top of page

Brazil occupied among the top five countries with most internet users

The country participated in a debate on building a more connected world at an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) event.


Brazil occupied among the top five countries with most internet users

April 27, Sao Paulo: Brazil occupies the 3rd world position in the daily use of the internet, with 78.3% of the population online. More than 4,500 municipalities are connected by optical fibres to national networks. The data are from the Ministry of Communications. The subject was the subject of a webinar promoted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which included the participation of Brazil and three other countries: Mexico, South Korea and Spain.



The events main objective was to discuss public policies for the construction of a more connected world. The subject has been gaining momentum in this moment of social distance due to Covid-19 when people are using the internet more.


In February of this year, Brazil adopted an OECD recommendation on Broadband Connectivity, which aims to expand connectivity and improve the quality of broadband networks in the world.


The recommendation on Broadband Connectivity is structured around five pillars. They are: to stimulate competition, investment and innovation in the development of broadband; actions to eliminate digital inequalities and reduce barriers to the deployment of broadband; measures to ensure reliable, secure and high capacity networks; minimize the negative environmental impacts of communication networks; and regularly evaluate broadband markets.


The executive secretary of the Ministry of Communications, Vitor Menezes, who represented Brazil at the event, tells a little about the meeting in an interview.


What does it mean for Brazil to participate in these OECD events?


It is important for Brazil to participate in these OECD ceremonies. Brazil is a very active member of the OECD. And, in this special recommendation called Connectivity for All, Brazil was the only non-OECD country to join. It is important because it shows the alignment of the country with the public policies adopted by the richest countries in the world and also shows that Brazil is able to make this adhesion, mainly in the technology part, in the communications part, where we are already, let's go so to say, adhering to most of the recommendations that the OECD has issued so far.



What are the public policies of the Federal Government to bring connectivity to the population?


The Ministry of Communications has developed a series of public policies to ensure connectivity for all Brazilians. We can talk today about the Wi-Fi Brazil program, in which we put public internet access points in various locations. We have also placed them in squares, in community centres. And we have also used our Brazilian satellite to put the internet in rural schools and in places where other means are not going to arrive so easily. Other than that, we have put in place public policies that establish coverage commitments for the bidding documents prepared by Anatel, for example, recently, we established the public policy for the 5G auction. There it is established that Anatel must use the proceeds of the auction to bring connectivity to places where it is not yet available. For example, localities that are the districts that are not the headquarters of the municipalities, federal highways. We have also placed infrastructure obligations, such as, for example, the optical fibre in cities that do not yet have a fibre backroll. Connectivity for the North region, in short, is a series of public policies that we have adopted here in the ministry that will bring connectivity to people who are disconnected.


What about the Telecommunications Services Universalization Fund? How will it help to connect Brazil?


Another public policy that I consider important is the recent approval of the law that changed the rules of the Fund for the Universalization of Telecommunications Services. This law allows Brazil to use part of the resources that are collected in this Fund to connect people who are in a situation that certainly would not receive another means of communication. So, for example, we can use the Fund's resources to connect rural areas in Brazil. So, with that, we hope that soon, Brazil can end the digital desert, and we can be a Brazil 100% connected.



Learn more about 5G in Brazil

The 5G notice, recently approved by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), is being analyzed by the Federal Court of Accounts (TCU). The forecast is that the auction of radio frequency bands for the provision of telecommunications services in Brazil by means of 5G, the fifth generation of mobile communication technology, will take place this year.


The new technology promises higher speeds than 4G and greater connectivity between machines and sensors installed in factories and industries. 5G will also enable the digital transformation of the economy.


The frequencies of 700 MHz, 2.3 GHz, 3.5 GHz and 26 GHz will be offered at the 5G auction. They provide a greater volume of spectrum resources so that providers can expand networks across the country.


The proposal approved by Anatel also establishes investment commitments for coverage that oblige the winning companies in the auction to serve with 4G technology or higher in areas that are poorly or not served, with more than 600 inhabitants, such as localities and roads. For municipalities with more than 30 thousand inhabitants, according to Anatel, service commitments are already foreseen with 5G technology.


Read more from the below TAGS


People also reading-

20 views0 comments
Planner 5D- Interior design app

Planner 5D- Interior design app

Flipkart Online Shopping App

Flipkart Online Shopping App

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as the growth rate slows

July 12, 2022 at 6:57:56 AM

15 November 2022 is predicted to be the day that the global population reaches eight billion. The projection is revealed in the UN’s World Population Prospects 2022 report, which also shows that India is on course to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023.

World population to reach 8 billion this year, as the growth rate slows

WHO: Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder

June 22, 2022 at 7:20:50 AM

Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to the latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

WHO: Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder

What can the UN do? Check the top 5 questions answered

April 6, 2022 at 10:51:48 AM

The current war in Ukraine, following the Russian invasion, has sparked all sorts of questions about the United Nations, particularly the role of the Security Council, the General Assembly and the Secretary-General.

What can the UN do? Check the top 5 questions answered

Ukraine: UN’s Guterres joins call for Bucha war crimes probe

April 6, 2022 at 8:22:29 AM

UN chief António Guterres on Tuesday added his voice to the growing international calls for a war crimes investigation into the killing of civilians in the Ukrainian town of Bucha.

Ukraine: UN’s Guterres joins call for Bucha war crimes probe

Recent terrorist attacks in Israel undermine ‘prospects for peace’: Guterres

March 31, 2022 at 8:29:57 AM

Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday night condemned recent terrorist attacks in Israel that have claimed the lives of at least 11 Israeli citizens.

Recent terrorist attacks in Israel undermine ‘prospects for peace’: Guterres

China's BYD ceases to produce gasoline-powered vehicles

4/4/22, 7:00 AM

Chinese auto manufacturer BYD announced Sunday that it has already ceased the production of traditional gasoline-powered vehicles starting from March.

China's BYD ceases to produce gasoline-powered vehicles

Performance-oriented all-new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI Launched creates a segment of its own

3/27/22, 10:42 AM

All new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI starts at ₹ 16.19 lacs

Performance-oriented all-new ŠKODA SLAVIA 1.5 TSI Launched creates a segment of its own

CARS24 Raises $450 Million, Nearly Doubles Its Valuation To $1.84 Billion

9/25/21, 6:16 AM

CARS24, India’s leading e-commerce platform for pre-owned vehicles, announced today the closing of a $450M round of funding including a $340M Series F equity round alongside $110M debt from diversified financial institutions.

CARS24 Raises $450 Million, Nearly Doubles Its Valuation To $1.84 Billion

Tata Motors launches the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet customers

7/18/21, 6:13 PM

Tata Motors, one of India’s leading automobile manufacturers, today announced the launch of a new brand ‘XPRES,’ exclusively for fleet customers.

Tata Motors launches the ‘XPRES’ brand for fleet customers

Audi India announces curated ownership plans for Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers

7/18/21, 5:56 PM

Special Service Plans, Extended Warranty and Buyback for a hassle-free ownership experience

Audi India announces curated ownership plans for Audi e-tron and Audi e-tron Sportback customers

TikTok hits 1 billion global active users

9/28/21, 8:56 AM

TikTok mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.

TikTok hits 1 billion global active users

FACT CHECK: Crypto is increasingly being used for criminal activity and is a haven for illicit finance

6/23/21, 6:11 AM

Because cryptocurrency is still new, we are often asked about the biggest myths surrounding it. It’s common for a new market or product to confuse people until they get familiar with it. Think about Airbnb: the idea of staying in a stranger’s home seemed crazy until it didn’t.

FACT CHECK: Crypto is increasingly being used for criminal activity and is a haven for illicit finance

PUBG: NEW STATE surpasses 17 Million Google play store PRE-REGISTRATIONS following its recent ALPHA TEST

6/19/21, 4:40 AM

KRAFTON, Inc. to open pre-registration for the game on Apple’s App Store in Q3 2021

PUBG: NEW STATE surpasses 17 Million Google play store PRE-REGISTRATIONS following its recent ALPHA TEST
bottom of page