4G Grows But 3G Still Covers More Than Half of the Brazilian Market

Despite the incessant works to expand the fourth generation of mobile telephony in Brazil, 3G still occupies the largest share in the market.However, the government stresses that it intends to reverse the current framework in the country, and guarantees that it is negotiating with the operators to implement 4G nationwide, since 4G already occupies more than half of the planet’s predilection, would be beneficial for the Brazilian customers.

4G Grows But 3G Still Covers More Than Half of the Brazilian Market

Even though 4G is not yet a unanimous alternative, technology continues to grow in the country , according to reports released by Anatel last week.Indeed carriers are determined to accelerate the migration of their 3G customers to 4G, not only in order to offer a higher quality service but also to increase profitability.

According to a survey released this week by Teleco, América Móvil Claro is the operator that has more access via 3G devices, with 74.2% representing a market share of 32.52%.The second place was with TIM, with 51.7% in 3G accesses.On the other hand, the operator Oi appeared in the third position, with 50.6% in the slice, with the fourth place reserved for Vivo, with 47.7%.

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The third generation of mobile telephony covers about 56.2% of the total base of active accesses in our country.Even with demand for a device with 4G support, there is still a long way for the technology to grow in line with the operators’ expectations.

Currently Vivo is the one that has the most access via 4G handsets, with 35.46%.TIM ranks second in the market with 27.65%.Claro and Oi appear with a much lower number, being respectively 19.35% and 15.45%.

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It is noteworthy that Oi, due to its financial crisis, did not participate in the auction of 700 Mhz .Taking into account the latest Anatel publications for the month of August, Brazil finished the eighth month of the year with 252 million active chips, for comparison purposes, the beginning of the year had 257.8 million.

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Reports show that the drop was mainly concentrated in 2G customers, which declined 11.2 million hits, but the 4G coming against it, took an impressive share, with 25.4 million for 46.3 million customers In the year 2016.