Digital inclusion and mobile sector taxation in Brazil
Mobile services today connect over 144 million people in Brazil.
With mobile penetration in terms of unique subscribers standing at 69% in Q4 2015, Brazil is the largest mobile market in Latin America and the fifth largest in the world. Mobile internet has developed rapidly, with penetration of mobile internet subscribers at 54% in Q4 2015. This is higher than the averages of Latin America and BRICS countries. However, when compared to developed markets, the gap in connectivity is yet to be closed.
Higher taxation on mobile compared to other standard goods and services risks limiting Brazil’s overall economic growth.