Building the digital highways
In 2020, we continued to expand the Tigo cable network, passing more than 428,000 new HFC homes in 2020. Tigo added more than 277,000 new home customer relationships, 146,000 in Q3 and 103,000 in Q4, representing 8.0% growth compared with the same periods in 2019.
We kept many existing customers connected throughout the pandemic with our lifeline broadband offering. Home broadband adoption surged by more than 12.1% in the second half of the year, to 3.4 million subscribers.
Our network now passes more than 12 million homes in Latam, where Tigo Internet traffic increased by more than 50% in 2020. Our networks handled this surge during the pandemic and beyond with no ill effects on reliability or resiliency. As people continue working, attending school and consuming entertainment predominantly at home, we see sustained opportunities to build on this momentum