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While Brazil's national broadband plan PNBL and the resurrection of Telebras have undoubtedly 'got the ball rolling' in terms of bringing broadband to neglected areas, their progress has been slow.
The goals of the 2011-2014 PNBL program were not met, and for her second term President Dilma Rousseff has proposed even more ambitious goals. Perhaps the distraction of preparations for the World Cup and Olympics can be blamed for a lack of focus on PNBL, but this time round there is another distraction: the general economic slowdown.
The backdrop to all this is the dramatic reshuffling of ownership within operators Oi, TIM and GVT, whose state of flux could provide América Móvil and Telefónica with an opportunity to benefit.
And at the same time Brazil continues to work as hard as any neighboring country to adopt cutting-edge concepts such as net neutrality, smart cities, MVNOs, 4G and M2M.
In this report BNamericas takes stock of the post-World Cup scenario to verify whether the sector can put such distractions behind it and move forward.
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