To start off it’s a risk because you might get robbed, but to use your smartphone in Brazil is also hard for other reasons. For the second time, the mobile operators have failed to achieve the goals of the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) in relation to the service connection to the data network. The second evaluation of business performance showed that the rate of access to the data network of the four companies analyzed (Vivo, Claro, TIM and Oi) was 95%, while the goal of the agency is 98%.
In other indicators such as the rate of dropped calls, internet connection problems for mobile access and voice network, the companies achieved the goals set forth by the agency. The results are for the period November 2012 to January 2013.
The first quarterly review of the FCC, released in February, also had demonstrated difficulty of the operators in achieving the goals of network connection data. The evaluation began to be made after the FCC halted sales of new lines for 11 days in July last year, because of the poor performance of the operators.
The companies had to submit plans for investments in network improvements, the service user and decreased service interruptions. Investments in the service provided for the triennium 2012-2014 totaled U.S. $ 30 billion.
Different from these results, what you see on the streets is another story. It’s very hard to connect your phone in the big cities of Brazil and the speed is something that will make you give up. Using your phone in Brazil?! Just forget about it!