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 Wednesday, May 21, 2008

According to data published by the Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel, the country had 128 million active mobile lines at the end of April 2008. of the total, 80.9% were pre-paid and 19.1% on monthly contracts. A net new 1.9 million lines were added in April, up 1.54% on the previous month and 22.5% up on April 2007, lifting cellular penetration to 66.84 active mobile lines per 100 inhabitants, the watchdog said. BNamericas reports that the highest mobile teledensity was recorded in Distrito Federal with 123 active lines per 100 inhabitants, followed by the Rio de Janeiro state, with 83.3 lines, and the Mato Grosso do Sul state with 81.3 lines.

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Source: TeleGeography