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Brazil Telecommunications Profile 2018

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Telephones - main lines in usetotal subscriptions: 41,846,846
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2016 est.)
Telephones - mobile cellulartotal: 244,066,759
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 119 (July 2016 est.)
Telephone systemgeneral assessment: good working system including an extensive microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 64 earth stations
domestic: fixed-line connections have remained relatively stable in recent years and stand at about 20 per 100 persons; less-expensive mobile-cellular technology has been a major driver in expanding telephone service to the lower-income segments of the population with mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 120 per 100 persons
international: country code - 55; landing point for a number of submarine cables, including Americas-1, Americas-2, Atlantis-2, GlobeNet, South America-1, South American Crossing/Latin American Nautilus, and UNISUR that provide direct connectivity to South and Central America, the Caribbean, the US, Africa, and Europe; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region east), connected by microwave relay system to Mercosur Brazilsat B3 satellite earth station (2016)
Broadcast mediastate-run Radiobras operates a radio and a TV network; more than 1,000 radio stations and more than 100 TV channels operating - mostly privately owned; private media ownership highly concentrated (2007)
Internet country code.br
Internet userstotal: 122,841,218
percent of population: 59.7% (July 2016 est.)

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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