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Internet in Brazil: mobile broadband has almost doubled in 2011

The mobile broadband service in Brazil almost doubled between 2010 and 2011, from 20.6 million to 41.1 million hits […]

The mobile broadband service in Brazil almost doubled between 2010 and 2011, from 20.6 million to 41.1 million hits, according to the balance of Broadband Huawei 2011, released on Tuesday 20. The survey was conducted by the manufacturer Huawei in partnership with the consultancy Teleco.

Also according to data released, the mobile broadband service was already available to 84% of the population in 2011-an increase of 15.7% over 2010. Regarding coverage, the research shows that last year, 48.6% of Brazilian municipalities were served by the service, compared to 23.4% the previous year.

This growth of mobile broadband should continue for the next year, according to projections of Teleco. The study shows that access may reach 73 million in 2012 and 124 million in 2014.

Estimates of worldwide growth done by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have shown that mobile broadband has also grown during the rest of the world in 2011. There was an increase of 26.2% in the global average, said Huawei.

The fixed broadband in Brazil grew 19.6% in 2011, with 16.5 million hits, compared to 13.8 million in the previous year, data released showed. Projections from the survey show that the country will reach 30 million visits to the World Cup.
via G1 – In 2011, mobile broadband has almost doubled in Brazil, says study – News in Technology and Games.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as VP of Design Strategy at SAP and lecturer of Project Management for UX at the M.Sc. Usability Engineering at the Rhein-Waal University of Applied Sciences .

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar has helped truly global companies in multiple continents create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

Itamar holds a MA in Design Practice from Northumbria University (Newcastle, UK), for which he received a Distinction Award for his thesis Creating Innovative Design Software Solutions within Collaborative/Distributed Design Environments.

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