23/10/2006


Broad Band in Brazil is five years behind the developed countries

 

Brazil finished Jun/06 with 4.6 million Broad Band accesses. Although the strong growth of 60% in the last 12 months, Brazil's Broad Band density is still 2.5 accesses/100 inhabitant, lesser than developed countries.

 

Note: density (Acesses/100 inhab) referring to Jun/06 and PIB per Capita in 2005. Sources, OCDE, Teleco and FMI.

 

The figure above presents the Broad Band density ( Access/100 inhabitant) in June/2006 of the OCDE countries (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) and some of the Latin America countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela). The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OCDE) is an Institution that joins all the developed European countries, USA, Japan and some other emergent countries as Mexico.

 

The coutries of Latin America have lesser PIB per capita and because of that lesser density (Broad Band accesses).

 

Accesses (Thousands)
Accesses/100 inhab
PIB per Capita (PPP) US$
Argentina
1,045
2.7
14,109
Brazil
4,630
2.5
8,561
Chile
785
4.8
11,937
Colombia
319
0.7
7,326
Mexico
2,951
2.8
10,186
Venezuela
439
1.6
6,186

 

Brazil and Mexico present a density of Broad Band accesses next to the average of the OCDE countries 5 years ago.

 

 

Broad Band Technologies

 

ADSL is the dominant technology of the 30 countries that join OCDE with 62.6% of the accesses. Between these countries, USA and Canada are the only ones that the cable modem surpass ADSL. In Japan 25.8% of the Broad Band accesses use other technologies. Japan is the country that has been investing in optical fiber access to the residences.

 

 

In Brazil, as in most of the Latin America countries, ADSL is the dominant technology with 77.6% of the accesses, followed by Cable with 20.5%.

 

Broad Band x Dialed

 

A trend in the Internet providers in Latin America is the changing of accounts from dialed access to Broad Band access, as exemplified in the following figure.

 

 

 

Looking at the text above you could ask:

  • How the low density of Broad Band accesses in Brazil affects the joint of new technologies as VOIP?
  • In the future, wireless Broad Band accesses as Wimax will it have a significant participation in the total of Broad Band accesses in Brazil? And in the World?
  • Which will be the situation in the Broad Band accesses: Optical Fiber and PLC?

 

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