Argentina ended the first half of 2009 with 49.2 million mobile lines in service, up 14% year-on-year, writes BNamericas citing the country’s national statistics bureau Indec. Mobile telephony traffic in June totalled 3.82 billion calls, representing a 30% increase compared to the same period a year earlier. Meanwhile, Indec also reports that Argentina’s fixed lines totalled 9.4 million at 30 June 2009, up 1% from a year earlier. Local fixed telephony traffic during the month fell 2.2% to 1.25 billion calls, while domestic long distance traffic rose 11.2% to reach 348 million calls. Public phones totaled 146,988, an increase of 10.7% compared to the same period a year earlier.