Brazil - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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Last updated: 28 Nov 2018 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 49


Brazil has one of the largest broadband markets in Latin America, though broadband penetration is only slightly above the Latin American average, trailing behind neighbouring Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Substantial investments and regulatory reforms were implemented before the FIFA World Cup was held in 2014 and again before the 2016 Olympic Games. The Games stimulated investment in infrastructure, though the chief beneficiaries were the host cities rather than the country at large.

Another major development is the construction of new submarine cable networks, including the Atlantic Cable System (ACSea) – linking Brazil with the USA, Europe, Africa, and several Latin American countries – as well as the 2,500km Malbec cable which will link Rio De Janeiro with Buenos Aires.

Oi is the leading broadband network operator, closely followed by Net and Vivo. Oi and Vivo provide services via DSL while Net is principally a cable broadband provider. The fibre segment has shown the strongest growth during the last two years, reflecting efforts among providers to extend their networks. Telefónica in particular has an extensive investment program and is exploiting its experience in developing fibre infrastructure in Spain.

This report provides an overview of Brazil’s internet and broadband market, accompanied by relevant statistics, analyses, and subscriber forecasts.

Key developments:

  • Government approves an additional R$15.1 billion for National Broadband Plan;
  • Oi to invest R$24 billion through to 2019 in LTE and fibre infrastructure;
  • Net Serviços launches a 500Mb/s service for the residential market;
  • More operators launch FttP services;
  • Brazil's e-commerce sales show strong growth;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data updates to September 2018, telcos' financial and operating data to Q3 2018, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vivo, Oi, Embratel, GVT, Universo Online (UOL), Net Serviços de Comunicação, TIM Brasil, Intelig, CTBC/Algar Telecom, Sercomtel, Neovia, Eletropaulo Telecom, Copel, BuscaPé.

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