Information Technology in Brazil: Computer reached 45% of Brazilian households in 2011
The presence of computers in Brazilian homes rose from 35% in 2010 to 45% in 2011, according to the ICT Households released on recently by the Steering Committee of the Internet in Brazil (CGI.br). Internet access was present in 38% of homes last year, an increase from 27% in 2010.
Data were obtained from interviews with 25,000 households in Brazil. The survey was produced by the Center for Information and Coordination Center (NIC.br), through its Center for the Study of Information Technology and Communication (CETIC.br).
Among households with a computer, 79% of households had desktops, against 39% of notebooks. According to the survey, 95% of households in 2008 had a desktop computer, while laptops were present in only 10% of households.
The study also shows that the presence of laptops in homes class C almost doubled last year compared to 2010, reaching 28% of households. Already both types of computers in the home tie Class A – laptops are present in 81% of homes, compared with 82% of desktops.
The TCI Domicilios 2011 began measuring for the first time the presence of the tablets in Brazilian homes. While only 1% of the total households have a digital pad, the proportion of class A already reaches 10%.