03/17/2015

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 (Jan/15): 281.7 millions

 

281.7 million mobile accesses in Jan/15

According to Anatel's, Brazil ended Jan/15 counting 281.7 million mobile accesses and 138.3 cell./100 inhab.

 

Jan/15 showed net adds of 973 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid registered net adds of 470 thousand mobile accesses and postpaid registered addition of 503 thousand subscriptions.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 75.75%.

 

Anatel's preliminary data indicate net additions of 392 thousand prepaid mobile accesses in Feb/15.

 

 

 

 

Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Jan/15

 

  Jan/14 Dec/14 Jan/15
Mobile Accesses 272,353,241 280,731,936 281,705,510
Prepaid 77.95% 75.85% 75.75%
Density 134.9 138.0 138.3
Month Growth 1,253,442 258,480 973,574
0.5% 0.1% 0.3%
Annual Growth 1,253,442 9,632,137 10,605,711
0.5% 3.6% 3.8%
Growth in 1 year 10,095,663 9,632,137 9,352,269
3.8% 3.6% 3.4%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Feb/15 (Preliminary Data)

 

  Feb/14 Dec/14 Jan/15 Feb/15
Prepaid Accesses 212,085,325 212,930,291 213,400,724 213,792,336
Month Growth -208,018 -588,849 470,433 391,612
-0.1% -0.3% 0.2% 0.2%
Year Growth 502,558 1,347,524 470,433 862,045
0.24% 0.64% 0.2% 0.4%
Growth in 1 year 949,316 1,347,524 1,107,381 1,707,011
0.4% 0.6% 0.5% 0.8%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Jan/15

 

  Jan/14 Dec/14 Jan/15
Postpaid Accesses 60,059,898 67,801,645 68,304,786
Month Growth 542,866 847,329 503,141
0.9% 1.3% 0.7%
Year Growth 542,866 8,284,613 503,141
0.9% 13.9% 0.7%
Growth in 1 year 8,572,687 8,284,613 8,244,888
16.7% 13.9% 13.7%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q13 2Q13 3Q13 4Q13 1Q14 2Q14
3Q14
4Q14
Cellulars
264,053 265,741 268,267 271,100 273,583
275,707
278,482
280,732
Prepaid
80.05% 79.43% 78.78% 78.05% 77.57%
7.99%
76.49%
75.85%
Density
133.67 134.35 135.28 136.45 135.30
136.06
137.14
137.96
Addtions
2,245 1,689 2,526 2,833 2,484
2,123
2,775
2,250
Note: active mobile accesses. Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn.
December
2014
January 2015
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 112,982,571 108,683,557 38.58% (3.8%) (31.9%)
3G (WCDMA)* 144,668,450 148,836,609 52.83% 2.9%  57.1% 
LTE 6,765,646 7,752,310 2.75% 14.6%  491.9% 
CDMA* 8,851 8,271 - (6.6%) (61.8%)
Total Terminais de Dados 16,306,418 16,424,763 5.83% 0.7%  7.1% 
- Broadband Data Term. 6,433,455 6,339,137 2.25% (1.5%) (9.9%)
- M2M Data Term. 9,872,936 10,085,626 - - -
Special M2M 1,287,266 1,419,863 0.50% 10.3%  -
Standard M2M 8,585,697 8,665,763 3.08% 0.9%  4.4% 
Total 280,731,936 281,705,510 100.0% 0.3% 3.9%

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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