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Brazil - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses

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  • 363 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Brazil
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
  • ID: 4704018
Brazil Gains Further Increases in Bandwidth

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brisanet
  • Copel
  • Ericsson
  • Hispamar
  • Neovia
  • Star One

Brazil’s operators prepare to increase 5G rollouts with additional spectrum

The recently concluded multi-spectrum auction held in Brazil was dominated by the incumbent telcos, though there was room for several smaller players to secure regional licences.

 

The licensees are obliged to provide 5G services to all capital cities by July 2022, as well as to about 35,780km of the national highway network. Unusually, all licenses can potentially be used to provide wholesale services.

 

The auction raised R$47.2 billion, though R$7.44 billion of this has tentatively been deferred to encourage the licensees to extend services into underserved areas.

 

Since 2020 the government has come under pressure from the US to ban Chinese companies such as Huawei from being involved in building 5G networks, due to security concerns. However, Brazil opted not to impose restrictions on the use of Huawei’s 5G network equipment. Huawei already supplies equipment for nearly half of the 3G and LTE networks in Brazil, and excluding it would have cost billions of dollars to replace. Following the auction, Huawei was quick to negotiate with licensees, most being existing long-term customers.

 

Despite the auction delay, operators have launched 5G services on a limited basis. Telefónica is developing 5G services for industrial processes using AI and machine learning at its lab in Madrid, and user cases will initially be deployed in Germany and Brazil.

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Brisanet
  • Copel
  • Ericsson
  • Hispamar
  • Neovia
  • Star One

Key StatisticsCountry overview
Covid-19 and its impact on the telecom sector
  • Economic considerations and responses
  • Subscribers
  • Infrastructure

Telecommunications market
  • Historical overview
  • Market analysis

Regulatory environment
  • Regulatory developments
  • General Plan for Updating Telecom Regulations (PGR)
  • General Telecommunications Act
  • Regulatory authority
  • Fixed-line developments
  • Mobile network developments

Mobile market
  • Mobile statistics
  • Mobile infrastructure
  • Analogue networks
  • Digital networks
  • Mobile data
  • Mobile broadband
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M)
  • Major mobile operators
  • Mobile content and applications

Fixed-line broadband market
  • Introduction and statistical overview
  • Broadband statistics
  • Fixed-line broadband technologies
  • Other fixed broadband services

Digital economy
  • Internet of Things

Fixed network operators
  • Overview of fixed network market
  • Oi
  • Vivo (Telefônica Brasil)
  • Embratel (Claro)
  • Global Village Telecom (GVT)
  • TIM Brasil
  • CTBC/Algar Telecom
  • Sercomtel

Telecommunications infrastructure
  • National telecom network
  • Fixed-line statistics
  • International infrastructure
  • Infrastructure developments
  • Smart infrastructure
  • Data centres

Appendix Historic dataGlossary of abbreviationsRelated Reports
List of Tables
Table 1 Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Brazil 2021 (e)
Table 2 Evolution of GDP in Brazil 2011 2021
Table 3 Change in telecommunications revenue and proportion to GDP 2011 2021
Table 4 Change in proportion of telecom revenue by segment 2011 2021
Table 5 Development of telecom revenue by segment (R$ billion) 2011 2021
Table 6 Change in telecommunications investment and proportion of revenue 2011 2021
Table 7 Change in telecommunications investment by sector (R$ billion) 2009 2018
Table 8 Change in proportion of telecom investment by segment 2009 2018
Table 9 Revenue for government telecom funds (R$ billion) 2016 2020
Table 10 Change in the number of fixed number portings 2015 2021
Table 11 Growth in the number of annual mobile numbers ported 2011 2021
Table 12 Decline in the MTR (R$/minute) 2016 2019
Table 13 Growth in the number of mobile towers by operator 2011 2021
Table 14 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2026
Table 15 Change in the prepaid/postpaid ratio of mobile connections 2011 2021
Table 16 Change in mobile voice and data ARPU (R$ per month) 2011 2021
Table 17 Mobile ARPU - major operators (R$ per month) 2009 2021
Table 18 Change in mobile market share of subscriptions by technology 2009 2021
Table 19 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2013 2021
Table 20 Development in the number of LTE subscribers by operator (million) 2013 2021
Table 21 Change in LTE subscriber market share by operator 2014 2021
Table 22 3G and LTE network population coverage 2011 2021
Table 23 LTE geographic and population coverage by operator 2021 (September)
Table 24 3G municipal coverage 2011 2021
Table 25 Decline in the number of 3G subscribers and market share 2011 2021
Table 26 Decline in the number of GSM subscribers 2011 2021
Table 27 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 28 Mobile broadband accesses by major operator (million) 2013 2021
Table 29 Mobile broadband accesses by minor operator (thousand) 2013 2021
Table 30 Increase in mobile broadband population coverage by major operator 2011 2021
Table 31 Change in the market share of mobile broadband accesses by major operator 2018 2021
Table 32 M2M terminals 2011 2021
Table 33 Mobile operators' market share of subscribers 2011 2021
Table 34 Change in the number of Vivo's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 35 Increase in the number of Vivo's LTE subscribers and penetration 2015 2019
Table 36 Growth in Vivo's mobile data traffic 2013 2019
Table 37 Development of Vivo's mobile financial data ( million) 2013 2021
Table 38 Development of TIM Brasil's financial data (R$ billion) 2009 2021
Table 39 Development of TIM Brasil's financial data ( billion) 2011 2021
Table 40 Change in the number of TIM Brasil's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 41 Development of Claro Brazil's mobile revenue 2009 2021
Table 42 Growth in the number of Claro Brazil's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 43 Decline in Oi's mobile revenue 2012 2021
Table 44 Change in the number of Oi's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 45 Change in Oi's mobile ARPU 2016 2020
Table 46 Nextel revenue 2010 2019
Table 47 Nextel Brazil financial data (R$ million) 2017 2019
Table 48 Nextel Brazil ARPU (R$ per month) 2017 2019
Table 49 Change in the number of Nextel Brazil's mobile subscribers 2011 2019
Table 50 Nextel Brazil - mobile subscribers by type 2015 2018
Table 51 Development of Algar Telecom's financial data (R$ million) 2010 2021
Table 52 Algar Telecom voice revenue (mobile and fixed) 2009 2021
Table 53 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom's mobile connections 2011 2021
Table 54 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom's mobile subscribers by type 2018 2021
Table 55 Decline in the number of Sercomtel's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Table 56 MVNO subscribers 2012 2021
Table 57 Port Seguro mobile subscribers 2012 2019
Table 58 ARQIA mobile subscribers 2013 2021
Table 59 Schools connected via the broadband for Schools program 2009 2018
Table 60 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Table 61 Change in the fixed broadband market share of subscribers by main operator 2011 2021
Table 62 Fixed broadband accesses by technology (thousand) 2017 2021
Table 63 Growth in the number of cable modem subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Table 64 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Table 65 Change in the number of Oi's broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 66 Growth in the number of Claro's fixed broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 67 Change in the number of Vivo's broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 68 Telefônica Brasil (Vivo) FttP homes passed and connected 2011 2021
Table 69 Growth in the number of TIM Brasil's broadband subscribers 2012 2021
Table 70 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom' broadband subscribers 2009 2021
Table 71 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Table 72 Growth in the number of Vivo's FttP/C connections 2014 2021
Table 73 Change in the number of satellite broadband connections 2014 2021
Table 74 Internet users and penetration 2011 2019
Table 75 Fixed broadband connections by speed (thousand) 2014 2021
Table 76 Change in operator market share of fixed lines 2011 2021
Table 77 Development of Oi's revenue by service (R$ million) 2011 2021
Table 78 Development of Oi's EBITDA, capex (Brazil) (R$ million) 2012 2021
Table 79 Decline in the number of Oi's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Table 80 Decline in the number of Vivo's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Table 81 Decline in the number of Claro Brazil's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Table 82 Decline in the number of Claro Brazil's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2021
Table 83 Decline in Claro Brazil's fixed-line revenue 2013 2021
Table 84 Development of Claro Brazil's financial data (R$ billion) 2013 2021
Table 85 Decline in the number of TIM Brazil's fixed lines in service 2012 2021
Table 86 Change in the number of Algar Telecom's fixed lines in service 2012 2021
Table 87 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
Table 88 Fixed lines in service by Incumbents and CLECs 2018 2021
Table 89 International internet bandwidth 2011 2017
Table 90 Historic - Mobile market share by technology 2004 2010
Table 91 Historic - Mobile prepaid/postpaid ratio 2003 2010
Table 92 Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate 1997 2010
Table 93 Historic - Mobile operators' market share of subscribers 2002 2010
Table 94 Historic - Oi mobile subscribers 2002 2010
Table 95 Historic - Claro Brazil mobile subscribers 2002 2010
Table 96 Historic - Vivo mobile subscribers 2002 2010
Table 97 Historic - Sercomtel mobile subscribers 2003 2010
Table 98 Historic - TIM Brasil mobile subscribers 2002 2010
Table 99 Historic - Algar Telecom mobile subscribers 2003 2010
Table 100 Historic - Nextel Brazil's mobile subscribers 2002 2010
Table 101 Historic - Internet users and penetration 1998 2010
Table 102 Historic - Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2001 2010
Table 103 Historic - Share of fixed/fixed wireless broadband subscriptions by platform 2010 2015
Table 104 Historic - Cable modem subscribers and penetration 2001 2010
Table 105 Historic - DSL subscribers and penetration 2001 2010
Table 106 Historic - Wi-Fi hotspots in service 2013 2016
Table 107 Historic - Oi broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 108 Historic - GVT - broadband subscribers 2004 2015
Table 109 Historic - Broadband operators' market share 2003 2010
Table 110 Historic - Internet access market share by platform 2005 2015
Table 111 Historic - Average broadband access speed (download) 2007 2017
Table 112 Historic - Claro's broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 113 Historic - Vivo's fixed broadband subscribers 2001 2010
Table 114 Historic - Fixed lines in service and teledensity 1995 2010
Table 115 Historic - Operator market share of fixed lines 2006 2010
Table 116 Historic - Telecommunications investment 2000 2010
Table 117 Historic - Proportion of telecom investment by segment 2000 2010
Table 118 Historic - Evolution of GDP in Brazil 2000 2010
Table 119 Historic - Telecommunications revenue and proportion to GDP 2000 2010
Table 120 Historic - Proportion of telecom revenue by segment 2000 2010
Table 121 Historic - Telecom revenue by segment (R$ billion) 2000 2010
Table 122 Historic - Oi's fixed lines in service 1999 2010
Table 123 Historic - Vivo's fixed lines in service 1999 2010
Table 124 Historic - Vivo (GVT) financial data ( million) 2012 2014
Table 125 Historic - Vivo (GVT) revenue by service (R$ million) 2012 2013
Table 126 Historic - Vivo (GVT) fixed lines in service 2006 2015
Table 127 Historic - Growth in the number of annual mobile numbers ported 2008 2010
Table 128 Historic - Change in mobile voice and data ARPU (R$ / month) 2005 2010
Table 129 Historic - 3G and LTE network population coverage 2008 2010
Table 130 Historic - 3G municipal coverage 2008 2010
Table 131 Historic - Decline in the number of 3G subscribers and market share 2008 2010
Table 132 Historic - Decline in the number of GSM subscribers 2007 2010
Table 133 Historic - M2M terminals 2008 2010
Table 134 Historic - Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2008 2010
Table 135 Historic - Change in broadband market share of subscribers by main operator 2003 2010
Table 136 Historic - Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2008 2010
Table 137 Historic - Decline in the number of Claro Brazil's fixed lines in service 2006 2010
Table 138 Historic - Telefónica/Vivo FttP homes passed and connected 2008 2010
Table 139 Historic - Increase in mobile broadband population coverage by major operator 2008 2010
Table 140 Historic - International internet bandwidth 2004 2010
List of Charts
Chart 10 Change in telecommunications revenue and proportion to GDP 2011 2021
Chart 11 Change in proportion of telecom revenue by segment 2011 2021
Chart 12 Development of telecom revenue by segment 2011 2021
Chart 13 Change in telecommunications investment and proportion of revenue 2011 2021
Chart 14 Change in telecommunications investment by sector 2009 2018
Chart 15 Change in telecommunications investment by sector 2009 2018
Chart 16 Revenue for government telecom funds (R$ billion) 2016 2020
Chart 17 Growth in the number of annual mobile numbers ported 2011 2021
Chart 18 Decline in the MTR 2016 2019
Chart 19 Growth in the number of mobile towers by operator 2011 2021
Chart 20 Growth in the number of active mobile subscribers and penetration rate 2011 2026
Chart 21 Change in the prepaid/postpaid ratio of mobile connections 2011 2021
Chart 22 Change in mobile voice and data ARPU 2011 2021
Chart 23 Mobile ARPU (R$ per month) - major operators 2009 2021
Chart 24 Change in mobile market share of subscriptions by technology 2009 2021
Chart 25 Growth in the number of LTE subscribers 2013 2021
Chart 26 Development in the number of LTE subscribers by operator 2013 2021
Chart 27 Change in LTE subscriber market share by operator 2014 2021
Chart 28 Decline in the number of 3G subscribers and market share 2011 2021
Chart 29 Growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 30 Mobile broadband accesses by major operator (million) 2013 2021
Chart 31 Increase in mobile broadband population coverage by major operator 2011 2021
Chart 32 Change in the market share of mobile broadband accesses by major operator 2018 2021
Chart 33 Mobile operators' market share of subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 34 Change in the number of Vivo's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 35 Increase in the number of Vivo's LTE subscribers and penetration 2015 2019
Chart 36 Development of Vivo's mobile financial data () 2013 2021
Chart 37 Development of TIM Brasil's mobile financial data 2009 2021
Chart 38 Development of TIM Brasil's financial data () 2011 2021
Chart 39 Change in the number of TIM Brasil's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 40 Development of Claro Brazil's mobile revenue 2009 2021
Chart 41 Growth in the number of Claro Brazil's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 42 Decline in Oi's mobile revenue 2012 2021
Chart 43 Change in the number of Oi's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 44 Development of Algar Telecom' financial data 2010 2021
Chart 45 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom's mobile subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 46 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom's mobile subscribers by type 2018 2021
Chart 47 MVNO subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 48 Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2011 2026
Chart 49 Change in broadband market of subscribers by main operator 2011 2021
Chart 50 Fixed broadband accesses by technology 2017 2021
Chart 51 Growth in the number of cable modem subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Chart 52 Decline in the number of DSL subscribers and penetration 2011 2021
Chart 53 Change in the number of Oi's broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 54 Growth in the number of Claro's broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 55 Change in the number of Vivo's broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 56 Telefônica Brasil (Vivo) FttP homes passed and connected 2011 2021
Chart 57 Growth in the number of TIM Brasil's broadband subscribers 2012 2021
Chart 58 Growth in the number of Algar Telecom' broadband subscribers 2009 2021
Chart 59 Growth in the number of fibre broadband subscribers 2011 2021
Chart 60 Growth in the number of Vivo's FttP/C connections 2014 2021
Chart 61 Fixed broadband connections by speed 2014 2021
Chart 62 Change in operator market share of fixed lines 2011 2021
Chart 63 Development of Oi's revenue by service 2011 2021
Chart 64 Development of Oi's EBITDA, capex (Brazil) 2012 2021
Chart 65 Decline in the number of Oi's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 66 Decline in the number of Vivo's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 67 Decline in the number of Claro Brazil's fixed lines in service 2011 2021
Chart 68 Decline in the number of Claro Brazil's fixed-line RGUs 2009 2021
Chart 69 Decline in Claro Brazil's fixed-line revenue 2013 2021
Chart 70 Development of Claro Brazil's financial data 2013 2021
Chart 71 Decline in the number of TIM Brazil's fixed lines in service 2012 2021
Chart 72 Change in the number of Algar Telecom's fixed lines in service 2012 2021
Chart 73 Decline in the number of fixed lines in service and teledensity 2011 2026
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 6 Map of Brazil
Exhibit 7 Regions and states of Brazil
Exhibit 8 H-band for 3G services lots, areas, and spectrum winners
Exhibit 9 Bands for 4G services blocks, winners, and price/MHz/population
Exhibit 10 700MHz auction results 2014
Exhibit 11 1800MHz, 1900MHz, 2.5GHz auction bids December 2015
Exhibit 12 Subdivision of Brazil into regions and areas for mobile licensing
Exhibit 13 Vivo concessions
Exhibit 14 TIM Brasil concession awards for frequency bands A, B, D, E
Exhibit 15 Claro Brazil concessions
Exhibit 16 Oi concession awards for frequency bands A, D, E, M
Exhibit 17 Regions and states of Brazil
Exhibit 18 Regions and states of Brazil
Exhibit 19 Regions and States of Brazil
Exhibit 20 Submarine cable network links to Brazil in 2021
Exhibit 21 Geostationary satellites operating in Brazil
Exhibit 22 Historic - LTE TDD deployments
Exhibit 23 Historic - LTE deployments
Exhibit 24 Historic - 3G network launches by operator 2007 2008
  • Telefônica Brasil (Vivo)
  • Brisanet
  • BTG Pactual
  • TIM Brasil
  • Claro
  • Huawei
  • Oi
  • Nextel Brasil
  • CTBC/Algar Telecom
  • Sercomtel Celular
  • Vodafone Brazil/ARQIA
  • Embratel
  • Ericsson
  • Google
  • GVT
  • Universo Online (UOL)
  • Net Serviços de Comunicação
  • Intelig
  • Neovia
  • Eletropaulo Telecom
  • Copel
  • BuscaPé
  • Global Crossing
  • Star One
  • TelesatBrasil
  • Hispamar
  • Telebrás
  • Intelig.