There are already more than 200 million mobile internet accesses in Brazil, according to data released by the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil). The figures, referring to the month of June 2017, point to 202 million Brazilian mobile internet accesses on 3G and 4G networks.
Mobile networks already cover a large part of the Brazilian population, according to the Telebrasil report, with 5,030 municipalities with mobile internet network available. In these municipalities live 98.4% of the Brazilian population.
In June, Brazil had, in total, 229.6 million accesses to internet networks, also counting fixed accesses, which were 27.5 million during the period. But the big highlight is mobile networks, increasingly the main form of internet access for Brazilians.
4G networks continue to expand, with access having risen 103% in the last 12 months. In June, there were 80.6 million accesses to LTE connections, which has also grown in coverage and is now available in 2,654 municipalities, or 84.2% of the country’s population.
Telebrasil points out that this makes 4G coverage ahead of the schedule provided in the tender notice of the concessions, which predicted that 1,079 cities should have 4G access by the end of 2017.
The 3G networks, on the other hand, had a more timid growth, with 226 new municipalities receiving coverage, which makes 5,030 cities in the country have access to these networks.