4G covers 55 percent of Brazilians

The technology continues to grow two years after its introduction in the country

Two years after 4G commercial offerings were launched in Brazil, the technology now covers more than half of the country's population.

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Some 477 Brazilian municipalities are covered by 4G, which equals to 55 percent of all citizens, according to numbers from the Brazilian Telecommunications Association (Telebrasil).

According to the Telebrasil report, the uptake of 4G plans in February 2016 has grown 261 percent in relation to the same month last year, with some 22 million new lines activated within that period.

As for 3G, the technology is installed across 4585 Brazilian municipalities, with 96 percent of the population covered.

Numbers by Ovum suggest that 4G technology is now used by about 1 billion people worldwide and that this should increase to 2 billion by 2017.