Anatel reports 265.7m mobile connection at end-June

18 Jul 2013

Brazil’s telecoms regulator Anatel said the country was home to a total of 265.7 million mobile connections at 30 June 2013, up a net 215,300 (or 0.07%) from the previous month, compared to the 974,290 net additions (+0.37%) reported in May. The watchdog notes that mobile market leader Vivo Participacoes, a unit of Spain’s Telefonica, closed out June with a market share of 28.67%, up marginally from 28.66% a month earlier, while number two player TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil) narrowed the gap slightly with a 27.17% market share, from 27.12% previously. TIM Brasil is the local unit of Telecom Italia. Meanwhile, third spot was held by Telecom Americas (Claro), a subsidiary of Mexican powerhouse America Movil, with 25.01% – although it lost ground, having had 25.05% of the segment in May. Locally owned Oi SA retained fourth spot with 18.71%, down from 18.74%.