02/20/2017

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 2013 2014 2015 Dec/16 Jan/17
Vivo1
3,137 3,289 3,538 3,652 3,652
Claro1 1,374 1,768 2,332 3,083 3,142
Tim1 1,000 1,336 1,741 2,833 2,833
Oi* 951 1,104 1,197 1,198 1,198
Algar* 32 35 35 87 87
Sercomtel* 2 2 2 2 2
Nextel* 91 410 410 410 410
Total 3,517 3,904 4,429 4,985 4,988
% of covered cities 63.8% 70.1% 79.5% 89.5% 89.6%

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 2013 2014 2015 Dec/16 Jan/17
Vivo
86.8% 87.6% 88.8% 89.7% 89.7%
Claro 72.4% 77.0% 82.5% 88.8% 89.2%
Tim 70.4% 72.3% 75.2% 83.9% 83.9%
Oi (with BrT) 68.5% 71.1% 72.2% 72.2% 72.2%
Algar 1.2% 1.3% 1.3% 1.5% 1.5%
Sercomtel 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3% 0.3%
Nextel 13.4% 47.2% 47.2% 47.2% 47.2%
Total 90.3% 92.5% 95.0% 98.2% 98.2%

* Claro didn't update the number of covered cities

 

 

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

 

Operators
Cities
% Cities Population % Population
Have no coverage
582 10.4% 3,668,635 1.8%
1 1,797 32.3% 17,655,791 8.6%
2 1,305 23.4% 20,392,661 9.9%
3 956 17.2% 21,339,555 10.4%
4 605 10.9% 47,555,243 23.1%
5 321 5.8% 93,910,842 45.6%
6 4 0.1% 1,591,340 0.8%
Total 4,988 89.6% 202,445,432 98.2%

 

 

 

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

 

Cities Vivo Claro TIM Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
Acre 5 22 3 3 - - -
Alagoas 65 49 61 19 - - -
Amazonas 26 50 7 3 - - 1
Amapá 7 11 3 3 - - 1
Bahia 280 355 143 70 - - 11
Ceará 81 129 110 37 - - 3
Brasília 1 1 1 1 - - -
Espírito Santo 78 30 51 20 - - 6
Goiás 97 104 66 40 6 - 7
Maranhão 61 202 76 82 - - -
Minas Gerais 722 348 367 168 57 - 12
Mato Grosso do Sul 48 29 32 15 1 - -
Mato Grosso 64 36 27 23 - - -
Pará 95 121 53 30 - - 2
Paraíba 83 64 109 14 - - 1
Pernambuco 140 125 123 39 - - 11
Piauí 90 51 37 16 - - 1
Paraná 232 155 393 92 - 2 23
Rio de Janeiro 92 82 73 61 - - 53
Rio Grande do Norte 49 54 84 23 - - 1
Rondônia 22 51 9 7 - - -
Roraima 5 14 3 1 - - 1
Rio Grande do Sul 401 261 134 96 - - 28
Santa Catarina 167 111 278 68 - - 22
Sergipe 75 43 23 9 - - 1
São Paulo 645 509 544 251 23 - 225
Tocantins 21 135 23 7 - - -
Total 3,652 3,142 2,833 1,198 87 2 410

 

 

 

3G Coverage (WCDMA) by SMC Region in Jan/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 768 90.0% 20,380,040 97.1%
5 Paraná/Santa Catarina 688 98.7% 18,126,597 99.7%
6 Rio Grande do Sul 428 86.6% 11,089,804 98.4%
7 Middle-West 506 74.4% 18,659,128 94.2%
8 North 449 98.9% 20,404,438 99.3%
9 Bahia/Sergipe 492 100.0% 17,542,345 100.0%
10 Northeast 842 77.6% 30,883,688 95.3%
Total 4,988 89.6% 202,445,432 98.2%

 

 

3G Coverage (WCDMA) by City in Jan/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% 98.3% 88.7% 1.9% - 87.1%
3 100.0% 94.9% 96.4% 91.9% - - 84.9%
4 94.2% 78.8% 82.2% 64.2% 10.4% - 27.4%
5 88.4% 83.0% 98.6% 73.0% - 3.1% 43.6%
6 97.2% 90.2% 73.6% 74.9% - - 41.5%
7 80.7% 85.1% 71.1% 68.4% 0.9% - 13.2%
8 73.1% 94.6% 65.2% 61.4% - - 23.6%
9 90.3% 90.8% 67.0% 57.3% - - 29.6%
10 80.0% 81.8% 81.4% 58.3% - - 30.3%
Total 89.7% 89.2% 83.9% 72.2% 1.5% 0.3% 47.2%

 

 

 

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