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COUNTRY RANK
44 /79
SCORE
43 /100
STRENGTHS
Brazil ranks 44th in GCI 2017.

The country has rapidly developed its 4G penetration within last two years, which leads to a full score in the mobile broadband assessment. Moreover, there are also continuous improvement on indicators covering 4G coverage, investment in big data and cloud computing. As the fourth largest market of volume of internet subscriptions, it has good potential to achieve a higher score in FTTH and 4G in future years. Users’ experiences in big data, download speed and internet participation has also improved.
OPPORTUNITIES
Brazil’s Programa Nacional de Banda Larga, or PNBL, has been launched to overcome problem current issues of national internet connection averaged at 0,55 Mbps and internet connection found in 30,7% of households. This scenario is a direct result of a lack of infrastructure for internet providers in the farthest, less populated regions of the country and the general high price for broadband plans that simply weren’t affordable for the vast majority of Brazil’s citizens.
With PNBL the federal government targets to make Brazil a connected country by introducing affordable broadband internet plans, massively expanding a state-owned backbone infrastructure to reach most of the population and presenting incentives for internet providers to invest in the country’s internet service infrastructure. These goals were delegated to private companies incentivized by tax reductions and to the government controlled organization Telebras.
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Country Ranks
2018
/79



Country Scores
2018
/100



The Five Technology Enablers
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BR 2018
   ---  Average 2018
BROADBAND
45
0 30 100
DATA CENTERS
45
0 30 100
CLOUD
45
0 30 100
BIG DATA
45
0 30 100
IOT
45
0 30 100
The Four Pillars
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BR 2018
   ---  Average 2018
SUPPLY
45
0 30 100
DEMAND
45
0 30 100
EXPERIENCE
45
0 30 100
POTENTIAL
45
0 30 100
The 40 Indicators
BR 2018
   ---  Average 2018
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
ICT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Laws
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
International
Internet
Bandwidth
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fiber
Optic

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
4G
Coverage

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Investment
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
App
Downloads

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
eCommerce
Transactions

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Smartphone
Penetration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Computer
Households

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Subscriptions
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Equipment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Migration

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Analytics
Data Creation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Installed Base

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
e-Government
service

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Telecom
Customer Service
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Internet
Participation

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Broadband
Download
Speed
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Affordabillity
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Affordability
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Experience

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
10
SCORE
R&D
Investment

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
ICT
Patents

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IT
Workforce

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Software
Developers

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Fixed
Broadband
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Mobile
Broadband
Potential
1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Data Center
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Cloud
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
Big Data
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
10
SCORE
IoT
Potential

1
CN
CN
CN
CN
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