01/27/2015

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 (Nov/14): 280.5 millions

 

280.5 million mobile accesses in Nov/14

According to Anatel's, Brazil ended Nov/14 counting 280.5 million mobile accesses and 137.9 cell./100 inhab.

 

Nov/14 showed net adds of 1,119 thousand mobile accesses. The number is bigger than the registered in Nov/13.

 

Prepaid registered net adds of 382 thousand mobile accesses and postpaid registered addition of 737 thousand subscriptions.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 76.1%.

 

 

 

 

Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Nov/14

 

 
Nov/13
Dec/13
Oct/14
Nov/14
Mobile Accesses 270,518,875 271,099,799 279,354,157 280,473,456
Prepaid 78.37% 78.05% 76.30% 76.13%
Density 134.17 134.36 137.5 137.9
Month Growth 594,900 580,924 872,032 1,119,299
0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.4%
Annual Growth 8,710,972 9,291,896 8,254,358 9,373,657
3.3% 3.5% 3.0% 3.5%
Growth in 1 year 10,475,443 9,291,896 9,430,182 9,954,581
4.0% 3.5% 3.5% 3.7%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Nov/14

 

 
Nov/13
Dec/13
Oct/14
Nov/14
Prepaid Accesses 212,009,889 211,582,767 213,137,290 213,519,140
Month Growth -86,085 -427,122 121,380 381,850
0.0% -0.2% 0.1% 0.2%
Year Growth 1,132,034 704,912 1,554,523 1,936,373
0.54% 0.33% 0.73% 0.92%
Growth in 1 year 1,968,570 704,912 1,041,316 1,509,251
0.9% 0.3% 0.5% 0.7%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Nov/14

 

 
Nov/13
Dec/13
Oct/14
Nov/14
Postpaid Accesses 58,508,986 59,517,032 66,216,867 66,954,316
Month Growth 680,985 1,008,046 750,652 737,449
1.2% 1.7% 1.1% 1.1%
Year Growth 7,578,938 8,586,984 6,699,835 7,437,284
14.9% 16.9% 11.3% 12.5%
Growth in 1 year 8,506,873 8,586,984 8,388,866 8,445,330
17.0% 16.9% 14.5% 14.4%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q13 2Q13 3Q13 4Q13 1Q14 2Q14
3Q14
Cellulars
264,053 265,741 268,267 271,100 273,583
275,707
278,482
Prepaid
80.05% 79.43% 78.78% 78.05% 77.57%
7.99%
76.49%
Density
133.67 134.35 135.28 136.45 135.30
136.06
137.14
Addtions
2,245 1,689 2,526 2,833 2,484
2,123
2,775
Note: active mobile accesses. Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn.
December
2013
November 2014
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 159,674,015 118,400,696 42.21% (4.0%) (25.8%)
3G (WCDMA)* 94,763,509 140,055,943 49.94% 3.9%  47.8% 
LTE 1,309,771 5,781,237 2.06% 12.4%  341.4% 
CDMA* 21,637 10,080 - (6.1%) (53.4%)
Total Terminais de Dados 15,330,867 16,225,500 5.79% 0.8% 5.8% 
- Broadband Data Term. 7,034,289 6,439,313 2.30% (1.2%) (8.5%)
- M2M Data Term. 8,296,578 9,786,187 - - -
Special M2M - 1,085,308 0.39% 18.3% -
Standard M2M - 8,700,879 3.10% 0.4% 4.9%
Total 271,099,799 280,473,456 100.0% 0.4% 3.5%

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
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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