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Mobile Market in Brazil: subscribers reach 245.2 million mobile phones

The number of active lines in mobile telephony in Brazil reached nearly 245.2 million, according to the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel announced recently. The absolute number of new qualifications 2.9 million is the largest recorded in the month of January in the last 13 years and represents an increase of 1.22% compared to December 2011 […]

The number of  active lines in mobile telephony in Brazil reached nearly 245.2 million, according to the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel announced recently. Thus, the “teledensity” in the country reached 125.29 accesses per 100 inhabitants. The absolute number of new qualifications 2.9 million is the largest recorded in the month of January in the last 13 years and represents an increase of 1.22% compared to December 2011, according to Anatel.

The lines with mobile broadband third generation (3G) totaled 50.8 million accesses, a growth of 23.45% compared to December 2011 (41.1 million).

Of all accesses into operation in January 2012, 200.7 million were prepaid (81.86%) and 44.5 million postpaid (18.14%). In December 2011, there were 198.2 million of prepaid accesses (81.81%) and 44 million postpaid (18.19%).

On the market share of operators in Brazil, Vivo as leader follows with 29.73% share. Tim was second with 26.56%, followed by Claro with 24.78%. Oi took fourth with 18.62%

via G1 – Brazil reached 245.2 million mobile phones, says Anatel – Technology News and Games.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Director of Design Strategy at SAP and lecturer of Project Management for UX at the M.Sc. Usability Engineering at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences .

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

Itamar holds a MA in Design Practice from Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), for which he received a Distinction Award for his thesis Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments.

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