Internet in Brazil: nearly 80 million Internet users, says survey

Brazil had 79.9 million Internet users by the end of the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a survey released by Ibope. According to the study, growth was 2% over the previous quarter, 8% over the same period in 2010 and 19% over 2009.

Ibope said web access at home and at work were responsible for the growth of Internet users in the country.

According to the survey, Internet use at home or at work kept growing in 2012. In the first quarter of the year, access to these places reached 66 million people. Of these, 48.7 million were active users in February, representing a growth of 2.5% over the month of January and 18% of the 41.4 million the same month last year.

According to Ibope, the number of people who have a home computer with Internet reached 62.6 million. Of these, 39.7 million were active users in February 2012, an increase of 18% over the same month in 2011. The increase, according to the company, is the growth of households with broadband at speeds over 2 Mbps in two years, has grown over 300%.

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Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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