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Brazil - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

Brazil - Fixed Broadband Market - Statistics and Analyses

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.


1. Synopsis
2. Introduction and statistical overview
2.1 Market analysis
2.2 Broadband statistics
2.3 Forecasts fixed broadband market 2018; 2020; 2022
2.4 Digital inclusion and GESAC
2.5 National broadband plan
3. Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
4. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
4.1.1 Oi Velox
4.1.2 Net Vírtua (Claro Group)
4.1.3 Vivo Speedy
4.1.4 Power GVT
4.1.5 TIM Brasil
4.1.6 Universo Online (UOL)
4.1.7 Algar Telecom
5. Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
6. Other fixed broadband services
6.1.8 Broadband Powerline (BPL)
6.2 Fixed wireless
6.2.1 Wi-Fi
6.2.2 WiMAX
6.2.3 Satellite
7. Related reports
List of Tables, Charts and Exhibits
Table 1 Historic - Internet users and penetration 1998 - 2009
Table 2 Internet users and penetration 2010 - 2018
Table 3 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2001 - 2018
Table 4 Internet access market share by platform 2005 - 2015
Table 5 Share of fixed/fixed wireless broadband subscriptions by platform 2010 - 2015
Table 6 Broadband operators' market share 2003 - 2018
Table 7 Fixed broadband connections by speed 2014 - 2017
Table 8 Forecast broadband subscribers 2019; 2021, 2023
Table 9 Average broadband access speed (download) 2007 - 2017
Table 10 Cable modem subscribers and penetration 2001 - 2018
Table 11 DSL subscribers and penetration 2001 - 2018
Table 12 Oi broadband subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 13 Net broadband subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 14 Vivo broadband subscribers 2001 - 2018
Table 15 GVT broadband subscribers 2004 - 2015
Table 16 TIM Brazil broadband subscribers 2012 - 2018
Table 17 Algar Telecom broadband subscribers 2009 - 2018
Table 18 Telefónica/Vivo FttP homes passed and connected 2008 - 2015
Table 19 Telefónica/Vivo FttP/C connections 2014 - 2018
Table 20 Fibre broadband subscribers 2008 - 2018
Table 21 Wi-Fi hotspots in service 2013 - 2016
Table 22 Satelite broadband connections 2014 - 2018
Chart 1 Internet users and penetration 2005 2018
Chart 2 Fixed broadband subscribers and penetration 2005 2018
Chart 3 Broadband market share at a glance 2003 - 2018
Chart 4 Cable modem subscribers and penetration 2001 2018
Chart 5 DSL subscribers and penetration 2001 2018
Exhibit 1 Regions and states of Brazil

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