02/07/2018

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 2017: 236.5 million

 

236.5 million mobile accesses in Brazil in 2017

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended the year counting 236.5 million mobile accesses and density of 113.52 cell./100 inhab.

 

December presented negative net adds of 2.5 million accesses.

 

Prepaid showed negative net adds of 3.6 million accesses. Postpaid had positive net adds of 980 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid participation decreased to 62.80%.

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Dec/17

 

  Dec/16 Nov/17 Dec/17
Mobile Accesses 244,067 239,092 236,489
Prepaid 67.48% 63.61% 62.80%
Density 118.04 114.84 113.52
Month Growth -4,381 -1,759 -2,603
-1.76% -0.73% -1.09%
Annual Growth -13,748 -4,975 -7,578
-5.3% -2.0% -3.1%
Growth in 1 year -13,748 -9,356 -7,578
-5.3% -3.8% -3.1%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Dec/17

 

  Dec/16 Nov/17 Dec/17
Prepaid Accesses 164,700 152,092 148,509
Month Growth -5,286 -2,966 -3,583
-3.1% -1.9% -2.4%
Year Growth -19,841 -12,607 -16,190
-10.8% -7.7% -9.8%
Growth in 1 year -19,841 -17,894 -16,190
-10.8% -10.5% -9.8%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Dec/17

 

  Dec/16 Nov/17 Dec/17
Postpaid Accesses 79,367 87,000 87,979
Month Growth 905 1,207 980
1.2% 1.4% 1.1%
Year Growth 6,094 7,632 8,612
8.3% 9.6% 10.9%
Growth in 1 year 6,094 8,537 8,612
8.3% 10.9% 10.9%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3T17 4Q17
Cellulars
257,811 253,408 251,028 244,067 242,790 242,116 241,063 236,489
Prepaid
71.41% 70.54% 69.50% 67.48% 66.85% 66.16% 64.86% 62.80%
Density
125.42 123.03 121.64 118.04 117.20 116.65 115.93 113.52
Addtions
-4 -4,403 -2,379 -6,962 -1,276 -674 -1,061 -4,574
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

Annual

 

Thousands 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cellulars 280,729 257,814 244,067 236,489
Prepaid 75.85% 71.58% 67.48% 62.80%
Density 137.96 125.67 118.04 113.52
Additions 9,629 -22,915 -13,748 -7,578

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Thousand
December
2016
2017
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 47,627 32,407 13.7% -1,298 -15,220
3G (WCDMA)* 119,101 83,682 35.4% -4,725 -35,419
LTE 60,104 102,296 43.3% 3,503 42,192
CDMA* 0,919 0,340 0.0% 0 -0,579
Total Terminais de Dados 17,234 18,103 7.7% -84 869
- Broadband Data Term. 4,499 3,014 1.3% -108 -1,485
- M2M Data Term. 12,735 15,089 6.4% 24 2,354
Special M2M 5,447 6,258 2.6% -69 811
Standard M2M 7,288 8,831 3.7% 93 1,543
Total 244,067 236,489 100.0% -2,603 -7,578

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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