Monday, January 16, 2012

3G increases 99.31% in 2011 in Brazil

The 3G terminals - cellphones and mobile devices - totaled more than 41.1 million hits last year, which means an increase of 99.31% compared to 2010 (20.6 million), shows data released by Anatel, this Monday, 16/01.

Mobile phones have a wide margin. WCDMA terminals reached 33,240,409 million, but the technology still represents 13.72% of the total market, although supported by GSM equipment. The data terminals closed the year at 7,873,996 million, accounting for 3.25% of total 3G market.

Brazil finished 2011 with more than 242.2 million hits on the mobile phone. Last year, the Personal Mobile Service (SMP) recorded 39.3 million new lines (up 19.36%) and teledensity of 123.87 per 100 residents (an increase of 18.33%), reveals the ANATEL.

The absolute number of new lines is the highest in the last twelve years, surpassing even the growth registered in 2008, pre-global financial crisis, when there were 29,661,300 lines.

In 2011, the total number of accesses operating in the country, 191.2 million were prepaid (81.81%) and 44 million postpaid (18.19%). In the previous year (2010), there were 167.1 million pre-paid access (82.34%) and 35.8 million postpaid (17.66%).

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