Metric: Brazilian wireless subscribers up 37.5%

According to a recent report by Anatel, the Brazilian wireless market has surged 21.8 percent since the beginning of the year. Subscriber numbers are up 37.5 percent compared to the growth rates this time last year. Brazilian mobile phone companies claimed 14.3 million new subscribers in the first nine months of 2005, and the country's total subscriber base now tops 79.9 million consumers. Prepaid plans continue to beat out contractual plans with 81.1 percent of the total market as of September. Brazil is part of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) group of countries with the fastest expanding wireless markets.

For more on the Brazilian wireless market:
- turn your attention to this article from cellular-news