12/13/2017

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 Oct/17: 240.9 million

 

240.9 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Oct/17

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended October 2017 with 240.9 million mobile accesses and density of 115.76 cell./100 inhab.

 

October presented negative net adds of 213 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid showed negative net adds of 1.3 million accesses. Postpaid had positive net adds of 1.1 million accesses.

 

Prepaid participation decreased to 64.38%.

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Oct/17

 

  Oct/16 Dec/16 Sep/17 Oct/17
Mobile Accesses 247,462 244,067 241,063 240,851
Prepaid 68.75% 67.48% 64.86% 64.38%
Density 119.84 118.04 115.93 115.76
Month Growth -3,567 -4,381 -1,105 -212
-1.42% -1.76% -0.46% -0.09%
Annual Growth -10,353 -13,748 -3,004 -3,216
-3.7% -5.3% -1.2% -1.3%
Growth in 1 year -26,355 -13,748 -9,965 -6,611
-9.6% -5.3% -4.0% -2.7%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Oct/17

 

  Oct/16 Dec/16 Sep/17 Oct/17
Prepaid Accesses 170,122 164,700 156,342 155,059
Month Growth -4,333 -5,286 -2,141 -1,284
-2.5% -3.1% -1.4% -0.8%
Year Growth -14,418 -19,841 -8,357 -9,641
-7.8% -10.8% -5.1% -5.9%
Growth in 1 year -31,222 -19,841 -18,113 -15,064
-15.5% -10.8% -10.4% -8.9%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Oct/17

 

  Oct/16 Dec/16 Sep/17 Oct/17
Postpaid Accesses 77,339 79,367 84,721 85,792
Month Growth 766 905 1,036 1,071
1.0% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3%
Year Growth 4,066 6,094 5,354 6,425
5.5% 8.3% 6.7% 8.1%
Growth in 1 year 4,867 6,094 8,148 8,453
6.7% 8.3% 10.6% 10.9%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

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

 

Annual

 

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

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Thousand
December
2016
Octber 2017
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 47,627 35,230 14.6% -1,033 -12,396
3G (WCDMA)* 119,101 92,189 38.3% -3,299 -26,912
LTE 60,104 95,353 39.6% 3,901 35,249
CDMA* 0,919 24,318 0.0% 21 23,399
Total Terminais de Dados 17,234 18,054 7.5% 198 820
- Broadband Data Term. 4,499 3,246 1.3% -119 -1,253
- M2M Data Term. 12,735 14,808 6.1% 317 2,073
Special M2M 5,447 6,195 2.6% 136 747
Standard M2M 7,288 8,613 3.6% 181 1,326
Total 244,067 240,851 100.0% -212 -3,216

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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