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Brazil had almost 241mn lines in service at end-October, down by more than 212,000 compared to August and 6.6mn fewer compared to October 2016, data from telecom regulator Anatel shows.
Of the total mobile lines in the country, 155mn were prepaid and 85.7mn postpaid, down 8.85% and up 10.9%, respectively, over the last 12 months.
In the last 12 months to October, 4G lines increased by 81.2%, which represents 42.7mn new accesses.
MVNO Datora added over 95,000 clients in the period (+97.3%), followed by Nextel (+4.0%), Porto Seguro (+44.9%) and Vivo (+1.6%). The other groups monitored by Anatel showed reductions in subscribers.