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Mobile Market in Brazil: 3G devices will overcome 2G by July/2014

Country had 105.4 million of handsets with 3G access in March/2014. João Rezende — president of the National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ) — says operators need to invest in a data network.

According to João Rezende — president of the National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ) — mobile phones with third generation broadband (3G) will overcome the second generation (2G) in Brazil between June and July this year.

Between January and March of 2014, the number of 3G handsets in the country increased from 97.8 million to 105.4 million, according to the latest statement released by the agency. 2G devices are falling: there were 157.5 million in January and in March, 150.4 million.

“There is a desire of citizens to access the mobile internet service, and we have to rapidly expand the network infrastructure to support the growth of third-generation traffic,” said Rezende during a recent public hearing before the House of Representatives. 3G networks allow higher speed data transmission, compared to 2G.

Today the country already have phones that allow access to mobile broadband fourth generation (4G) service. According to a survey by Anatel in March were 2 million of them.

Audits made by Anatel starting in 2012 has shown that the quality of Internet access is the main problem of mobile telephony in Brazil.

via Economy – Mobile Phones with 3G 2G must overcome until July, says president of Anatel.

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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