06/06/2017

Mobile Statistics in Brazil
Brazil
State Users Profile

 

In this page: Cellular statistics in Brazil, prepaid (%), cellulars per technology (GSM, CDMA, TDMA, AMPS) and per band. Source: Anatel.

 


Mobile Acesses in Brazil

 

Total Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Apr/17: 242.3 million

 

242.3 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Apr/17

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended April 2017 with 242.3 million mobile accesses and density of 116.91 cell./100 inhab.

 

Apr/17 presented negative nnet adds of -455 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid showed negative net adds of 870 thousand accesses. In postpaid net adds reached 415 thousand.

 

Prepaid participation decreased to 66.62%.

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Apr/16

 

  Apr/16 Dec/16 Mar/17 Apr/17
Mobile Accesses 256,429 244,067 242,790 242,335
Prepaid 71.13% 67.48% 66.85% 66.62%
Density 124.66 118.04 117.20 116.91
Month Growth -1,382 -4,381 -129 -455
-0.54% -1.76% -0.05% -0.19%
Annual Growth -1,385 -13,748 -1,276 -1,732
-0.5% -5.3% -0.5% -0.7%
Growth in 1 year -27,109 -13,748 -15,020 -14,094
-9.6% -5.3% -5.8% -5.5%

Note: Active mobile accesses. Density calculated with the IBGE's population projection (Rev. 2013) for the respective month.

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Apr/17

 

  Apr/16 Dec/16 Mar/17 Apr/17
Prepaid Accesses 182,396 164,700 162,316 161,446
Month Growth -1,698 -5,286 -493 -870
-0.9% -3.1% -0.3% -0.5%
Year Growth -2,145 -19,841 -2,384 -3,254
-1.2% -10.8% -1.4% -2.0%
Growth in 1 year -31,062 -19,841 -21,777 -20,950
-14.6% -10.8% -11.8% -11.5%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Mar/17

 

  Apr/16 Dec/16 Mar/17 Apr/17
Postpaid Accesses 74,034 79,367 80,475 80,889
Month Growth 316 905 364 415
0.4% 1.2% 0.5% 0.5%
Year Growth 760 6,094 1,107 1,522
1.0% 8.3% 1.4% 1.9%
Growth in 1 year 3,953 6,094 6,757 6,856
5.6% 8.3% 9.2% 9.3%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Cellulars
257,811 253,408 251,028 244,067 242,790
Prepaid
71.41% 70.54% 69.50% 67.48% 66.85%
Density
125.42 123.03 121.64 118.04 117.20
Addtions
-4 -4,403 -2,379 -6,962 -1,276
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

Annual

 

Thousands 2014 2015 2016
Cellulars 280,729 257,814 244,067
Prepaid 75.85% 71.58% 67.48%
Density 137.96 125.67 118.04
Additions 9,629 -22,915 -13,748

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Thousand
December
2016
Apr/17
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 47,627 42,243 17.43% -916 -5,384
3G (WCDMA)* 119,101 108,554 44.79% -2,322 -10,547
LTE 60,104 74,059 30.56% 2,739 13,954
CDMA* 0,919 0,680 - -0,039 -0,239
Total Terminais de Dados 17,234 17,479 7.21% 43 245
- Broadband Data Term. 4,499 4,050 1.67% -114 -449
- M2M Data Term. 12,735 13,429 - 157 694
Special M2M 5,447 6,067 2.50% 113 620
Standard M2M 7,288 7,362 3.04% 44 74
Total 244,067 242,335 100.0% -455 -1,732

Source: Anatel

 

 

In August 2014, Anatel started to classify M2M terminals into two accesses categories:

 

Special M2M and Standard M2M
  • Special M2M are devices used in machine to machine communication systems which, without human intervention, use telecommunication networks in order to transmit data to remote applications aiming to monitore, measure and control the device itself, the environment around or data systems connected to it through these networks, according to what was stablished by the Decree 8.234/2014;
  • Standard M2M are devices machine to machine in operation that don't match the definition of Special M2M.

Special M2M terminals pay reduced Fistel tax. Standard M2M terminals pay the regular value.

 

 

GSM participation in the total of accesses reached the maximum of 90.16% in Nov/09 and, after that, it started fo fall. The drop in the participation happens because the number of GSM cell phones is increasing less then the number of WCDMA. WCDMA overtook CDMA in Feb/10.

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Band

 

Band
2014 2015 2016
A 91,798 83,252 85,232
B 78,885 73,175 67,269
D 61,760 57,232 52,170
E* 31,722 27,972 27,278
Other Bands 16,563 16,183 12,119
Total 280,729 257,814 244,067

* Band E includes band M.

 

 

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