Monday, March 19, 2012

Cellular Telecommunications: Crisis pushes 3G goes far away and the enabling of new lines

Brazil finished in February 2012 with nearly 247.6 million active lines and in mobile teledensity of 126.45 lines per 100 inhabitants. The absolute number of new qualifications (2.4 million) is the largest recorded in the month of February in the last 13 years and represents an increase of 0.99% compared to January 2012. 3G terminals (mobile broadband) totaled 47.2 million hits.

The relevant fact is the strong growth of 3G in Brazil. The WCDMA, Third Generation, already accounts for 15.72% of the base, with only 3G phones - 38,928,376 million. The access terminals (modems) had 3.34%, or 8,259,093 million. Adding both the 3G reaches 19.06% of total Brazilian mobile telephony. The growth of technology is a detail to be observed - 4.62% - compared to January of this year, a pace that shows that the new qualifications are happening in 3G.

Also in February, according to Anatel, the total access lines in operation in the country, 202.8 million were prepaid (81.89%) and 44.8 million postpaid (18.11%). In February, the teledensity increased by 0.93% (up from 125.29 in January 2012 to 126.45). Twenty-six Federal States have access to a higher rate per capita in service.

In the competition for mobile telephony, Vivo following in the lead with 29.85% market share, or 73,916,795 million subscribers. The TIM is consolidated in the second position with 26.62% or 65,916,842 million subscribers. The course sees its distance to the TIM - who fought a duel in 2010 strong - and increasing sum 24.66% or 61,066,484 million. The Hi follows the last position with 18.56% or 45,965,200 million subscribers.

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