05/18/2017

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 Apr/17: 161.4 million (Preliminary data)

 

161.4 million prepaid mobile accesses in Brazil in Apr/17

According to Anatel's preliminary data, Brazil ended April 2017 counting 161.4 million prepaid mobile accesses.

 

In Apr/17, the country had negative net adds of 870 thousand prepaid mobile accesses.

 

 

Total Mobile Accesses in Mar/17: 242.8 million

 

242.8 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Mar/17

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended March 2017 with 242.8 million mobile accesses and density of 117.20 cell./100 inhab.

 

March/17 presented negative nnet adds of -129 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid showed negative net adds of 493 thousand accesses. In postpaid net adds reached 364.4 thousand.

 

Prepaid participation decreased to 66.85%.

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Mar/16

 

  Mar/16 Dec/16 Feb/17 Mar/17
Mobile Accesses 257,811 244,067 242,919 242,790
Prepaid 71.41% 67.48% 67.02% 66.85%
Density 125.42 118.04 117.34 117.20
Month Growth -252 -4,381 -500 -129
-0.10% -1.76% -0.21% -0.05%
Annual Growth -4 -13,748 -1,148 -1,276
0.001% -5.3% -0.5% -0.5%
Growth in 1 year -25,609 -13,748 -15,144 -15,020
-9.0% -5.3% -5.9% -5.8%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Apr/17 (Preliminary Data)

 

  Mar/16 Dec/16 Feb/17 Mar/17
Prepaid Accesses 182,396 164,700 162,316 161,446
Month Growth -1,698 -5,286 -493 -870
-0.9% -3.1% -0.3% -0.5%
Year Growth -2,145 -19,841 -2,384 -3,254
-1.2% -10.8% -1.4% -2.0%
Growth in 1 year -31,062 -19,841 -21,777 -20,950
-14.6% -10.8% -11.8% -11.5%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Mar/17

 

  Mar/16 Dec/16 Feb/17 Mar/17
Postpaid Accesses 73,717 79,367 80,110 80,475
Month Growth 64 905 483 364
0.1% 1.2% 0.6% 0.5%
Year Growth 444 6,094 743 1,107
0.6% 8.3% 9.3% 9.8%
Growth in 1 year 4,214 6,094 6,457 6,757
6.1% 8.3% 8.8% 9.2%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Cellulars
257,811 253,408 251,028 244,067 242,790
Prepaid
71.41% 70.54% 69.50% 67.48% 66.85%
Density
125.42 123.03 121.64 118.04 117.20
Addtions
-4 -4,403 -2,379 -6,962 -1,276
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
March/17
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 47,627 43,159 17.78% -3,235 -4,468
3G (WCDMA)* 119,101 110,876 45.67% -1,710 -8,225
LTE 60,104 71,320 29.38% 4,714 11,215
CDMA* 0,919 0,719 - -0,063 -0,200
Total Terminais de Dados 17,234 17,435 7.18% 102 201
- Broadband Data Term. 4,499 4,164 1.72% -117 -335
- M2M Data Term. 12,735 13,271 - 220 536
Special M2M 5,447 5,954 2.45% 168 507
Standard M2M 7,288 7,317 3.01% 52 30
Total 244,067 242,790 100.0% -129 -1,276

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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