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Phone Lines, Internet & Communications

Phone Lines

The majority of the Brazilian phone market is split between four main operators, these include GVT, America Movil, Oi and Telefonica. These operators use both Domestic and International systems including a microwave radio relay system and a domestic satellite system with 64 earth stations as well as a variety of submarine cables to connect to the rest of the world. There are over 1.1 Million public terminals overall with over 46.6 million terminals overall.

Mobile phone networks are also dominated by four main companies, Oi, TIM Brasil, Claro and Vivo Participacoes, the latter being partially owned by the Telefonica company. These are around 162 devices used with these services with around 82% of them being prepaid.
Brazil’s country code is 55.


Brazil has the fourth largest amount of internet hosts in the world with over 23.5 Million in total and over 25% of the population online, it’s expected that by 2016 over 57% of the country will have internet access. Today, packages come in variants of:

  • 500kb
  • 4mb
  • 8mb
  • 12mb
The top domain used by Brazil is .br.


Not treated as telecommunication by the Brazilian constitution to avoid creating problems with control of the participation of international businesses, the country has the 2nd biggest media conglomerate in the world, Rede Globo.