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Brazil Lost 6.7 Million Cell Phone Lines in Last Year

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Data released yesterday (July 2nd) by the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) shows that Brazil closed the month of May with 235.5 million cell lines. The total was 6.7 million lower than that recorded in May last year, according the national government news agency.

This marks several years of nominal declines following a major growth period booming in 2009, when Brazil’s domestic mobile phone market reached 154.5 million users making the country the fifth biggest mobile consumer in the world behind China, America, India and Russia at the . . .

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