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DTH increases Brazil domination

October 29, 2012

By Chris Forrester

Official statistics out of Brazil show that DTH signals continue to grow rapidly, and added more than 3.5 million new subscribers over the past year. September’s net growth topped 277,000 new subs, according to Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL), and taking the nation’s DTH total (to September 30) to 15.1 million, and representing a 59.5 per cent share. A year ago the share stood at 52.7 per cent.

Brazil’s cable operators are also growing, up 53,200 subs, but at a slower rate, while MMDS distribution declines further and saw a 4 per cent fall (6,900 subs) in September.

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