According to telecoms regulator Anatel, the total number of mobile subscribers in Brazil reached 78.9 million at the end of August, an increase of 2.3 million in a month, and equating to a penetration rate of 43%. Brasilcel (Vivo) claimed 36.5% of the market, down from 37.3% the previous month, while TIM Brasil took 22.8%, up from 22.4%, and América Móvil (Claro) saw its share remain unchanged at 21.7%. Telemar subsidiary Oi claimed 11% of the market and Brasil Telecom GSM took 2.1%; the latter said it hopes to secure 7% of the central and southern regional market by the end of 2005. Sister companies Telemig and Amazonia cellular claimed a joint share of 5.4% with CTBC taking 0.44%. In terms of technology, GSM subscribers accounted for 46.9%, CDMA 28.6% and TDMA 24%.