03/08/2018

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 Jan/18: 236.2 million

 

236.2 million mobile accesses in Brazil in January 2018

Anatel's data indicate that Brazil ended the month counting 236.2 million mobile accesses and density of 113.33 cell./100 inhab.

 

Janury presented negative net adds of 259 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid showed negative net adds of 1.1 million accesses. Postpaid had positive net adds of 807 thousand accesses.

 

Prepaid participation decreased to 62.42%.

 

 

 

Mobile Accesses in Jan/18

 

  Jan/17 Dec/17 Jan/18
Mobile Accesses 243,419 236,489 236,230
Prepaid 67.29% 62.80% 62.42%
Density 117.65 113.52 113.33
Month Growth -648 -2,603 -259
-0.27% -1.09% -0.11%
Annual Growth -648 -7,578 -259
-0.3% -3.1% -0.1%
Growth in 1 year -13,829 -7,578 -7,189
-5.4% -3.1% -3.0%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars in Jan/18

 

  Jan/17 Dec/17 Jan/18
Prepaid Accesses 163,792 148,509 147,443
Month Growth -907 -3,583 -1,066
-0.6% -2.4% -0.7%
Year Growth -907 -16,190 -1,066
-0.6% -9.8% -0.7%
Growth in 1 year -20,004 -16,190 -16,349
-10.9% -9.8% -10.0%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars in Jan/18

 

  Jan/17 Dec/17 Jan/18
Postpaid Accesses 79,627 87,979 88,786
Month Growth 260 980 807
0.3% 1.1% 0.9%
Year Growth 260 8,612 807
0.3% 10.9% 0.9%
Growth in 1 year 6,174 8,612 9,160
8.4% 10.9% 11.5%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 2Q17 3T17 4Q17
Cellulars
257,811 253,408 251,028 244,067 242,790 242,116 241,063 236,489
Prepaid
71.41% 70.54% 69.50% 67.48% 66.85% 66.16% 64.86% 62.80%
Density
125.42 123.03 121.64 118.04 117.20 116.65 115.93 113.52
Addtions
-4 -4,403 -2,379 -6,962 -1,276 -674 -1,061 -4,574
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

Annual

 

Thousands 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cellulars 280,729 257,814 244,067 236,489
Prepaid 75.85% 71.58% 67.48% 62.80%
Density 137.96 125.67 118.04 113.52
Additions 9,629 -22,915 -13,748 -7,578

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Thousand
December
2017
January 2018
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 32,414 31,376 13.3% -1,037 -1,037
3G (WCDMA)* 83,603 80,994 34.3% -2,608 -2,608
LTE 102,238 105,497 44.7% 3,259 3,259
CDMA* 0.340 0.289 0.0% 0 -0.051
Total Terminais de Dados 18,234 18,362 7.8% 128 128
- Broadband Data Term. 3,014 2,902 1.2% -113 -113
- M2M Data Term. 15,219 15,460 6.5% 241 241
Special M2M 6,279 7,034 3.0% 755 755
Standard M2M 8,941 8,427 3.6% -514 -514
Total 236,489 236,230 100.0% -259 -259

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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