09/21/2016

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 Prepaid Mobile Accesses in Aug/16: 176.2 million (Preliminary Data)

 

176.2 million prepaid mobile accesses in Brazil in Aug/16 (Preliminary Data)

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended August 2016 counting 176.2 million prepaid mobile accesses.

 

August/16 presented negative net adds of 1.225 million prepaid mobile accesses.

 

 

 

Total Prepaid Mobile Accesses (Jul/16): 252.6 million accesses

 

252.6 million mobile accesses in Brazil in Jul/16

According to Anatel's data, Brasil ended July 2016 counting 252.6 million prepaid mobile accesses and density of 122.55 cell./100 inhabitants.

 

In Jul/16, the country had negative net adds of 834 thousand mobile accesses.

 

Prepaid presented negative net adds of 1.340 million. In postpaid net adds reached 506 thousand accesses.

 

 

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Jul/16

 

  Jul/15 Dec/15 Jun/16 Jul/16
Mobile Accesses 281,469,851 257,814,274 253,407,792 252,573,841
Prepaid 74.60% 71.58% 70.54% 70.24%
Density 137.66 125.67 123.03 122.55
Month Growth -1,004,434 -11,796,991 -1,823,885 -833,951
-0.36% -4.4% -0.71% -0.33%
Annual Growth 741,055 -22,914,522 -4,406,482 -5,240,433
0.3% -8.2% -1.6% -1.9%
Growth in 1 year 5,316,740 -22,914,522 -29,066,493 -28,896,010
1.9% -8.2% -10.3% -10.3%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Aug/16 (Preliminary Data)

 

  Aug/15 Dec/15 Jul/16 Aug/16
Prepaid Accesses 208,022,293 184,540,932 177,417,876 176,193,010
Month Growth -1,962,660 -12,071,582 -1,340,368 -1,224,866
-0.9% -6.1% -0.7% -0.7%
Year Growth -4,907,998 -28,389,359 -7,123,056 -8,347,922
-2.3% -13.3% -3.9% -4.5%
Growth in 1 year -4,834,074 -28,389,359 -32,567,077 -31,829,283
-2.3% -13.3% -15.5% -15.3%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Jul/16

 

  Jul/15 Dec/15 Jun/16 Jul/16
Postpaid Accesses 71,484,898 73,273,342 74,649,548 75,155,965
Month Growth 440,769 274,591 301,169 506,417
0.6% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7%
Year Growth 3,686,393 5,474,837 1,376,206 1,882,623
5.4% 8.1% 1.9% 2.6%
Growth in 1 year 7,559,025 5,474,837 3,605,419 3,671,067
11.8% 8.1% 5.1% 5.1%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  2Q15 3Q15 4Q15 1Q16 2Q16
Cellulars
282,474 275,909 257,814 257,811 253,408
Prepaid
74,85% 73,78% 71,58% 71,41% 70.54%
Density
138,24 134,76 125,67 125,42 123.03
Addtions
-946 -6,565 -18,095 -4 -4,403
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month,

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Techn,
December
2015
Jul/16
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 65,993,506 56,235,626 22.27% -1,870,621 -9,757,880
3G (WCDMA)* 149,118,547 136,529,380 54.06% -2,179,708 -12,589,167
LTE 25,446,700 42,996,938 17.02% 3,295,111 17,550,238
CDMA* 2,477 1,327 - -88 -1,150
Total Terminais de Dados 17,253,044 16,810,570 6.66% -78,645 -442,474
- Broadband Data Term. 5,920,519 5,009,484 1.98% -122,298 -911,035
- M2M Data Term. 11,332,525 11,801,086 - 43,653 468,561
Special M2M 3,937,968 4,536,710 1.80% 162,426 598,742
Standard M2M 7,394,557 7,264,376 2.88% -118,773 -130,181
Total 257,814,274 252,573,841 100.0% -833,951 -5,240,433

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
2013 2014 2015
A 87,836 91,798 83,252
B 76,544 78,885 73,175
D 61,224 61,760 57,232
E* 31,300 31,722 27,972
Other Bands 14,196 16,563 16,183
Total 271,100 280,729 257,814

* Band E includes band M.

 

 

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