The French-built satellite will be launched in 2016 and there are plans for a second artifact
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor.
Foreign and national brands fight for an ever-growing market niche
City government uses citizen ideas to create tech-enabled public services
The launch of the new base coincides with a conference to promote the Brazil tech sector and entrepreneurs touring Silicon Valley to network and attract investments
Possible requirement to store data locally would affect the Internet giants – and everyone doing business with Brazil
The electronics giant could face a fine of $107mi if found guilty - but the problems might have just begun
The Brazilian state will start rolling out tech to prevent criminals from making calls later this year
Brazilian firms also complain about the cost of specific tools and lack of skilled personnel for advanced analytics, says study
Hotel Urbano raises third round of funding from US investment firm Insight Venture Partners
The long-term investment was announced as his service provider begins operations in the country