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Rush To Prepare For World Cup Leaves Gaps In Brazil's Cell Phone Network

04 / 24 / 14

The final of last year's Confederations Cup may have been a 3-0 victory for Brazil's national team, but it was "a bad omen for its cellphone network" at Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium, according to Haynes & Bruno of REUTERS. Despite "costly investments" and another year to prepare for ...

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