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World Cup fans use internet 7.6 million times

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Rio de Janeiro: Fans who attended the first 12 matches of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have connected to the internet through their cell phones 7.6 million times.

Telecommunication companies said they made a million calls from their mobile phones. They explained that this estimate is associated only with the first 12 matches, and included sending pictures via email and other mobile applications, reports EFE.

The process of sending pictures peak three hours before the kick-off and two hours after the final whistle.


The companies have put 3,724 cell towers in the 12 stadiums that host the World Cup games to guarantee good network.