Category:Internet service providers of Brazil
Pages in category "Internet service providers of Brazil"
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Claro (company) – The companys name means bright, clear or of course in Portuguese and Spanish. Headquartered in Córdoba, Argentina, Claro was launched in Argentina, as of 31 March 2007 the former served more than 12.8 million subscribers on CDMA/1XRTT and GSM/GPRS/EDGE wireless. CTI Móvil purchased Hutchison Telecommunications Paraguay in July 2005 to begin serving customers in that country, as of 2006, Claro competed with international operators such as Tigo, Personal and VOX. In these countries, the company used slogans such as Es simple, Es Claro. and Claro es Internet móvil de alta velocidad. In Brazil, Claro was launched in 2003 with the merger of América Móvil-owned operators ATL, BCP, Americel, Tess Celular, Claro later expanded its service to the states of Bahia, Sergipe, Santa Catarina, Paraná and Minas Gerais. As of 2012, the provider is available in over 2,000 Brazilian cities, with competitor Vivo, Claro was one of two operators to introduce the iPhone 3G in Brazil, with TIM participating later. Claro Brazil also runs a service, Claro TV. Slogans used by the Brazilian branch include Nós escutamos and Escolha, Tigo and Movistar offer prepaid customers flat-rate per-minute plans for calls placed to all mobile service providers and landlines within Colombia. The cheapest per-minute rate for Claro prepaid customers is 249 pesos per minute, per-minute rates increase for calls to Claro numbers not on a customers preferred list and all calls to other cellphone providers or landline numbers. After the opening of telecommunications in Costa Rica when the monopoly of the ICE Group was dissolved, Claro Chile was originally known as Chilesat PCS, which later renamed to Smartcom PCS. Claro was launched in Chile on August 6,2006, after its acquisition of Smartcom PCS, slogans such as Yo soy Claro, y me gusta. have appeared in advertisements. In the mobile operator segment, Claro is third in market share behind Movistar, Claro was launched in the Dominican Republic on January 31,2007 after its acquisition of Verizon Dominicana on April 3,2006. Its Dominican Republic slogans have included Claro que tienes más and La Red donde todo es posible, in Ecuador, America Movil was present with Conecel until February 2011. The name Porta was switched to Claro as part of America Movils business strategy and it is the countrys leading operator, with nearly nine million subscribers. Claro was introduced in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua in September 2006 as a rebranding of the former PCS Digital, Alo, Personal, slogans such as Cubrimos tus Momentos, Cubrimos tus Lugares, Cubrimos tu Nación, Cubrimos tu Diversión, Cubrimos El Salvador. Siempre estás cubierto con Claro. and Hablamos de todo, Hablamos Claro. have been used in El Salvador. Hablamos Claro. and Claro que tienes más. are two slogans that have been used, La vida en tus manos. and Claro que si. have been used in Nicaragua. It was purchased by LUCA S. A. and Ricardo Bueso became Telguas first President, in 2000, it joined America Movil and some time after it renamed the brands ALO and PCS Digital to Claro on Guatemala
2. Algar Telecom – It serves more than one million and four hundred thousand customers - individuals, micro and small businesses, corporate customers, and carriers. Initially, the worked with a focus on the countryside, in the well-known Central Brazil, covering part of the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais. In 2007, the made a public issue of debentures and became a publicly-traded company. In 2010, it was granted a license to operate in the H Band and it may operate in the regions with DDDs 34,35 and 37. In cities such as Divinópolis, Itaúna, Araxá, Bom Despacho, Claudio, Poços de Caldas, in 2013, the operator has completed the strategic branding cycle of Grupo Algar with the evolution of its retail brand and the permanent replacement of the name CTBC by Algar Telecom. In 2014, Algar Telecom won the frequency batch 5 of the 4G auction, the frequency awarded at the auction, organized by Anatel, has regional coverage and corresponds to the companys concession area, with a capacity of 10+10 MHz. The cable will come out from Santos, pass through Fortaleza, nokia Networks signed a 5-year contract as the only supplier of Algar Telecom, in order to deliver and manage radio and core solutions, transforming the carriers network infrastructure. In 2015, the company also acquired Optitel, an IT and Telecommunication company based in Balneário Camboriú, strengthening its operations, list of internet service providers in Brazil Algar Telecoms official website Algar Group
3. Embratel – Embratel is a major Brazilian telecommunications company headquartered in Rio de Janeiro. The company was the long arm of Telebras until it was bought by the U. S. company MCI Communications for 2.65 billion reais during the 1965 break-up of Telebras. However, MCI Communications went bankrupt in 2003, since 2003, it is owned by América Móvil, the Mexican telecommunications giant. Embratel is a player in both voice and data communication in Brazil. The company owns a fully digitized microwave communications and fiber optic networks as well as five domestic communication satellites, the company is a member of the Intelsat and Inmarsat organizations and it owns four fiber optics submarine cable systems - Unisur, Americas II, Atlantis-2 and Columbus III. Embratels stock was traded on BM&F Bovespa, some of the companys equipment is represented on the coat of arms of Tanguá, Brazil. In 2008, Embratel launched its pay TV service and it was named Via Embratel and operates in Ku Band on satellite Star One C2. The service is currently branded Claro hdtv, Embratel Star One List of internet service providers in Brazil The companys home page in English Claro hdtv package at Lyngsat
4. Global Village Telecom – Global Village Telecom was a Brazilian telecommunications company that offers services on landline telephone, broadband for both consumer and business, Pay TV and voice over IP. GVT has been in the market since the end of 2000, global Village Telecom was founded in April 1998 by a group of Israeli investors led by entrepreneur Joshua Levinberg, who previously founded Gilat Satellite Networks. Their idea was to build a phone network for remote locations in South America using the VSAT technology that was developed by Gilat Satellite Networks. As part of Brazils government plan to introduce competition in three regions of the country. When it privatized the state company, Telebras, in 1998. Each region was to have one newcomer and an incumbent, in each case, the incumbent was a former unit of Telebras, which was privatized. The region for which GVT won the license had a population of 38 million people at the time and encompasses nine states, including the countrys capital, GVT plan was to invest US$550 million over three years and to build a network with 500,000 lines. GVT was to compete in the region against the former Telebras unit Tele Centro Sul, in 2001, GVT was split between Gilat Satellite Networks and the other investors in the company. Gilat took over the Colombia and Peru operations and GVT remained solely focused on the Brazilian market, in 2007, GVT had an Initial Public Offering on the Brazilian Stock Market, achieving a market cap of $1.2 billion and raising $480 million. The French company Vivendi bought a 58% stake of the company by the end of 2009, on August 30,2014, Vivendi announces the sale of GVT to Telefónica for 7.5 billion GBP. GVT is a company that offers high-speed broadband across its area of operation, pay TV with paid high-definition channels, as well as integrated, the company offers broadband internet connection through ADSL, ADSL2 +, VDSL2 and FTTH technologies. It offers content and Internet services through the online portal POP, besides VoIP services through VONO to residential, in 2012, the company also started to offer Pay TV packages. Strategically, GVT built a network prepared for the convergence of voice, data and image, currently, circa 70% of annual company investment is dedicated to expansion and improvement of the network. The average Internet speed of GVT customer base reached 13. 2Mbit/s in October 2013, the index is greater than the average speed of Brazilian Internet and countries with large technology development as South Korea and USA – source, Akamai Institute. In addition, the won the EXAME/IBRC Award for best customer service in the fixed telephony category. Minas Gerais Belo Horizonte, Betim, Contagem, Governador Valadares, Ipatinga, Coronel Fabriciano, espírito Santo Vitória, Cariacica, Colatina, Linhares, Serra and Vila Velha. Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Campos dos Goytacazes, Duque de Caxias, Nilópolis, Niterói, Nova Iguaçu, mato Grosso Cuiabá, Várzea Grande and Rondonópolis. Goiás Goiânia, Anápolis, Aparecida de Goiânia, Cidade Ocidental, Luziânia, Rio Verde, Senador Canedo, Trindade, mato Grosso do Sul Campo Grande e Dourados
5. Internet Group – As of March 2012, iG was the fifth-largest portal in Brazil, with 23.5 million unique monthly visitors. IG was founded on January 9,2000, by GP Investments and it gained popularity by offering free dial-up access. In May 2004, Brasil Telecom acquired iG for approximately $100 million, in April 2012, Oi sold iG to Portuguese investment company Ongoing Strategy Investments SGPS SA for an undisclosed sum. List of internet service providers in Brazil
6. NET (telecommunications) – NET is the largest cable television operator in Latin America. The companys Net service had around 5.4 million subscribers as of Q22012, Net also operates the broadband internet service Net Vírtua, with 4.9 million subscribers as of Q22012 and telephone over cable with more than 2.5 million subscribers. NET was started in 1991 by Brazils Roberto Marinho familys part of their Rede Globo empire, in March 2005, Embratel, a subsidiary of Mexicos Telmex, took a controlling stake in NET, paying 570 million reais. Net Serviços stock is traded on Bovespa, where it is part of the Ibovespa index is over, the company announced in late 2006 that it would buy Vivax, then the nations second-largest cable company. The transaction was approved in May 2007 and completed in June 2007, rollout of the Net brand in Vivax areas was completed in December 2007. The broadband service offers the following speeds,1 Mbps,10 Mbps,30 Mbps,60 Mbps,120 Mbps and 500 Mbps in almost every location from the coverage area. List of internet service providers in Brazil Official website
7. Oi (telecommunications) – Oi, formerly known as Telemar, is the largest telecommunications company in Brazil and South America, both in terms of subscribers and revenues. It is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Ois major subsidiaries include Telemar and Brasil Telecom. At the end of 2013 Oi had 74.5 million subscribers, including 16.9 million for landline,50.3 million for wireless,5.3 million for ADSL, and 1 million for other services. In 2013, Oi announced its merger with Portugal Telecom, the largest telecommunication company in Portugal, in order to strengthen the Brazilian firm, in June 2015 Portugal Telecom was acquired by Altice Group. On June 20,2016, Oi filed for a US$19 billion bankruptcy protection, Ois chief executive officer is Bayard Gontijo, who also serves as the companys chief financial officer and director of investor relations. Oi was formed as Tele Norte Leste to merge sixteen state-owned incumbent local exchange carriers, each carrier served a particular Brazilian state in the northern, northeastern and southeastern part of the country. The consortium paid 3.434 billion reais, initially, Telemar was allowed to offer only local voice and data services and interstate long distance voice services. Today, Telemar and its subsidiaries offer local, long distance and international voice, but on March 1,2007, Telemar rebranded itself to Oi, unifying all of its companies and services under the Oi umbrella. The company is legally known as Telemar Norte Leste S. A. In February 2014, Oi announced it would raise $5.9 billion in an offering as part of the firm’s merger process with Portugal Telecom. Oi launched its network in 2002 in its license states. It was the first network using GSM in Brazil, Oi has the practice of not calling its phones cell phones, but rather Ois. In 2007, Oi started selling only unlocked handsets, focusing on SIM card, in October 2007, Oi acquired a license to operate with GSM in São Paulo, where the network went live on October 24,2008. In December 2007, Oi purchased licenses to operate a 3G network in its area, including São Paulo and that network is expected to go live in 2009. Also in December 2007, Oi announced its purchase of Amazônia Celular, Oi Internet is an ISP that was launched in 2004. Oi Internet started services with a promotion that offered 31% off the connection costs on the subscribers bill. However, Anatel, the Brazilian telecom regulator, did not allow this practice, later, the ISP relaunched the promotion, offering 31% of the dial-up connection costs deposited in the subscribers bank account or twice of that on a prepaid Oi phone. The Oi Internet dial-up dialer can send SMS messages to Oi phones, in 2008, Oi announced it would purchase Brasil Telecom, creating a major Brazilian telecommunications company, already nicknamed Supertele or SuperOi
8. TIM Brasil – TIM Participações or TIM Brasil is the Brazilian subsidiary of Telecom Italia Mobile an Italian telecommunications company, which owned 67% of the company as of 2014.9 million customers. TIM Participações is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro and its listed in BM&F Bovespa and NYSE, in São Paulo, on May 5,2012 TIMs chairman Luca Luciani resigned from all of his duties at TIM either in Brazil or Italy. There were charges concerning scams about the activation of SIM cards for deceased, TIM LIVE is a broadband internet service provided in some locations from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, which uses the VDSL2 technology, currently in two speeds,35 Mbit/s down and 50 Mbit/s down. TIM has announced investments up to R$100 million/year, within the R$3 billion available from the investment plan. The acquisition from the AES Atimus network in the amount of R$1.5 billion allowed a deal of this operation to be possible. The company is studying the possibility of expanding this service to other cities. On 8 August 2012, TIM Brasil became involved in a scandal after the release of a report by the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency Anatel. The report points out that on TIMs prepaid voice plan, called Infinity, in just one day,8.1 million calls were dropped and the total profit was approximately US$2 million. List of internet service providers in Brazil TIM Brasil website
9. Universo Online – Universo Online is a web content, products and services Brazilian firm. It belongs to Grupo Folha enterprise, as of January 2015, UOL s website is rank 73 on SimilarWeb and rank 108 on Alexa Internet globally. In 2012, UOL was ranked by Alexa as the fifth most visited website in Brazil, losing only to Google portals, according to Ibope Nielsen Online, UOL is Brazil’s largest internet portal with more than 50 million unique visitors and 6.7 billion page views every month. UOL is the world’s largest Portuguese speaking portal, which is organized in 42 thematic stations with more than 1,000 news sources and 7 million pages, the portal provides website hosting, date storage, publicity dealing, online payments and security systems. It also holds more than 300 thousand online shops,23 million buyers and 4 million people selling goods and services in its portals UOL includes, UOL Cliques, ads, radar de Descontos, group buying portal. Shopping UOL, online price comparing tool, UOL Segurança Online, online safety firm. UOL Revelação Digital, online photo developing portal, toda Oferta, buying and selling portal. UOL Wi-Fi, unlimited wireless broadband Internet access, pagSeguro, tool in which shops and people can pay and cash online payments. UOL Mais, portal with unlimited space for videos, photos, audio, UOL HOST, hosting and cloud computing firm. UOL Assistência Técnica, technical services for computers, tablets. UOL DIVEO, online IT outsourcing firm, UOL Afiliados, membership program for subscribers and non-subscribers. The program pays UOL associate that remunerates websites and blogs that disclose ads, each associate receives a quantity per clicks received in each ad or signature conversion. UOL was established by Grupo Folha on April 28,1996, after 7 months, UOL joined portal Brasil Online from Editora Abril. However Editora Abril does not own shares in BOL anymore, portugal Telecom had 29% of UOL, but sold its shares to Folhapar, a company controlled by businessman João Alves de Queiroz Filho of Hypermarcas holding in 2010. Grupo Folha and Folhapar are UOL’s main shareholders, UOL won more than 100 awards as one of Brazil’s largest online portal since 1996. On April 28,1996, UOL went online, in July 1996 it put online an operation with a 2 megabit per second base connection. In August, UOL launched a web provider in the cities of Greater São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro coupled with e-mail accounts, in 1997, UOL created a series of forums, focus groups and surveys, as well as the online version of ”Nova Enciclopédia Ilustrada Folha’’ encyclopedia. UOL also launched TV UOL, with content based on videos, interviews and movie trailers, and AcessoNet
10. Vivo (telecommunications) – Vivo, legally known as Telefônica Brasil, is the largest telecommunications company in Brazil. It is headquartered in São Paulo, the company was originally formed as part of Telebrás, the state-owned telecom monopoly at the time. In 1998, Telebrás was demerged and privatized, with Telefónica taking Telesp, currently, the Telefonica brand is only used for the group Telefônica Brasil. Its the largest provider in Brazil with over 76 million users and it originated from the merger of several Brazilian mobile phone operations under a joint-venture owned equally by Portugal Telecom and Spains Telefónica. Until 2006, the group was composed of six holding companies which, as announced in November 2005, merged into a holding company. The operation was concluded on February 22,2006, in July 2010, Telefónica bought PTs shares. Most of its network was based on IS-95, though there were parts of it that were still analog AMPS. These are all being converted to GSM since 2006, when, after years being the only CDMA network, Vivo announced a GSM network, the CDMA network was gradually converted to CDMA2000 in the major cities. All CDMA network was discontinued on November 2012 Today Vivo operates an UMTS, HSDP 3G networks, Vivo TV Telefônica Vivo Telecommunications in Brazil List of internet service providers in Brazil Vivo website