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Going Digital in Brazil

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Going Digital in Brazil analyses recent developments in Brazil’s digital economy, reviews policies related to digitalisation and makes recommendations to increase policy coherence in this area.

The report examines the availability and quality of communication networks and services in Brazil, as well as related policies and regulations. It also reviews trends in digital technology usage among individuals, businesses and the government, and examines policies to foster diffusion. It discusses efforts to enhance trust in the digital economy, focusing on digital security, privacy and consumer protection. It also reviews policies to promote digital innovation and examines the policy implications of emerging business models in key sectors.

The report reconsiders these policies in relation to their coherence across different domains and provides recommendations to foster synergies across government ministries, levels and institutions, based on the OECD Going Digital Integrated Policy Framework.

English Also available in: Portuguese

Infrastructures for Brazil’s digital economy

The availability of high-quality and fixed and mobile communication services at competitive prices are crucial to go digital. In Brazil, one of the most important challenges in this domain concerns expanding quality broadband to rural and remote areas. With a geographical size of 8.5 million square kilometres (km2), the country has an area approximately eight times the size of France and Spain combined, while comprising 60% of the Amazon forest within its borders. In addition, a large percentage of the population is sparsely distributed, which exacerbates the issue. This geographical feature creates important challenges for Brazil to expand communication networks in rural and remote areas.

English Also available in: Portuguese

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