Brazilian VoIP operator Tellfree says it hopes to have signed up 60,000 customers by the end of this year, up from the 2,000 to 3,000 customers it has today, according to BNamericas quoting Tellfree commercial manager Fabio Henrique Sulzbacher. The start-up is hoping to take advantage of a recent decision by the regulator Anatel allowing it to connect its VoIP services with other networks. The authorisation permits the company to offer IP telephony services to both fixed line and mobile phones. Tellfree Brasil is based in São Paulo and has points of presence in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Porto Alegre. It has coverage of 49 cities in Brazil, but aims to increase this to 165 by end-2006.