09/18/2014

Mobile Subscribers in Brazil

 

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 of Mobile Subscribers (Aug/14): 277.3 millions (preliminary data)

 

277.3 million mobile accesses in Aug/14

According to Anatel's preliminary data, Brazil ended Aug/14 counting 277.3 million mobile accesses and 136.6 cell./100 inhab.

 

Aug/14 showed net adds of 1.1 million mobile accesses. The number is smaller than the one registered in Aug/13 (1.4 million).

 

Prepaid registered net adds of 629 thousand mobile accesses and postpaid registered addition of 480 thousand subscriptions.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 76.77%.

 

 

 

 

Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Aug/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Aug/13
Dec/13
Jun/14
Jul/14
Aug/14
Mobile Accesses 268,440,423 271,099,799 275,706,913 276,153,111 277,261,846
Prepaid 79.06% 78.05% 76.99% 76.85% 76.77%
Density 133.43 134.36 136.1 136.2 136.6
Month Growth 1,441,239 580,924 255,081 446,198 1,108,735
0.5% 0.2% 0.1% 0.2% 0.4%
Annual Growth 6,632,520 9,291,896 4,607,114 5,053,312 6,162,047
2.5% 3.5% 1.7% 1.9% 2.3%
Growth in 1 year 10,539,050 9,291,896 9,965,696 9,153,927 8,821,23
4.1% 3.5% 3.8% 3.4% 3.3%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Aug/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Aug/13
Dec/13
Jun/14
Jul/14
Aug/14
Prepaid Accesses 212,226,063 211,582,767 212,270,648 212,227,238 212,856,367
Month Growth 681,807 -427,122 -333,980 -43,410 629,129
0.3% -0.2% -0.2% 0.0% 0.3%
Year Growth 1,348,208 704,912 687,881 644,471 1,273,600
0.64% 0.33% 0.33% 0.30% 0.60%
Growth in 1 year 2,573,550 704,912 1,201,849 682,982 630,304
1.2% 0.3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.3%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Aug/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Aug/13
Dec/13
Jun/14
Jul/14
Aug/14
Postpaid Accesses 56,214,360 59,517,032 63,436,265 63,925,873 64,405,479
Month Growth 759,432 1,008,046 589,061 489,608 479,606
1.4% 1.7% 0.9% 0.8% 0.8%
Year Growth 5,284,312 8,586,984 3,919,233 4,408,841 4,888,447
10.4% 16.9% 6.6% 7.4% 8.2%
Growth in 1 year 7,965,500 8,586,984 8,763,847 8,470,945 8,191,119
16.5% 16.9% 16.0% 15.3% 14.6%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q13 2Q13 3Q13 4Q13 1Q14 2Q14
Cellulars
264,053 265,741 268,267 271,100 273,583
275,707
Prepaid
80.05% 79.43% 78.78% 78.05% 77.57%
7.99%
Density
133.67 134.35 135.28 136.45 135.30
136.06
Addtions
2,245 1,689 2,526 2,833 2,484
2,123
Note: active mobile accesses. Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn.
December
2013
July 2014
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM 159,674,015 134,038,641
48.54%
(2.9%)
(16.1%)
3G (WCDMA) 94,763,509
122,570,194
44.38%
3.5%
29.3%
LTE 1,309,771
3,676,040
1.33%
12.4%
180.7%
CDMA 21,637
13,447
0.00%
(8.5%)
(38.3%)
Total Data Terminals 15,330,867
15,854,889
5.74%
0.1%
3.4%
- Broadband Data Term. 7,034,289
6,647,216
3.33%
(1.4%)
(5.5%)
- M2M Data Term. 8,296,578
9,207,673
2.41%
1.2%
11.0%
Total 271,099,799
292,008,100
100.0%
0.2%
1.9%

Source: Anatel

 

 

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
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
A 58,930 68,075 79,462
84,753
87,836
B 48,837 57,448 67,949
73,483
76,544
D 40,107 44,487 54,445
59,198
61,224
E* 19,312 23,012 27,596
30,430
31,300
Other Bands 6,771 9,922 12,779
13,912
14,196
Total 173,958 202,945 242,231 261,776 271,100

* Band E includes band M.

 

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