3 g phone users more than double in Brazil in a year

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The number of broadband subscribers grew 60,4% in August this year, in comparison with the same period last year. The Brazil now has 47,8 millions of users of internet services, taking into account fixed broadband and mobile (internet connection modems and 3 g cell phones). In August 2010, This figure was 29,8 million.

smartphone iphoneThe data is from a stock of Telebrasil (Associação Brasileira de Telecomunicações) disclosed this Friday (16).

This number is influenced mainly by mobile broadband, with the rise of 3 g phones. Between the months of August 2010 and 2011, the number of subscribers of this type of service has grown 117%, i.e., more than doubled, passing of 11,4 million to 31,7 million.

Mobile broadband as a whole, including modems, had evolution of 87,1%, reaching out to 31,7 million hits.

High speed internet and physics walked slower steps, with 25,3% of growth – em 2010 There were 12,9 million subscribers of this service type, now that number jumped to 16,1 million.

Um dos motivos desse fenômeno é a queda dos preços e o aumento da renda do brasileiro. According to a survey of ITU (International Telecommunication Union), organ connected to the UN (United Nations Organization) disclosed this Thursday (15), broadband in Brazil came to grief 64% menos no orçamento das famílias brasileiras between 2008 and 2010.

The report considered the cost of broadband of at least 256 KBps with 1 GB of data. This speed is 75% less than PNBL speed (National plan for Broadband) that is of 1 MBps for $ 35. This program of the Government tends to further lowering the cost of the internet if the UN keep this criterion in forthcoming reports.

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