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Internet in Brazil: The number of cities that offer Wi-Fi reaches 26%

Of the 5,570 Brazilian municipalities, 1,457 provided wi-fi through public networks in 2014. Despite the leap from 2012, the cities that provide this type of access still account for only 26.2% of the total.

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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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Economy in Brazil: study shows market growth for vehicle tracking and fleet management

2012, the Brazilian market for vehicle tracking and fleet management handled R$ 1.5 billion and peaked at 1.94 million devices operating in the national fleet. Also according to the study, 39% of companies that already employ tracking solutions aim to increase their investment in 2014 […]

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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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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: pay TV grows 11.31% in 2013 and reaches 18 million subscribers

The pay TV services in Brazil grew by 11.31% in 2013 over the previous year, reaching 18.02 million subscriptions in December. The industry data were released by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency ( Anatel ). The agency estimates that, considering the average number of 3.2 persons per household released by IBGE, the pay TV sector closed the year 2013 serving approximately 57.6 million Brazilians […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: China is passed and Brazil becomes 7th largest software market in the world

Brazil has overtaken China in 2012 and became the seventh largest domestic market in the world in the sale of software and services for information technology, according to a survey released recently by the Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) […]

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Watch Clay Shirky’s “How the Internet will one day transform government” talk at TED

The open-source world has learned to deal with a flood of new, oftentimes divergent, ideas using hosting services like GitHub — so why can’t governments? In this rousing talk Clay Shirky shows how democracies can take a lesson from the Internet, to be not just transparent but also to draw on the knowledge of all their citizens […]

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Information Technology in Brazil: Launching Investment Program to Boost Software and IT Industry

Brazil’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) has unveiled a new Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology in Brazil, announcing R$ 500 million (approximately US$ 248 million) in planned investments from 2012-2015 to build and strengthen Brazil’s competitiveness in this sector [..]

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Information Technology in Brazil: IT services push GDP numbers up

Segment was the fastest growing in 2011, according to GDP data. market jumped from U.S. $ 59 billion in 2008 to US$ 95 billion in 2011 […]

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Mobile Market in Brazil: subscribers reach 245.2 million mobile phones

The number of active lines in mobile telephony in Brazil reached nearly 245.2 million, according to the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel announced recently. The absolute number of new qualifications 2.9 million is the largest recorded in the month of January in the last 13 years and represents an increase of 1.22% compared to December 2011 […]