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Brazil mobile base up 1.06% to 217.3m in June

28 Jul 2011

The total number of mobile phones in Brazil rose to 217.3 million at the end of June, up 1.06% on the previous month, according to data published by the national telecoms regulator Anatel. The watchdog added that a total of 2.5 million net new subscriptions were added last month, compared with 2.3 million in May, although in June Anatel noted there was a fall in cancellations for existing users, when compared with May.

Vivo Participacoes, controlled by Spain’s Telefonica, maintained its market leadership at end-June with a 29.47% share, ahead of America Movil’s Telecom Americas (Claro) unit and Telecom Italia-backed TIM Participacoes – each with 25.55%. Fourth place was taken by Tele Norte Leste Participacoes (Oi) with a 19.1% share at end-June.

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