05/05/2016

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 Prepaid Mobile Accesses (Mar/16): 257.8 million acsesses

 

257.8 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Mar/16

According to Anatel's data Brasil ended March 2016 counting 257.8 million prepaid mobile accesses and density of 125.42 cell./100 inhabitants.

 

In Mar/16, the country had negative net adds of 252 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid presented negative net adds of 316 thousand and postpaid had 64 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 71.41%.

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Mar/16

 

  Mar/15 Dec/15 Feb/16 Mar/16
Mobile Accesses 283,419,797 257,814,274 258,062,777 257,810,656
Prepaid 75.48% 71.58% 71.46% 71.41%
Density 139.0 125.67 125.62 125.42
Month Growth 842,556 -11,796,991 814,727 -252,121
0.3% -4.4% 0.32% -0.10%
Annual Growth 2,691,001 -22,914,522 248,503 -3,618
1.0% -8.2% 0.1% -0.001%
Growth in 1 year 9,836,321 -22,914,522 -24,514,464 -25,609,141
3.6% -8.2% -4.9% -9.0%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Mar/16

 

  Mar/15 Dec/15 Feb/16 Mar/16
Prepaid Accesses 213,916,451 184,540,932 184,409,101 184,093,167
Month Growth 124.115 -12.071.582 613.384 -315.934
0.1% -6.1% 0.3% -0.2%
Year Growth 986,160 -28,389,359 -131,831 -447,765
0.5% -13.3% -0.1% -0.2%
Growth in 1 year 1,707,871 -28,389,359 -29,383,235 -29,823,284
0.8% -13.3% -13.7% -13.9%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Mar/16

 

  Mar/15 Dec/15 Feb/16 Mar/16
Postpaid Accesses 69,503,346 73,273,342 73,653,676 73,717,489
Month Growth 718.441 274.591 201.343 63.813
1.0% 0.4% 0.3% 0.1%
Year Growth 1,704,841 5,474,837 380,334 444,147
2.5% 8.1% 0.5% 0.6%
Growth in 1 year 8,128,450 5,474,837 4,868,771 4,214,143
13.2% 8.1% 7.1% 6.1%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q15 2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16
Cellulars
283,420 282,474 275,909 257,814 257,811
Prepaid
75,48% 74,85% 73,78% 71,58% 71,41%
Density
138,99 138,24 134,76 125,67 125,42
Addtions
2,691 -946 -6,565 -18,095 -4
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month,

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn,
December
2015
March/16
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 65,993,506 62,720,049 24.33% -810,255 -3,273,457
3G (WCDMA)* 149,118,547 145,498,566 56.44% -1,569,871 -3,619,981
LTE 25,446,700 32,531,827 12.62% 2,266,840 7,085,127
CDMA* 2,477 1,455 - 190 -1,022
Total Terminais de Dados 17,253,044 17,058,759 6.62% -139,025 -194,285
- Broadband Data Term. 5,920,519 5,597,716 2.17% -95,443 -322,803
- M2M Data Term. 11,332,525 11,461,043 - -43,582 128,518
Special M2M 3,937,968 4,211,163 1.63% 107,129 273,195
Standard M2M 7,394,557 7,249,880 2.81% -150,711 -144,677
Total 257,814,274 257,810,656 100.0% -252,121 -3,618

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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