THE Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) released the numbers referring to the broadband and fixed telephony service of June 2019: connections above 34 Mb / s, considered by the agency to be “ultra broadband”, grew 75% in twelve months; meanwhile, the number of accesses at speeds up to 500 kb / s has halved. In addition, more than 3 million fixed lines were closed in the last year.
The internet service was included in over 1.28 million households in the last year. Claro (including NET) is the operator with the largest number of customers, followed by Vivo and Oi.
Altogether, small businesses have more accesses than Vivo and Oi. In total, there are 5.5 thousand small providers, but 506 of them did not send June numbers to Anatel.
See the data:
|Operator||Market share||Number of customers||Annual variation|
|sure||30.08%||9.53 million||+ 3.97%|
|Small carriers||25.91%||8.24 million||– 7.09%|
|Live||23.31%||7.39 million||– 2.62%|
|Hi||18.16%||5.75 million||– 1.5%|
The most used technology is xDSL, which uses a metallic telephone pair, with 11.1 million accesses, followed by cable, with 9.55 million accesses. Accesses via optical fiber add up to 7.2 million accesses, while 3.7 million households are served by other technologies.
Slow connections lose space for “ultra broadband”
The good news is that the contracted speed is increasing. In the last year, accesses above 34 Mb / s grew by 75.3%, an increase of 4.52 million; it was the only cut that showed growth. Accesses with speeds of up to 0.51 Mb / s were the lowest, with 372 thousand disconnections (down 48.5%).
It is very likely that this result will continue to be repeated in the coming months: operators are offering plans with increasing speeds, and access to fiber optic technologies is increasingly popular.
These are the speed ranges used in households in June 2019:
- up to 2 Mb / s: 14.2%
- 2 to 12 Mb / s: 27.9%
- 12 to 34 Mb / s: 24.6%
- above 34 Mb / s: 33.2%
Fixed telephone continues to lose market
In June 2019, Anatel recorded a total of 35.6 million fixed telephone lines, which continues to fall. In the last year, there was a reduction of more than 3 million lines.
The result is to be expected: the consumer habit has changed and the landline is no longer a necessary item for many people. The use of cell phone and internet ends up replacing traditional fixed lines.