000 3G subscribers. All three companies launched next generation services in 2007, and the relatively poor take-up has been attributed to lack of coverage.