04/06/2014

3G: 3rd Cellular Generation in Brazil

 

This page:Keeps track of the evolution in the number of 3G cellulars in Brazil, and suppliers of 3G networks.


Brazil has 110.2 million 3G mobile accesses in Feb/14

 

Brazil ended January counting 106.4 million mobile broadband accesses, being:

  • 101.4 million via 3G handsest (WCDMA);
  • 7.0 million broadband terminals (in most of the modens) and
  • 1.8 million via 4G handsets (LTE).

40.4% of the cell phones in Brazil are mobile broadband accesses.

 

Claro is market share leader in accesses via handsets WCDMA and in M2M terminals*. Vivo leads in broadband data terminals.

 

Anatel considers as mobile broadband the WCDMA and LTE accesses plus broadband data terminals.

 

* M2M data terminals aren't classified as mobile broadband accesses by Anatel.

 

 

3G Mobile Accesses in Brazil

 

thousands 1Q13 2Q13 3Q13 4Q13 Jan/14 Feb/14
3G accesses by handsets (WCDMA)
61,303 70,160 80,719 94,764 97,839 101,408
Broadband data terminals
6,943 7,064 7,042 7,034 6,990 6,958
M2M data terminals
7,193 7,600 8,034 8,297 8,378 8,482
Data terminals (3G and not 3G)
14,136 14,664 15,076 15,331 15,369 15,440
4G accesses by handsets ( LTE) 15 174 553 1,310 1,566 1,822
Mobile Broadband Total (Anatel)
68,261 77,398 88,314 103,108 106,396 110,188

*Estimated by Teleco.

NoteI: Anatel considers Mobile Broadband the number of WCDMA and LTE accesses plus broadband dada terminals.

Note II: The number of data terminals (3G and not 3G) is reached by adding broadband data terminals plus M2M data terminals.

 

 

Net adds (thousands) Feb/14
Accumulated in Janl/14
Accumulated in 12 months
3G accesses by handsets (WCDMA)
3,569 6,644 42,495
Broadband Data Terminals (32) (76) 188
M2M Data Terminals 104 186 1,400
Data terminals (3G and not 3G)
71 109 1,589
4G accesses by handsets ( LTE) 256 512 1,822
Mobile Broadband Total (Anatel)
3,792 7,080 44,505

 

 

Evolution of 3G cellular in Brazil

 

Millions 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1Q13 2Q13 3Q13 4Q13
3G cellulars
1,692 4,091 14,614 33,240 52,468 61,303 70,160 80,719 94,764
Data Terminals 800* 2,174* 3,014* 3,974* 6,718 6,943 7,064 7,042 7,034
4G accesses by handsets ( LTE) - - - - - 15 174 553 1,310
Total 3G 2,492 6,264 17,628 37,214 59,185 68,261 77,398 88,314 103,108

*Estimated by Teleco.

NoteI: Anatel considers Mobile Broadband the number of WCDMA and LTE accesses plus broadband dada terminals.

Note II: The number of data terminals (3G and not 3G) is reached by adding broadband data terminals plus M2M data terminals.

 

 

Mobile Broadband Average Speed in Brazil

 

Kbps
2009
2010 1Q11 2Q11 3Q11 4Q11 1Q12 2Q12 3Q12 4Q12 1Q13 2Q13 3Q13
Average Speed
576
769 767 873 873 857 1122 1128 1,217 1,205 1,100 1,300 1,400
Source: Akamai

 

 

3G Networks Kick Off

 

Operators Kick Off Frequencies
Vivo (Telemig)
Nov/07
850 MHz and 1900/2100 MHz
Claro
Nov/07
850 MHz and 1900/2100 MHz
CTBC
Apr/08
1900/2100 MHz
Tim
Apr/08
1900/2100 MHz
Brasil Telecom
Apr/08
1900/2100 MHz
Oi
May/08
1900/2100 MHz
Vivo
Sep/08
1900/2100 MHz
Sercomtel
Dec/08
850 MHz

 

 

3G Network Suppliers

 

The following table presents the 3G net suppliers for operators in Brazil.

 

Operator Core Access equipments
Vivo
Ericsson
Ericsson and Huawei
Tim
Ericsson
Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens and Huawei
Claro
Ericsson and Nokia-Siemens
Ericsson, Nokia-Siemens and Huawei
Oi
Nokia-Siemens
Nokia-Siemens and Huawei
BrT
Ericsson*
Ericsson and ZTE*
CTBC
Huawei
Huawei
Sercomtel
Huawei
Huawei

*With the acquisition of BrT by Oi, Ericsson and ZTE were replaced by Nokia-Siemens and Huawei.

 

 

 

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