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Brazil's mobile phone subscriptions increased to 224 million in August, up 1.67% from July, according to figures released over the weekend by telecommunications regulator Anatel.
New subscriptions in August totaled 3.7 million.
Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo SA (VIV), or Vivo, maintained market leadership in August, with a 29.54% share. Vivo is controlled by Spain's Telefonica SA (TEF).
Claro, the local unit of Mexico's America Movil SA (AMX.MX), was in second place with a 25.36% market share, followed by TIM Participacoes SA (TCSL4.BR) with a 25% share. TIM is the local unit of Telecom Italia SpA (TIT.MI).
In fourth-place, mobile-phone operator Tele Norte Leste SA (TNE, TNLP4.BR), or Oi, with a 18.78% share.
-By Rogerio Jelmayer, Dow Jones Newswires; 55-11-3544-7071; firstname.lastname@example.org