06/21/2017

3G: 3rd Cellular Generation in Brazil

 

In this page: Readers can keep track of the evolution of cities and population covered by 3G technology in Brazil.


Cities covered with 3G technology (WCDMA) in Brazil

 

Operator 2014 2015 2016 Apr/17 May/17
Vivo1
3,289 3,538 3,652 3,701 3,709
Claro1 1,768 2,332 3,083 3,232 3,251
Tim1 1,336 1,741 2,833 2,886 2,902
Oi* 1,104 1,197 1,198 1,198 1,198
Algar* 35 35 87 87 87
Sercomtel* 2 2 2 2 2
Nextel* 410 410 410 410 410
Total 3,904 4,429 4,985 5,019 5,029
% of covered cities 70.1% 79.5% 89.5% 90.1% 90.3%

Source: 1 Operators * Operators' websites

Note: Data were collected from 06/Apr tp 10/Apr. The data in operators websites may vary according to the each company.

 

 

 

Population covered with 3G technology (WCDMA) in Brazil

 

Operator 2014 2015 2016 Apr/17 May/17
Vivo
87.6% 88.8% 89.7% 90.2% 90.3%
Claro 77.0% 82.5% 88.8% 89.9% 90.0%
Tim 72.3% 75.2% 83.9% 84.5% 84.7%
Oi (with BrT) 71.1% 72.2% 72.2% 72.2% 72.2%
Algar 1.3% 1.3% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%
Sercomtel 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Nextel 47.2% 47.2% 47.2% 47.2% 47.2%
Total 92.5% 95.0% 98.2% 98.3% 98.4%

* Claro didn't update the number of covered cities

 

 

Cities covered by 3G technology (WCDMA) in Brazil - May/17

 

Operators
Cities
% Cities Population % Population
Have no coverage
541 9.7% 3,350,985 1.6%
1 1,740 31.2% 16,086,142 7.8%
2 1,334 23.9% 20,852,871 10.1%
3 1,001 18.0% 22,228,277 10.8%
4 626 11.2% 47,937,714 23.3%
5 324 5.8% 94,066,738 45.6%
6 4 0.1% 1,591,340 0.8%
Total 5,029 90.3% 202,763,082 98.4%

 

 

 

Cities covered with 3G technology (WCDMA) by state in May/17

 

Cities Vivo Claro TIM Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
Acre 11 22 3 3 - - -
Alagoas 67 52 63 19 - - -
Amazonas 27 50 7 3 - - 1
Amapá 7 12 3 3 - - 1
Bahia 280 396 145 70 - - 11
Ceará 85 130 121 37 - - 3
Brasília 1 1 1 1 - - -
Espírito Santo 78 30 52 20 - - 6
Goiás 108 104 66 40 6 - 7
Maranhão 63 204 77 82 - - -
Minas Gerais 726 364 382 168 57 - 12
Mato Grosso do Sul 49 29 32 15 1 - -
Mato Grosso 67 36 29 23 - - -
Pará 97 121 53 30 - - 2
Paraíba 91 64 111 14 - - 1
Pernambuco 143 129 132 39 - - 11
Piauí 93 55 38 16 - - 1
Paraná 232 180 396 92 - 2 23
Rio de Janeiro 92 82 73 61 - - 53
Rio Grande do Norte 52 55 87 23 - - 1
Rondônia 22 51 11 7 - - -
Roraima 5 14 3 1 - - 1
Rio Grande do Sul 401 266 135 96 - - 28
Santa Catarina 169 116 286 68 - - 22
Sergipe 75 43 25 9 - - 1
São Paulo 645 510 548 251 23 - 225
Tocantins 23 135 23 7 - - -
Total 3,709 3,251 2,902 1,198 87 2 410

 

 

 

3G Coverage (WCDMA) by SMC Region in May/17

 

 

 

Region Cities % Cities Population % Population
1 and 2 São Paulo (Capital) and (interor) 645 100.0% 44,749,699 100.0%
3 Rio de Janeiro/Espírito Santo 170 100.0% 20,609,693 100.0%
4 Minas Gerais 772 90.5% 20,425,216 97.3%
5 Paraná/Santa Catarina 691 99.1% 18,141,218 99.8%
6 Rio Grande do Sul 431 87.2% 11,100,274 98.5%
7 Middle-West 513 75.4% 18,717,145 94.5%
8 North 451 99.3% 20,427,982 99.4%
9 Bahia/Sergipe 492 100.0% 17,542,345 100.0%
10 Northeast 864 79.6% 31,049,510 95.8%
Total 5,029 90.3% 202,763,082 98.4%

 

 

3G Coverage (WCDMA) by City in May/17

 

Population in million inhabitants

SMC Vivo Claro Tim Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 and 2 645 509 544 251 23 - 225
3 170 112 124 81 - - 59
4 722 348 367 168 57 - 12
5 400 268 672 161 - 2 45
6 400 259 133 95 - - 28
7 258 378 161 96 7 - 7
8 194 398 142 119 - - 5
9 355 398 166 79 - - 12
10 508 472 524 148 - - 17
Total 3,652 3,142 2,833 1,198 87 2 410

 

 

Percentage of 3G Coverage (WCDMA) by population in Jan/17

 

SMC Vivo Claro Tim Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 and 2 100.0% 97.9% 98.6% 88.7% 1.9% - 87.1%
3 100.0% 94.9% 96.6% 91.9% - - 84.9%
4 94.6% 80.1% 83.2% 64.2% 10.4% - 27.4%
5 88.5% 85.1% 99.2% 73.0% - 3.1% 43.6%
6 97.2% 90.4% 73.8% 74.9% - - 41.5%
7 83.2% 85.1% 71.6% 68.4% 0.9% - 13.2%
8 73.9% 94.8% 65.3% 61.4% - - 23.6%
9 90.3% 95.4% 67.6% 57.3% - - 29.6%
10 81.1% 82.3% 84.0% 58.3% - - 30.3%
Total 90.3% 90.0% 84.7% 72.2% 1.5% 0.3% 47.2%

 

 

 

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