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This report analyzes the fixed broadband market based on city-level data, classifying cities according to broadband penetration.


  • Broadband take-up is even more concentrated than income. Cities containing only 53% percent of the population account for 71% of GDP and 85% of broadband connections, while the cities containing the bottom 22% of the population have only 2% of connections.
  • Brazil is behind other Latin American countries, such as Mexico, Chile, Colombia, and Argentina, in terms of fixed broadband penetration. This suggests that there is still room to sustain healthy growth in the near future.

Features and Benefits

  • Few studies provide in-depth analysis of the market beyond national statistics, which hide significant differences among the regions. This report addresses this issue, and it provides insights on the different levels of development of broadband in Brazil.
  • Assess the level of development of different technologies in Brazil. The report shows the distribution of xDSL, cable, FTTx, and other technologies, as well as distribution by download speed.

Key questions answered

  • Which areas of the country still offer growth opportunities?
  • What are the key challenges facing the market?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Brazil Fixed Broadband Update, December 2014


  • Further reading
  • Author

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