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SAO PAULO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Telefonica Brasil SA , Brazil's largest telecommunications company by revenue, reported a 16 percent drop in net income on Wednesday due to weak sales growth and rising debt-related costs.
Telefonica's third-quarter profit fell from a year earlier to 886 million reais ($233 million), missing an average estimate of 1.017 billion reais in a Reuters survey of analysts. ($1 = 3.799 Brazilian reais) (Reporting by Brad Haynes)