10/26/2017

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 Aug/17 Sep/17
Vivo1
3,289 3,538 3,652 3,974 3,984
Claro1 1,768 2,332 3,083 3,296 3,333
Tim1 1,336 1,741 2,833 2,926 2,926
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 5,091 5,098
% of covered cities 70.1% 79.5% 89.5% 91.4% 91.5%

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 Aug/17 Sep/17
Vivo
87.6% 88.8% 89.7% 92.2% 92.3%
Claro 77.0% 82.5% 88.8% 90.5% 90.8%
Tim 72.3% 75.2% 83.9% 85.1% 85.1%
Oi (with BrT) 71.1% 72.2% 72.2% 72.3% 72.3%
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% 98.7% 98.7%

* Claro didn't update the number of covered cities

 

 

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

 

Operators
Cities
% Cities Population % Population
Have no coverage
472 8.5% 2,692,375 1.3%
1 1,614 29.0% 14,084,781 6.8%
2 1,426 25.6% 21,372,528 10.3%
3 1,090 19.6% 24,126,038 11.6%
4 640 11.5% 48,949,166 23.6%
5 324 5.8% 94,829,411 45.7%
6 4 0.1% 1,606,630 0.8%
Total 5,098 91.5% 204,968,554 98.7%

 

 

 

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

 

Cities Vivo Claro TIM Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
Acre 13 22 3 3 - - -
Alagoas 92 52 65 19 - - -
Amazonas 27 53 8 3 - - 1
Amapá 7 12 3 3 - - 1
Bahia 281 417 148 70 - - 11
Ceará 123 130 125 37 - - 3
Brasília 1 1 1 1 - - -
Espírito Santo 78 31 52 20 - - 6
Goiás 128 108 66 40 6 - 7
Maranhão 63 213 79 82 - - -
Minas Gerais 743 382 385 168 57 - 12
Mato Grosso do Sul 59 30 32 15 1 - -
Mato Grosso 79 37 29 23 - - -
Pará 100 139 53 30 - - 2
Paraíba 127 64 111 14 - - 1
Pernambuco 167 129 135 39 - - 11
Piauí 131 55 39 16 - - 1
Paraná 238 182 396 92 - 2 23
Rio de Janeiro 92 83 73 61 - - 53
Rio Grande do Norte 78 56 87 23 - - 1
Rondônia 24 51 11 7 - - -
Roraima 5 14 3 1 - - 1
Rio Grande do Sul 406 267 135 96 - - 28
Santa Catarina 174 117 289 68 - - 22
Sergipe 75 43 25 9 - - 1
São Paulo 645 510 550 251 23 - 225
Tocantins 28 135 23 7 - - -
Total 3,984 3,333 2,926 1,198 87 2 410

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Region Cities % Cities Population % Population
1 and 2 São Paulo (Capital) and (interor) 645 100.0% 45,094,866 100.0%
3 Rio de Janeiro/Espírito Santo 170 100.0% 20,735,312 100.0%
4 Minas Gerais 780 91.4% 20,616,731 97.6%
5 Paraná/Santa Catarina 692 99.3% 18,317,720 99.9%
6 Rio Grande do Sul 433 87.7% 11,143,145 98.6%
7 Middle-West 549 80.7% 19,362,397 96.5%
8 North 451 99.3% 20,618,737 99.4%
9 Bahia/Sergipe 492 100.0% 17,632,563 100.0%
10 Northeast 886 81.7% 31,447,083 96.4%
Total 5,098 91.5% 204,968,554 98.7%

 

 

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

 

Population in million inhabitants

SMC Vivo Claro Tim Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 and 2 645 510 550 251 23 - 225
3 170 114 125 81 - - 59
4 743 382 385 168 57 - 12
5 413 301 686 161 - 2 45
6 405 265 134 95 - - 28
7 332 384 165 96 7 - 7
8 202 431 146 119 - - 5
9 356 460 173 79 - - 12
10 718 486 562 148 - - 17
Total 3,984 3,333 2,926 1,198 87 2 410

 

 

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

 

SMC Vivo Claro Tim Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 and 2 100.0% 97.9% 98.7% 88.7% 1.9% - 87.1%
3 100.0% 95.3% 96.6% 91.9% - - 84.9%
4 95.6% 80.9% 83.6% 64.2% 10.4% - 27.4%
5 89.5% 85.4% 99.4% 73.0% - 3.1% 43.6%
6 97.5% 90.5% 73.9% 74.9% - - 41.5%
7 87.1% 85.5% 71.7% 68.4% 0.9% - 13.2%
8 74.6% 97.5% 65.9% 61.4% - - 23.6%
9 90.4% 98.4% 68.7% 57.3% - - 29.6%
10 89.8% 82.3% 84.8% 58.3% - - 30.3%
Total 92.3% 90.8% 85.1% 72.2% 1.5% 0.3% 47.2%

 

 

 

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