05/28/2024

Cell Site and Attendance

In this page: Attendance data, Cell Sites and Levels of electromagnetic Radiation. Source: Anatel and Teleco.

 

Cell Sites in Brazil By Operator

Operator 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24 New
Cell Sites
TIM 30,322 34,991 35,837 36,307 470
Vivo 32,901 32,911 34,920 35,770 850
Claro 23,602 24,804 25,479 25,959 480
Brisanet 45 680 992 1,035 43
Algar 736 394 755 756 1
Sercomtel/Ligga 48 45 44 44 0
Sumicity - - 12 12 0
Unifique - 9 9 12 3
Winity - 1 1 1 0
Total 87,654 93,835 98,049 99,896 1,847

 

Cell Sites by Infrastructure Classification (Apr/24)

Type Algar Brisanet Claro Sercomtel Ligga TIM Unifique Vivo
COW - - 94 - 30 - 9
Fastsite - - 8 - - - -
Greenfield 269 - 14,403 1 12,271 - 15,292
Harmonizada - - 52 - 138 - -
Indoor 5 - 549 - 574 - 285
Outdoor - - 132 - - - 1
Ran Sharing - - 390 - 364 - 629
Rooftop 12 - 2,995 - 2,755 - 2,133
SmallCell 5 - 27 - 175 - 242
Streetlevel - - 61 - 466 - -
Not Identified 465 1,035 7,179 43 19,529 12 17,152

 

Cell Sites by Technology

The table below shows the number of cell sites by technology of each operator. It is important to emphasize that a cell site can contain equipment of more than one technology, with that the sum of cell sites by technology will be greater than the total of cell sites of the operator.

 

 

 

5G 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24 New Cell Sites
Vivo 1,830 3,781 4,574 4,825 251
Claro 2,093 6,057 6,911 7,578 667
TIM 3,824 7,848 8,283 8,525 242
Algar 46 161 182 182 0
Sercomtel/Ligga - 1 0 0 0
Brisanet 45 680 992 1,035 43
Unifique - 9 9 12 3
Total  7,838 18,537 20,951 22,157 1,206

ERBs 5G por tipo de Infraestrutura

Tipo de Infraestrutura Algar Brisanet Claro TIM Unifique Vivo
COW - - 22 17 - -
Fastsite - - 2 - - -
Greenfield 127 - 3,481 3,245 - 1,978
Harmonizada - - 29 28 - -
Indoor - - 118 63 - 8
Outdoor - - 84 - - -
Ran Sharing - - 75 4 - 33
Rooftop 8 - 2,213 1,522 - 829
SmallCell - - - 4 - 3
Streetlevel - - 32 93 - -
Não Identificadas 47 1,035 1,454 3,510 12 1,953
4G 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24 New Cell Sites
Vivo 29,715 29,513 31,619 32,186 567
Claro 22,140 24,144 24,698 25,226 528
TIM 27,561 29,304 30,332 30,779 447
Algar 372 356 477 496 19
Winity - 1 1 1 0
Brisanet 45 347 992 1,035 43
Sumicity - - 12 12 12
Unifique - 2 8 11 3
Total  79,833 83,667 88,139 89,746 1,607
3G 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24 New Cell Sites
Vivo 27,718 26,098 28,009 28,044 35
Claro 22,831 22,414 23,693 23,885 192
TIM 17,363 15,321 18,924 19,127 203
Algar 625 298 620 620 0
Sercomtel/Ligga 40 42 42 42 0
Total  68,577 64,173 71,288 71,718 430
2G 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24 New Cell Sites
Vivo 16,688 15,293 16,750 17,127 377
Claro 17,507 18,714 18,932 19,042 110
TIM 15,621 17,782 19,499 19,613 114
Algar 411 228 402 402 0
Sercomtel/Ligga 45 38 38 38 0
Total  50,272 52,055 55,621 56,222 601

Number of Cell Sites in Brazil

Region 2022 2023 Mar/24 Apr/24
I 43,322 46,816 49,614 50,186
II 24,676 26,076 26,783 27,483
III 19,656 20,943 21,652 22,227
Total 87,654 93,835 98,049 99,896

 

Attendance: published by Anatel (Apr/24)

Anatel released the following datas: number of cell sites and attendance (covered cities and population) in Brazil.

SMP SMC State Cell Sites
I 3 Rio de Janeiro 9,132
Espírito Santo 2,640
4 Minas Gerais 11,466
8 Amazonas 1,490
Roraima 209
Pará 2,733
Amapá 275
Maranhão 2,132
9 Bahia 5,248
Sergipe 907
10 Piauí 1,354
Ceará 4,325
Rio Grande do Norte 1,607
Paraíba 1,707
Pernambuco 3,706
Alagoas 1,255
II 5 Paraná 6,179
Santa Catarina 4,110
6 Rio Grande do Sul 6,497
7 Mato Grosso do Sul 1,358
Mato Grosso 1,882
Goiás 3,453
Distrito Federal 2,135
Tocantins 868
Rondônia 680
Acre 321
III 1/2 São Paulo 22,227
Brazil 99,896

Source: Anatel

 

Cell Sites Acquisition in Brazil

Year Seller Buyer Towers Price US$ Price by Tower US$
2017 Highline SBA Communications 1,200 - -
2016 Telefonica Telxius 1,655 214,000,000 129,305
2015 Algar Telecom Highline do Brasil 125 16,000,000 128,000
2015 T4U Phoenix Tower 529 - -
2014 TIM American Tower 6,480 1,200,000,000 185,185
2014 BR Towers American Tower 4,630 978,000,000 211,231
2014 Oi SBA Communications 1,641 527,000,000 321,146
2013 Nextel American Tower 1,940 349,000,000 179,897
2013 Z-Sites American Tower 236 129,000,000 546,610
2013 Oi SBA Communications 2,007 645,000,000 321,375
2013 Nextel American Tower 2,790 413,000,000 148,029
2013 Oi SBA Communications 2,113 343,000,000 162,328
2013 Oi BR Towers 2,113 251,000,000 118,788
2013 Oi Grupo TorreSur 2,113 293,000,000 138,665
2013 Telefonica American Tower 93 18,000,000 193,548
2013 Sitesharing BR Towers 100 - -
2012 Telefonica SBA Communications 800 178,000,000 222,500
2012 Oi Grupo TorreSur 1,208 258,000,000 213,576
2012 Telefonica American Tower 192 33,000,000 171,875
2012 Telefonica BR Towers  1,912 252,000,000 131,799
2012 Telefonica American Tower  1,500 225,000,000 150,000
2011 Telefonica Grupo TorreSur 1,358 206,000,000 151,694
2011 Sitesharing American Tower 666 585,000,000 878,378

Source: TowerXchange and Teleco

 

Cell Sites authorized by Anatel

Cell Sites data bases

Anatel available in its site: Cell Sites addresses per cities and operators in Brazil.

STFC Radiocommunication Stations

 

Electromagnetic Radiation

The cellular antenna radiation levels in ERBs are defined in the Regulation about limitation of the electric fields exposition, magnetic and electromagnetic in the radiofrequency band between 9 KHz and 300 GHz. Annex to the resolution n. 303 from july 2nd of 2002. Click here and check the Regulation ( in portuguese)

 

How far should we stay from cellular antennas?

Minimum distance of the antennas to be lesser exposed:

minimum distance (m) = 8.16 sqrt (e.r.p/f)

which f is the frequency, in MHz and

e.r.p. is the radiated effective power in the direction of bigger antenna gain, in watt.

 

Usual Values of Minimum distance

Using a usual band value found in cellular systems to the interested frequencies , we have:

 

  E.R.P.
1.000 W 100 W 10 W 1 W
f = 800 MHz 9.1 m 2.9 m 0.9 m 0.3 m
f = 1,800 MHz 6.1 m 1.9 m 0.6 m 0.2 m

 

 

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