Monday, January 16, 2012

Mobile telephony: Brazil beats record of new lines in 2011

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 skills (up 19.36%) and teledensity of 123.87 per 100 residents (an increase of 18.33%), reveals the Anatel in figures released on Monday, 16/01.

The absolute number of new skills 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 qualifications.

In December last year, teledensity increased by 2.53% (up from 120.81 in November to 123.87 in December). Compared to 2010 (index 104.68), the growth was 18.33%.

Throughout the year, more ten states (Sergipe, Acre, Amazonas, Ceará, Paraíba, Roraima, Alagoas, Bahia, Piauí and Pará) - exceeded the rate of access per capita in service and joined the other 16 states already had reached that mark. Also last year, the Federal District exceeded the rate of two mobile accesses in service per capita.

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%).

In the national ranking, Vivo finished in first place with 29.54% or 71,553,600 million subscribers. TIM, which bet on the classes C, D and E surpassed rival Claro and consolidated in the second position, getting 26.46% or 64,083,148 million.

The Claro finished the year with 24.93% or 60,379,502 million subscribers. The Oi emerges in fourth position with 18.78% or 45,484,082 million subscribers. CTBC, operating in the mining triangle, and in some cities of Sao Paulo, closed the year with 653.905 million subscribers, accounting for 0.07%.

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