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%).