Telcos don't see national fiber coverage as a priority; reelected president wants half the population to get Internet access to the technology.
Angelica Mari tracks the business IT agenda in the southern hemisphere's biggest economy.
Angelica Mari is ZDNet's Brazil Contributing Editor. She has relocated to Brazil, her home country, in 2011 after living and working in Europe for a decade. She started her professional life when she was 14, as a software trainer coaching executives at major Brazilian companies until the age of 17, when she started writing professionally. Since then, she has worked for leading business, technology and lifestyle publications worldwide in a variety of editorial roles. In 2010, Angelica published "Reboot: Leading IT in the Information Age", a book focused on the new realities of technology management and the vision of CIOs for the future. Angelica co-founded IT Decisions, a firm providing consulting services, content creation and event management to international firms in the technology, business process outsourcing, media and entertainment sectors looking to enter the Brazilian market. She is also involved in the launch of an online start-up connecting Brazilian craftspeople with the international marketplace.
Shift to phablets in the consumer space and the end of government purchases indicate decline in interest.
The minimum speed has been set by the national telecoms body and is part of a plan of progressive improvements
The YouTube Space facility will offer free courses and networking opportunities to develop new audiovisual talent
Changes in the mobile web charging model will be implemented to allow offer of new services
Tomorrow, voting machines will be working at full steam as Brazilians go to the polls for the second round of the country's general elections. We take you though the main developments of e-voting in Brazil over the last 30 years.
Love Mondays is fed with anonymous contributions and aims at supporting job seeking decisions
Tech business whizz Bel Pesce was chosen as a laureate at the luxury brand's international business plan competition for her education project.
Companies producing equipment in Brazil must increase the efficiency of R&D centers, says IT secretary.
The Zenfone range is aimed at users who want better smartphones but can't afford higher end devices.
Bradesco bank will pick 10 ideas that can be implemented to its product and service portfolio
The massive undersea link will be ready within two years
The Chinese firm will use Peixe Urbano as a means to accelerate its growth in Brazil
Dollar increase and high salaries are some of the factors impacting the technology market negatively, says research.
Vulnerabilities found in the pioneering electronic voting system could lead to tampering in the country's upcoming general elections.