08/17/2015

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 Prepaid Mobile Accesses (Jul/15): 210 million (Preliminary Data)

 

210 million prepaid mobile accesses in Jul/15 (Preliminary Data)

According to Anatel's preliminary data, Brazil ended Jul/2015 counting 210 million prepaid mobile accesses.

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Jun/15

 

  Jun/14 Dec/14 May/15 Jun/15
Mobile Accesses 275,706,913 280,731,936 284,154,618 282,454,655
Prepaid 76.99% 75.85% 75.17% 74.85%
Density 136.1 138.0 139.16 138.23
Month Growth 255,081 258,480 636,239 -1,699,963
0.1% 0.1% 0.22% -0.60%
Annual Growth 4,607,114 9,632,137 3,422,682 1,722,719
1.7% 3.6% 1.2% 0.6%
Growth in 1 year 9,965,696 9,632,137 8,702,786 6,747,742
3.8% 3.6% 3.2% 2.4%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Jun/15

 

  Jul/14 Dec/14 Jun/15 Jul/15
Prepaid Accesses 212,227,238 212,930,291 211,430,156 209,984,953
Month Growth -43.410 -588.849 -2.162.578 -1.445.203
0.0% -0.3% -1.0% -0.7%
Year Growth 644,471 1,347,524 -1,500,135 -2,945,338
0.30% 0.64% -0.7% -1.4%
Growth in 1 year 682,982 1,347,524 -840,492 -2,242,285
0.3% 0.6% -0.4% -1.1%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Jun/15

 

  Jun/14 Dec/14 May/15 Jun/15
Postpaid Accesses 63,436,265 67,801,645 70,561,884 71,024,499
Month Growth 589,061 847,329 501,292 462,615
0.9% 1.3% 0.7% 0.7%
Year Growth 3,919,233 8,284,613 2,760,239 3,222,854
6.6% 13.9% 4.1% 4.8%
Growth in 1 year 8,763,847 8,284,613 7,714,680 7,588,234
16.0% 13.9% 12.3% 12.0%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q14 2Q14 3Q14 4Q14 1Q15 2Q15
Cellulars
273,583 275,707 278,482 280,732 283,400 282,455
Prepaid
77.57% 76.99% 76.49% 75.85% 75.48% 74.85%
Density
135.30 136.06 137.14 137.96 138.98 138.23
Addtions
2,484 2,123 2,775 2,250 2,668 -946
Note: active mobile accesses. Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn.
December
2014
May 2015
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 112,982,571 93,265,757 32.82% (3.5%) (41.6%)
3G (WCDMA)* 144,668,450 161,918,232 56.98% 1.6%  70.9% 
LTE 6,765,646 11,838,106 4.17% 13.0%  803.8% 
CDMA* 8,851 5,963 - (9.4%) (72.4%)
Total Terminais de Dados 16,306,418 17,126,560 6.03% 0.6%  11.7% 
- Broadband Data Term. 6,433,455 6,283,423 2.21% (0.1%) (10.7%)
- M2M Data Term. 9,872,936 10,843,137 - - -
Special M2M 1,287,266 1,960,006 0.69% 11.1%  -
Standard M2M 8,585,697 8,883,131 3.13% (0.9%)  7.1% 
Total 280,731,936 284,154,618 100.0% 0.2% 4.8%

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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