As the largest and most populous country in South and Latin America, Brazil is vast. It is the fifth largest country by area and the fifth most populous in the world with a long coastline along the Atlantic Ocean to the east of the country. To give an idea of its size, Brazil has borders with every other South American country apart from Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent’s areas. Brazil is home to incredibly diverse ecological ecosystems with rainforests and a wide range of topography including hills, mountains, plains, highlands and scrublands. Brazil’s economy is mixed and is abundant with natural resources. It is the largest producer of coffee and has been for the last 150 years as well as other crops such as oranges, papayas, sugar cane, cassava and soy beans that form an important part of its exports. Along with agriculture, industry and services are pivotal to the Brazilian economy. Tourism is a growth industry and is important across several regions with the diverse environment and cities such as Rio de Janeiro attracting millions every year. Brazil forms one of the four emerging BRIC countries.
Broadband & Telecommunications Infrastructure
In terms of broadband penetration, Brazil ranks slightly above the average across the Latin American region. As in many other countries across the world, the mobile phenomenon has well and truly taken off in Brazil and fixed line penetration has been falling as a result. Though it is connected by fibre optic undersea cables broadband access is still not as widespread as one would expect and requires considerable attention. Brazil’s population currently stands at 209.3 million and at present, the broadband penetration rate is 65.9%. Connectivity to the Internet is quite expensive and so is the equipment required, and this is marginalizing those with low income and also those in rural areas where broadband is not accessible.
Brazil has initiated a new National Broadband Plan which aims to connect lower-income households and to provide better connectivity for school and hospitals. There are still also lots of homes that do not have broadband access and also many areas without 2G, 3G or 4G access. In terms of mobile connectivity, the smartphone has become a very popular means of accessing the Internet. However, this can be problematic in areas outside of the major cities where services are simply unavailable. Brazil is a huge mobile market and though its operators are expanding LTE services, it is challenging when trying to connect these outlying areas.
VSAT Solutions for Brazil
BusinessCom Networks has been helping to connect lower income households and also businesses in more remote areas since its establishment in 2003. BusinessCom provides advanced satellite connectivity, which needs no infrastructure and can connect from anywhere. Not only can its technology be deployed in more remote regions, BusinessCom will always keep cost-effectiveness and reliability at the forefront of their minds and will ensure that a solution is designed for the customer and the use case for which is it required.
BusinessCom offers broadband services via VSAT networks that are fast to deploy and can deliver the full range of IP services to homes and businesses across Brazil. Not only this, they can also help Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to expand the reach of their cellular services via backhaul to new areas of the Brazilian market, delivering affordable connectivity to fuel the mobile trend that is gripping Brazil, as in so many other parts of the world.
BusinessCom will ensure that your home, business or institution is guided through the design and installation process and that this is then backed-up with the very best in customer support. Speak to BusinessCom today to see how we can help you to connect to reliable, high speed broadband.
BusinessCom offers the following satellite internet services in Brazil:
- Broadband Internet access
- Toll quality VoIP and Videoconferencing with CIR
- Reliable SLA through FDMA and D-TDMA with 98% efficiency on payload
- Star, Mesh and hybrid Star/Mesh topology networks
- Full support of accelerated VPN, CITRIX, ERM and other business applications
- Highly secure operation with optional AES embedded encryption
- Global C-Band coverage and sub-Sahara Ku-Band
- Landing at top tier redundant IP facilities in Western Europe and United States
- Sentinel-based QoS, bandwidth management and optimization platform