06/08/2016

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 (Apr/16): 256.4 million accesses

 

256.4 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Apr/16

According to Anatel's data Brasil ended April 2016 counting 256.4 million prepaid mobile accesses and density of 124.66 cell./100 inhabitants.

 

In Apr/16, the country had negative net adds of 1.382 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid presented negative net adds of 1.698 thousand and postpaid had 316 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 71.13%.

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Apr/16

 

  Abr/15 Dec/15 Mar/16 Apr/16
Mobile Accesses 283,538,009 257,814,274 257,810,656 256,429,095
Prepaid 75.28% 71.58% 71.41% 71.13%
Density 138.95 125.67 125.42 124.66
Month Growth 118,212 -11,796,991 -252,121 -1,381,561
0.04% -4.4% -0.10% -0.54%
Annual Growth 2,809,213 -22,914,522 -3,618 -1,385,179
1.0% -8.2% -0.001% -0.5%
Growth in 1 year 9,939,042 -22,914,522 -25,609,141 -27,108,914
3.6% -8.2% -9.0% -9.6%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Apr/16

 

  Abr/15 Dec/15 Mar/16 Apr/16
Prepaid Accesses 213,457,787 184,540,932 184,093,167 182,395,502
Month Growth -458,664 -12,071,582 -315,934 -1,697,665
-0.2% -6.1% -0.2% -0.9%
Year Growth 527,496 -28,389,359 -447,765 -2,145,430
0.2% -13.3% -0.2% -1.2%
Growth in 1 year 1,827,556 -28,389,359 -29,823,284 -31,062,285
0.9% -13.3% -13.9% -14.6%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Apr/16

 

  Abr/15 Dec/15 Mar/16 Apr/16
Postpaid Accesses 70,080,222 73,273,342 73,717,489 74,033,593
Month Growth 576,876 274,591 63,813 316,104
0.8% 0.4% 0.1% 0.4%
Year Growth 2,281,717 5,474,837 444,147 760,251
3.4% 8.1% 0.6% 1.0%
Growth in 1 year 8,111,486 5,474,837 4,214,143 3,953,371
13.1% 8.1% 6.1% 5.6%

 

 

 

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
Apr/16
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 65,993,506 60,792,234 23.71% -1,927,815 -5,201,272
3G (WCDMA)* 149,118,547 143,675,329 56.03% -1,823,237 -5,443,218
LTE 25,446,700 34,882,119 13.60% 2,350,292 9,435,419
CDMA* 2,477 1,506 - 51 -971
Total Terminais de Dados 17,253,044 17,077,907 6.66% 19,148 -175,137
- Broadband Data Term. 5,920,519 5,439,623 2.12% -158,093 -480,896
- M2M Data Term. 11,332,525 11,638,284 - 177,241 305,759
Special M2M 3,937,968 4,523,011 1.76% 311,848 585,043
Standard M2M 7,394,557 7,115,273 2.77% -134,607 -279,284
Total 257,814,274 256,429,095 100.0% -1,381,561 -1,385,179

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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