According to local newspapers, Brazilian mobile phone exports increased by 313% to USD1.12 billion in the year to the end of June 2005, with 2006 exports expected to hit USD2 billion. Nokia, Motorola and Siemens have all increased their production capacity in the country, to meet strong domestic and export demand.
In a separate story, regulator Anatel has received a petition against the monthly tariff fixed line operators charge customers. The petition had 105,000 signatures, which were all collected in the northern state of Bahia. Fixed line telcos have so far refused to end the monthly fee, which makes up around 25% of their revenues.