Brazilian SIM cards total 169m in November

18 Dec 2009

The number of registered SIM cards in Brazil passed 169.8 million last month, according to the country’s National Telecommunications Agency, or Anatel. In November, a total of 1.7 million net new additions were recorded, a 1% rise on the previous month, it said. Vivo Participacoes, a joint venture between Spain’s Telefonica and Portugal Telecom, led the market at the month-end with a 29.6% market share, ahead of Telmex-owned Telecom Americas (Claro) with 25.4%, and Telecom Italia’s TIM Brasil in third with 23.8%.