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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The number of active cell lines in Brazil fell by 5.38 percent in January, compared to the same month last year, according to the National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL). Compared to December of 2016, the decrease was of 0.27 percent.

Due to the dismal economic situation, paid-TV subscriptions also fell during the same period by almost two percent.

For ANATEL the decline in the number of mobile phone lines is a consequence of the reduction of the interconnection tariff, the amount charged by companies for the connection between . . .

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