Brazilian internet users reached 43.2m in March, report says

6 May 2011

The total number of internet users in Brazil climbed 13.9% year-on-year to reach 43.2 million at the end of March 2011, according to a study from Ibope Nielsen. Residential connections were boosted by a 20.7% increase in the number of homes with web access via a PC, while the number of connected computers in the work environment climbed 14% over the same twelve-month period. Further, while the number of people with a slow (i.e. <128kbps connection) fell from 13.8% in 1Q10 to 7.0% a year later, more than 1.9 million people (or 5.5% of active users) are now hooked up to a connection of more than 8Mbps. Nonetheless, Ibope Nielsen also estimates that around 26.1% of Brazilians did not have access to the internet by late-2010.