Brazil: More cell phones than people


A client buys a new mobile phone in Sao Paulo.



Brazilians are renowned for their tech savvy, and in the last few months they’ve lived up to their reputation. Some 4.6 million new cell phone lines were created in January and February, which the country’s telecommunications agency says is the biggest increase in the last 11 years. And it brings the total number of cell phone subscribers to 207.5 million—17 million more lines than the country has people.