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Internet in Brazil: lagging behind in the “Internet World Cup”

Brazil has the ninth worst average internet speed among 32 countries that are participating in the World Cup, according to a survey of Globo’s G1 with data provided by the infrastructure company Akamai network […]

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Internet in Brazil: IDB report warns about digital divide

Infrastructure problems and lack of familiarity of the users make Brazil a country that goes ‘two-speed’ internet, according to data presented recently by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) […]

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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.

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Mobile Devices in Brazil: 4G offer grows, but price remains high

Model offering of smartphones with mobile Internet fourth generation 4G more than doubled in the last six months in Brazil, but the high price and network challenges still limit the broadening of the user base of this technology […]

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Internet in Brazil: In 38% of homes at least 1 person accesses the web on mobile phones

In more than a third of all households in Brazil (38.1%), at least one person accesses the internet via cell phone, says survey released recently by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA). The study also shows that 40.8% of households have internet access and that 68% of users claim to use the service daily.

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Information Technology in China: Smart City plans for Shanghai

Can you imagine such a “smart city” life? It can become a possibility in Shanghai as early as 2015. Presently, the system to build a smart city is having a trial operation in suburban Minhang District and gradually it will cover the whole city, Shanghai city officials revealed recently […]

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Internet in China: Chinese Social Media Use Surpasses U.S.

Social media isn’t just taking flight in the U.S. A recent research from Netpop examines the social networking environment in China and finds that 92% of the 243 million broadband consumers in China (224 million) ages 13+ contribute to social media. This is compared with only 76% of the American broadband population […]

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Internet in Brazil: 33% of Brazilians have Internet access at home

Brazil is currently ranked 63rd in the world ranking of 154 countries. In Sweden, 97% of households have Internet access […]

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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 […]

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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 […]