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Brazil - Telecoms Infrastructure, Operators, Regulations - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 98 Pages
  • May 2019
  • Region: Brazil
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 1801993
The Brazilian fixed-line market has been adversely affected by consumers substituting services for mobile and VoIP solutions. The number of fixed lines continues to fall slowly, despite gains in the VoIP sector. VoIP services in Brazil are not regulated by the telecoms regulator and are offered by many service providers. The main Brazilian VoIP providers are Net Serviços and Telefónica.

Internet connectivity in Brazil is provided by a number of submarine cables to the USA, Central and South America, Africa and the Caribbean. New cable systems are due to come into service which will increase bandwidth and push down broadband prices for end-users. Investments are ongoing into extensive terrestrial cables between Brazil, Argentina and Chile which will connect to the EllaLink cable and provide a link between Sao Paulo and both Lisbon and Madrid.

Given the remoteness of many communities, satellite communications have retained an important role in Brazil. The Amazon jungles of the north make satellites the major communication platform, as it is almost impossible to lay fibre optic cable in the thick vegetation.

The bulk of the market is divided between three key operators: Telefónica, América Móvil and Oi.

Telefónica operates through Telefónica Brasil, which has integrated its fixed-line and mobile services under the brand name Vivo. The América Móvil group in Brazil comprises long-distance incumbent Embratel, mobile operator Claro, and cable TV provider Net Serviços. The group has merged its divisions, including Embratel, and provides fixed and mobile services under the Claro brand, previously used only for mobile services. Oi offers fixed-line and mobile services under the Oi brand name.

This report provides a review of Brazil's telecom market including infrastructure and the regulatory environment. It profiles the main fixed-line operators and provides relevant statistics and analyses.

Key Developments:

EllaLink cable system making progress;
GlobeNet and Facebook start laying the 2,500km Malbec cable;
Seabras-1 cable to provide direct route between the US and Brazil;
SAIL submarine cable running between Brazil and Cameroon completed;
Government studies Northern Connection cable network across the Amazon basin;
Report update includes the regulators market data updates to March 2019, operator data to Q1 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Vivo (Telefônica Brasil), TIM Brasil, Oi, Embratel, Net Serviços, GVT, CTBC, Global Crossing, Star One, TelesatBrasil, Hispamar, Telebrás, Claro, TIM Brasil, Intelig, Algar Telecom, Sercomtel, GVT.

Table of Contents

1 Key statistics2 Country overview
3 Telecommunications market
3.1 Historical overview
3.2 Market analysis
4 Regional Latin America Market Comparison
4.1 Telecom Maturity Index by tier
4.2 TMI versus GDP
4.3 Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
4.4 Fixed and mobile broadband penetration
5 Regulatory environment
5.1 Regulatory developments
5.2 General Plan for Updating Telecom Regulations (PGR)
5.3 Regulatory authority
5.4 Privatisation of Telebrás
5.5 Telecom sector liberalisation in Brazil
5.6 General Competition Plan
5.7 Concessions and authorisations
5.8 Mirror companies
5.9 Universal service goals
5.10 Government telecom funds (Fust, Fistel, and Funttel)
5.11 Number Portability (NP)
5.12 Access
5.13 Interconnection
5.14 Fixed-line contract renewal 2006
5.15 Fixed-line contract renewal 2011
6 Fixed network operators
6.1 Overview of fixed network market
6.2 Oi (Telemar)
6.3 Vivo (Telefônica Brasil)
6.4 Embratel (Claro)
6.5 Global Village Telecom (GVT)
6.6 TIM Brasil
6.7 CTBC/Algar Telecom
6.8 Sercomtel
7 Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.3 Infrastructure developments
7.4 Smart infrastructure
8 Related reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Brazil 2018 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Brazil 2000 2018
Table 3 Telecommunications revenue 2000 - 2018
Table 4 Proportion of telecom revenue by segment 2000 2017
Table 5 Telecom revenue by segment 2005 2017
Table 6 Telecommunications investment 2000 2017
Table 7 Proportion of telecom investment by segment 2000 2014
Table 8 Fixed lines in service operators' market share 2006 2018
Table 9 Oi revenue by service 2012 2018
Table 10 Oi EBITDA, capex (Brazil) 2012- 2018
Table 11 Oi fixed lines in service 1999 2018
Table 12 Vivo fixed lines in service 1999 2018
Table 13 Claro Brazil fixed lines in service 2006 2018
Table 14 Claro Brazil fixed-line RGUs 2013 2019
Table 15 Claro Brazil fixed-line revenue 2013 2019
Table 16 Claro Brazil financial data 2013 2019
Table 17 Vivo (GVT) financial data (historic) 2012 2014
Table 18 Vivo (GVT) revenue by service (historic) 2012 2013
Table 19 Vivo (GVT) fixed lines in service (historic) 2006 2015
Table 20 TIM Brasil fixed lines in service 2012 - 2018
Table 21 Algar Telecom fixed lines in service 2012 2018
Table 22 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2009
Table 23 Fixed lines in service and teledensity 2010 2018
Table 24 International internet bandwidth 2004 2016
List of Charts
Chart 1 Evolution of telecom revenue in Brazil 2010 2018
Chart 2 Telecom revenue by segment 2005 2017
Chart 12 Oi revenue by service 2012 2018
Chart 13 Evolution of fixed lines in service 2005 2018
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Map of Brazil
Exhibit 5 Regions and states of Brazil
Exhibit 6 Regions and states of Brazil
Exhibit 7 Regions and States of Brazil
Exhibit 8 Atlantic Cable System planned
Exhibit 9 Geostationary satellites operating in Brazil

Companies Mentioned

  • Vivo (Telefônica Brasil)
  • TIM Brasil
  • Oi
  • Embratel
  • Net Serviços
  • GVT
  • CTBC
  • Global Crossing
  • Star One
  • TelesatBrasil
  • Hispamar
  • Telebrás
  • Claro
  • TIM Brasil
  • Intelig
  • Algar Telecom
  • Sercomtel
  • GVT.