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 Tuesday, 22 December 2009

The number of cell phones in this nation of more than 192 million people reached 169.8 million last month, the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, or Anatel, said Thursday.Some 1.7 million people acquired cell phones in Brazil in November, marking a 1 percent rise in sales compared to October, Anatel said.

The biggest subscriber growth - 29.6 percent - was registered by Vivo, a joint venture between Spain's Telefonica and Portugal Telecom.Claro, which is controlled by Telmex, ranked second, reporting growth of 25.4 percent, followed by TIM, a unit of Telecom Italia, with 23.8 percent.

Source: Cellular News