10/22/2019

Mobile Statistics in Brazil
Brazil Market Share 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 Aug/19: 228.2 million

 

 

Net Additions by Month (Millon)

 

 

Mobile Accesses

 

  Aug/18 Dec/18 Jul/19 Aug/19
Mobile Accesses 234,366 229,211 228,585 228,248
Prepaid 59.47% 56.52% 54.00% 53.60%
Density 111.96 109.24 108.50 108.28
Month Growth -383 -2,617 194 -337
-0.2% -1.1% 0.1% -0.1%
Annual Growth -2,122 -7,278 -626 -963
-0.9% -3.1% -0.3% -0.4%
Growth in 1 year -7,801 -7,278 -6,165 -6,119
-3.2% -3.1% -2.6% -2.6%

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

 

 

Prepaid Cellulars

 

  Aug/18 Dec/18 Jul/19 Aug/19
Prepaid Accesses 139,386 129,549 123,434 122,345
Month Growth -1,440 -3,829 -435 -1,089
-1.0% -2.9% -0.4% -0.9%
Year Growth -9,123 -18,960 -6,116 -7,204
-6.1% -12.8% -4.7% -5.6%
Growth in 1 year -19,097 -18,960 -17,393 -17,041
-12.0% -12.8% -12.4% -12.2%

 

 

Postpaid Cellulars

 

  Aug/18 Dec/18 Jul/19 Aug/19
Postpaid Accesses 94,980 99,661 105,151 105,902
Month Growth 1,058 1,211 629 752
1.1% 1.2% 0.6% 0.7%
Year Growth 7,001 11,682 5,489 6,241
8.0% 13.3% 5.5% 6.3%
Growth in 1 year 11,296 11,682 11,228 10,922
13.5% 13.3% 12.0% 11.5%

 

 

 

Quarterly

 

  1Q18 2Q18 3Q18 4Q18 1Q19 2Q19
Cellulars
235,786 235,076 234,254 229,211 228,881 228,390
Prepaid
61.56% 60.36% 59.07% 56.52% 55.33% 54.24%
Density
112.98 112.44 111.84 109.24 108.89 108.47
Addtions
-702 -710 -822 -5,043 -330 -491
Note: active mobile accesses, Density calculated based on IBGE's population projection for the respective month.

 

Annual

 

Thousands 2016 2017 2018
Cellulars 244,067 236,489 229,211
Prepaid 67.48% 62.80% 56.52%
Density 118.04 113.52 109.24
Additions -13,748 -7,578 -7,278

 

 

Mobile Accesses per Technology

 

Thousand
December
2018
August 2019
Number of Cellulars
Month Growth
Year Growth
GSM* 24,850 19,935 8.7% -301 -4,904
3G (WCDMA)* 52,371 37,959 16.6% -1,796 -14,384
LTE 129,842 145,238 63.6% 1,461 15,374
CDMA* 0,491 0,461 0.0% 0 -0,030
Total Terminais de Dados 22,148 25,115 11.0% 299 2,961
- Broadband Data Term. 2,358 2,210 1.0% -6 -153
- M2M Data Term. 19,790 22,905 10.0% 304 3,114
Special M2M 8,445 9,065 4.0% 190 619
Standard M2M 11,345 13,840 6.1% 115 2,495
Total 229,211 228,248 100.0% -337 -963

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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