08/27/2014

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 (Jul/14): 276.2 millions (preliminary data)

 

2762 million mobile accesses in Jul/14 (Preliminary Data)

According to Anatel's preliminary data, Brazil started Jul/14 counting 276.2 million mobile accesses and 136.2 cell./100 inhab.

 

Jul/14 showed net adds of 446 thousand mobile accesses, according to the preliminary Data.

 

Prepaid registered negative net adds of (-43) thousand and postpaid registered addition of +490 thousand subscriptions.

 

Prepaid participation dropped to 76.85%.

 

 

 

 

Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Jul/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Jul/13
Dec/13
May/14
Jun/14
Jul/14
Mobile Accesses 266,999,184 271,099,799 275,451,832 275,706,913 276,153,111
Prepaid 79.23% 78.05% 77.18% 76.99% 76.85%
Density 132.81 134.36 136.03 136.1 136.2
Month Growth 1,257,967 580,924 1,852,865 255,081 446,198
0.5% 0.2% 0.7% 0.1% 0.2%
Annual Growth 5,191,281 9,291,896 4,352,033 4,607,114 5,053,312
2.0% 3.5% 1.6% 1.7% 1.9%
Growth in 1 year 10,588,394 9,291,896 9,925,937 9,965,696 9,153,927
4.1% 3.5% 3.7% 3.8% 3.4%

Note: Active mobilare accesses. Density calculated with the IBGE's population projection (Rev. 2008) for the respective month.

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Jul/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Jul/13
Dec/13
May/14
Jun/14
Jul/14
Prepaid Accesses 211,544,256 211,582,767 212,604,628 212,270,648 212,227,238
Month Growth 475,457 -427,122 974,397 -333,980 -43,410
0.2% -0.2% 0.5% -0.2% 0.0%
Year Growth 666,401 704,912 1,021,861 687,881 644,471
0.32% 0.33% 0.48% 0.33% 0.30%
Growth in 1 year 2,591,367 704,912 1,100,203 1,201,849 682,982
1.2% 0.3% 0.5% 0.6% 0.3%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Jul/14 (preliminary data)

 

 
Jul/13
Dec/13
Jun/14
Jul/14
Prepaid Accesses 55,454,928 59,517,032 63,436,265 63,925,873
Month Growth 782,510 1,008,046 589,061 489,608
1.4% 1.7% 0.9% 0.8%
Year Growth 4,524,880 8,586,984 3,919,233 4,408,841
8.9% 16.9% 6.6% 7.4%
Growth in 1 year 7,997,027 8,586,984 8,763,847 8,470,945
16.9% 16.9% 16.0% 15.3%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

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

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn.
December
2013
June 2014
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM 159,674,015
138,104,023
50.09%
(3.3%)
(13.5%)
3G (WCDMA) 94,763,509
118,474,236
42.97%
3.9% 
25.0% 
LTE 1,309,771
3,270,375
1.19%
15.6% 
149.7% 
CDMA 21,637
14,594
0.01%
(9.7%)
(32.6%)
Total Data Terminals 15,330,867
15,843,685
5.75%
0.2% 
3.3% 
- Broadband Data Term. 7,034,289
6,742,772
3.30%
(0.1%)
(4.1%)
- M2M Data Term, 8,296,578
9,100,913
2.45%
1.1% 
9.7% 
Total 271,099,799
275,706,913
100.0%
0.1%
(26.3%)

Source: Anatel

 

 

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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