Telecommunications Report Brazil 1st Quarter

  • ID: 4495146
  • Report
  • Region: Brazil
  • 11 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The impending national election in October 2018 has slowed the economic reform agenda of Brazil's president, Michel Temer. The outcome of the presidential race will weigh on investment decisions in telecommunications. The Economist Intelligence Unit expects that a win for a centre-right candidate will lead to continuity in market-oriented policies, but decision-making will be challenging in what might be a highly fragmented Congress.

Brazil's economy began to recover in 2017, after a deep recession in 2014-16. The national accounts show that the information and communications subsector was slow to enter the recession and has also been slow to recover. Amid recession and a weaker currency, annual mobile-telephone revenue is estimated to have fallen from US$31.1bn in 2013 to US$26.4bn in 2017.

Reflecting the development of technology, a rise in revenue from mobile data services and with economic recovery expected to gain traction in the medium term, we forecast a strong growth in mobile revenue over the course of 2018-22, at an annual average of 5.4% in local-currency terms. Mobile subscriptions will grow at an annual average rate of 0.5% in 2018-22. Fixed line connections will continue to fall, at an annual average rate of 1.7%. Internet user penetration is forecast to grow at an average rate of 3.6% during the 2018-22 forecast period.

Industry List: Fixed, Telecommunications, Internet, Telecommunications, Mobile, Telecommunications, Telecommunications
Industry Codes (NAIC): 517
Industry Codes (SIC): 48
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