Brazil surpassed 205 million mobile telephony subscribers in January, according to the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). There were 2.2 million new additions during the month, taking the country to a penetration rate of 105.74 percent. Of the total base, some 168 million users were prepaid (82.32 percent) and 36 million postpaid (17.68 percent). There are now about 22.5 million internet users on 3G networks, of which 6.4 million use phones and 6.09 million modems.
In January, 1.85 million new 3G mobile phones were added. Vivo remains the operator with the largest number of customers, at around 60.8 million (29.6 percent market share), followed by Claro with 52.2 million (25.4 percent), TIM with 51.8 million (25.2 percent), and Oi with 39.5 million (19.2 percent).