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Brazilian 4G Grid Reaches More Than 3,000 Municipalities in August
Source: https://www.telecompaper.com/news/brazilian-4g-grid-reaches-more-than-3000-municipalities-in-august--1215067
Source Date: Sunday, October 08, 2017
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, Internet Governance
Country: Brazil
Created: Oct 12, 2017

The 4G network in Brazil surpassed the mark of 3,000 municipalities in August, according to the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil). LTE is now available in 3,039 Brazilian cities, where more than 87 percent of the country's population lives. In twelve months, 4G coverage has grown five-fold. In 2017 alone, 1,513 new municipalities have been connected to 4G.

In all, there are already 88.5 million 4G connections in Brazil, which together with 3G, take to 204.6 million the internet accesses via the mobile network. 3G coverage hnas also showed significant growth in the last twelve months, with the activation of networks in 244 new municipalities since August 2016, reaching a total of 5,091 municipalities. 

Considering the fixed and mobile accesses, data for August 2017 show a total of 232.6 million accesses in Brazil. Of these, 28 million are in fixed broadband, a segment that grew 6 percent since August 2016 with 1.5 million new accesses.

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