“Brazil registered 2.4 million new cell phones in August, reaching 189.4 million habitants, according to data divulged this Monday by Anatel (National Agency of Telecommunications).
According to statistics from the Agency, for each 100 Brazilians, 97.96% have a cell phone. In the first eight months of this year, 15.5 million people signed cell phone contracts, a little below the same period in 2009, when 17.4 million new cell phones hit the market.
From the total number, 82.2% are prepaid. Vivo continues as the leader of the market with 30.2%. Claro comes in second with 25.4%. Time represents 24.3% of the sector and Oi, 19.7%. The predominant technology in Brazilian cell phones is GSM, present in 88.3% of the cell phones.” – Source (in PT)