10/26/2017

4G: 4th Cellular Generation in Brazil

 

In this page: Monitors the evolution of cities and population covered by 4G technology (LTE) by each operator.


4G Coverage (Sep/17)

In Sep/16, TIM led 4G coverage counting 2,401 covered cities and 80.1% of covered population.

 

Cities covered by 4G: TIM (2,401), Vivo (1,919), Claro (1,251), Oi (284), Algar (14) and Nextel (10).

 

Population covered by 4G: TIM (81.1%), Vivo (75.7%), Claro (73.8%), Oi (55.1%), Nextel (5.1%) and Algar (1.0%).

 

 

 

Initinal coverage of 4G networks (Sep/17)

 

Covered Cities Population (%)
3.259 89,3%

Source: Operators

 

 

Cities covered with 4G technology in Brazil

 

Operator 2015 2016 Aug/17 Sep/17
TIM* 411 1,255 2.186 2.401
Vivo* 183 516 1.762 1.919
Claro* 187 598 1.221 1.251
Oi** 147 284 284 284
Algar** - 2 14 14
Nextel** 10 10 10 10
Total 469 1,526 3.039 3.259

Source: * Operators; ** Operator's web site,

 

 

Population covered with 4G technology in Brazil

 

Operator 2015 2016 Aug/17 Sep/17
TIM* 51.5% 66.6% 77,1% 80,1%
Claro* 48.0% 59.6% 74,1% 75,7%
Vivo* 46.6% 60.2% 72,4% 73,8%
Oi** 45.7% 55.1% 55,1% 55,1%
Algar** - 0.4% 1,0% 1,0%
Nextel** 5.1% 5.1% 5,1% 5,1%
Total 55.0% 71.3% 87,5% 89,3%

Source: * Operators; ** Operator's web site and ***Anatel.

 

 

Brazilian Cities Covered by 4G technology - Sep/17

 

Operators Cities % Cities Population % Population
Not Covered 2,311 41.5% 22,303,402 10.7%
1 1,629 29.2% 26,561,785 12.8%
2 941 16.9% 25,869,843 12.5%
3 402 7.2% 18,223,297 8.8%
4 273 4.9% 102,622,998 49.4%
5 14 0.3% 12,079,604 5.8%
6 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
Total Covered 3,259 58.5% 185,357,527 89.3%

 

 

Cities coverde by 4G technology in Sep/17

 

Cities TIM Vivo Claro Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
AC 3 8 3 1 - - -
AL 60 8 16 2 - - -
AM 7 12 12 2 - - -
AP 2 6 2 2 - - -
BA 114 134 61 16 - - -
CE 114 24 50 8 - - -
DF 1 1 1 1 - - -
ES 38 71 18 9 - - -
GO 59 62 41 9 1 - -
MA 46 35 60 9 - - -
MG 290 183 156 29 12 - -
MS 14 41 16 4 - - -
MT 20 38 22 4 - - -
PA 38 55 51 11 - - -
PB 112 11 14 4 - - -
PE 122 35 61 12 - - -
PI 31 9 11 2 - - -
PR 290 117 96 18 - - -
RJ 92 84 59 26 - - 10
RN 81 11 22 3 - - -
RO 10 13 11 2 - - -
RR 3 3 1 1 - - -
RS 89 277 91 18 - - -
SC 176 110 57 12 - - -
SE 16 40 21 2 - - -
SP 568 520 276 75 1 - -
TO 5 11 22 2 - - -
Brasil 2,401 1,919 1,251 284 14 - 10

 

 

4G coverage by SMC Region in Sep/17

 

 

 

Region Cities % Cities Population % Population
1 and 2 São Paulo Capital and SP Interior 600 93.0% 44,976,402 99.7%
3 Rio de Janeiro/Espírito Santo 164 96.5% 20,612,272 99.4%
4 Minas Gerais 385 45.1% 17,565,193 83.2%
5 Paraná/Santa Catarina 533 76.5% 17,528,463 95.6%
6 Rio Grande do Sul 309 62.6% 10,312,530 91.2%
7 Middle West 249 36.6% 16,405,349 81.8%
8 North 207 45.6% 15,965,707 76.9%
9 Bahia/Sergipe 242 49.2% 14,213,301 80.6%
10 Northeast 570 52.5% 27,778,310 85.2%
Total 3,259 58.5% 185,357,527 89.3%

 

 

4G coverage by city in Sep/17

 

SMC TIM Vivo Claro Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 e 2 568 520 276 75 1 - -
3 130 155 77 35 - - 10
4 290 183 156 29 12 - -
5 467 228 154 30 - - -
6 88 276 90 18 - - -
7 112 174 116 23 1 - -
8 96 111 126 25 - - -
9 130 174 82 18 - - -
10 520 98 174 31 - - -
Total 2,401 1,919 1,251 284 14 - 10

 

 

Percentage of 4G coverage by population in Aug/17

 

SMC TIM Vivo Claro Oi Algar Sercomtel Nextel
1 and 2 99.3% 98.0% 91.7% 74.7% 0.8% - -
3 96.1% 97.7% 91.6% 82.4% - - 23.5%
4 75.7% 63.9% 66.6% 43.9% 7.9% - -
5 88.0% 73.4% 71.2% 47.6% - - -
6 64.3% 86.0% 69.3% 47.1% - - -
7 66.5% 74.9% 70.5% 52.2% 0.5% - -
8 55.5% 60.9% 65.7% 43.7% - - -
9 61.0% 68.5% 58.0% 39.9% - - -
10 81.6% 49.8% 61.1% 42.4% - - -
Total 80.1% 75.7% 73.8% 55.1% 1.0% - 5.1%

 

Commitments for 4G Coverage in 2.5 GHz

 

The commitments in 2.5 GHz will allow to cover:

 

Deadline COverage Cities % Pop
April 2013 ALL the cities hosting de Confederation Cup 2013
Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Salvador (BA), Brasília (DF), Fortaleza (CE), Belo Horizonte (MG) and Recife (PE).
9.4%
December 2013 ALL the cities hoting and co-hosting the World Cup 2014
(chosen ones)
Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasília (DF), Cuiaba (MT), Curitiba (PR), Fortaleza (CE), Manaus (AM),Natal (RN),Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Recife (PE), Salvador (BA), São Paulo (SP) and Porto Alegre (RS).

25.2%
May 2014 ALL the capital cities having more than 500 thousand inhab. 45 30.6%
December 2015 ALL the cities having more than 200 thousand inhab. + 91 +14.0%
December 2016 ALL the cities having more than 100 thousand inhab. + 152 +10.5%
December 2017 *ALL the cities having between 30 and 100 thousand inhab. + 791** +20.7%

* As the cities co-hosting the World Cup (training centers) would be chosen only in January 2014, Anatel and operators, represented by SindiTelebrasil, agreed to replace the demand on "Edital" to cover more 12 cities indicated as co-hosts of the World Cup by the coverage of more 27 cities, besides hosting cities, until december 31st 2013 by one or more operators. The training centers will have punctual coverage until April 2014.

 

 

Coverage for the World Cup 2014

 

The coverage commitments by the auction of 4G frequencies (2.5 GHz) establiched the end of 2013 as deadline to operators to cover with 4G all the cities hosting and co-hosting the World Cup 2014.

The four operators covered with 4G the host cities accoring to the deadline, however, the cities co-hosting the event (Training Centers) would be chosen only in January 2014. Anatel and operators, represented by SindiTelebrasil, agreed to replace the demand on "Edital" to cover more 12 cities indicated as co-hosts of the World Cup by:

  • Coverage with 4G more than 27 cities, besides the hosting cisties, until December 31st, 2013, offered by one or more operators (50% of the coverage in the urban area of the hosting city): Araraquara –SP, Bento Gonçalves - RS , Canoas – RS, Cascavel – PR, Caxias do Sul – RS, Guarujá – SP, Jaguariúna-SP, Macaé-RJ, Santos-SP, São José dos Campos – SP, Ipatinga- MG, Porto Seguro –BA, Maringá- PR, São Caetano do Sul-SP, Barueri-SP, Belém-PA, Boa Vista-RR, Campinas-SP, Florianópolis-SC, Juiz de Fora – MG, Macapá- AP, Maceió- AL, São Bernardo do Campo- SP, Uberlândia- MG , Goiânia- GO, Joinville-SC and Vitória- ES.
  • Punctual coverage with 4G until April 2014 in the training centers chosen by the delegations until 01.31.2014, and not counted as hosting cities or included among the 27 cities.

 

 

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