06/11/2024

Mobile Statistics in Brazil
Brazil Market Share  

In this page: Cellular statistics in Brazil, prepaid (%), cellulars per technology (GSM, CDMA, TDMA, AMPS) and per band. Source: Anatel.

Mobile Acesses in Brazil

 

 

Mobile Accesses

Thousand Apr/23 Dec/23 Mar/24 Apr/24
Mobile Accesses 251,097 256,354 258,168 258,971
Prepaid 43.84% 41.93% 41.49% 41.35%
Density 116.42 118.41 119.09 119.41
Month Growth -68 1,322 805 802
0.0% 0.5% 0.3% 0.3%
Annual Growth -891 4,366 1,815 2,617
-0.4% 1.7% 0.7% 1.0%
Growth in 1 year -8,144 4,366 7,003 7,873
-3.1% 1.73% 2.8% 3.1%

 

Prepaid Cellulars

Thousand Apr/23 Dec/23 Mar/24 Apr/24
Prepaid Accesses 110,093 107,486 107,124 107,081
Month Growth -875 222 -44 -43
-0.8% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Year Growth -1,827 -4,434 -362 -405
-1.6% -4.0% -0.3% -0.4%
Growth in 1 year -9,676 -4,434 -3,844 -3,012
-8.1% -3.96% -3.5% -2.7%

 

Postpaid Cellulars

Thousand Apr/23 Dec/23 Mar/24 Apr/24
Postpaid Accesses 141,004 148,868 151,044 151,890
Month Growth 807 1,100 849 845
0.6% 0.7% 0.6% 0.6%
Year Growth 936 8,800 2,177 3,022
0.7% 6.3% 1.5% 2.0%
Growth in 1 year 1,532 8,800 10,847 10,886
1.1% 6.28% 7.7% 7.7%

 

Quarterly

Thousand 1Q23 2Q23 3Q23 4Q23 1Q24
Cellulars 251,166 251,521 252,978 256,354 258,168
Prepaid 44.18% 43.31% 42.56% 41.93% 41.49%
Density 116.51 116.51 117.02 118,41 119.09
Addtions -822 356 1,457 3,376 1,815
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

Annual

Thousands 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cellulars 226,674 234,067 254,711 251,988 256,354
Prepaid 51.6% 49.2% 46.8% 44.41% 41.93%
Density 107.29 110.07 119.03 117.06 118.41
Additions -2,528 7,394 20,644 -2,723 4,366

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

Since Jan/19 Anatel reports the number od mobile accesses by technology, including data terminals.

Thousand 1Q23 2Q23 3Q23 4Q23 1Q24 Apr/24 ∆Month ∆Year
2G 22,725 21,580 21,112 20,766 20,220 20,242 22 -524
3G 22,780 21,377 20,669 20,735 19,490 19,672 182 -1,063
4G 197,470 197,140 195,087 194,311 194,174 193,093 -1,081 -1,217
5G 8,191 11,426 16,110 20,542 24,284 25,963 1,679 5,421

 

Thousand 2020 2021 2022 2023
2G 27,018 27,463 25,827 20,766
3G 33,310 28,812 24,498 20,735
4G 173,739 197,211 195,908 194,311
5G - 1,226 5,755 20,542

 

The table below presents the number of data terminals reported.

Thousands 2023 April 2024
Accesses Month Growth Year Growth
2G - GSM 20,766 20,242 7.8% 22 -524
3G (WCDMA) 20,735 19,672 7.6% 181,75 -1,063
4G - LTE 194,311 193,093 74.6% -1,081 120,576
5G 20,542 25,963 10.0% 1,679 25,963
Note: Since 2019 technologies include data terminals.

 

M2M Terminals

Thousands 2023 April 2024
Accesses Month Growth Year Growth
- M2M Data Term. 43,059 43,586 16.8% 297 527
Special M2M 21,581 22,610 8.7% 197 1,028
Standard M2M 21,478 20,976 8.1% 100 -501

 

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.

 

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

 

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